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In the Temple of the Rain God

Charles Wilson did it all. He arrived in the West in 1905, the year of Saskatchewan's birth, and experienced all the hardship, success, and suffering that the province enjoyed and endured on its path ...

Manitoba Premiers of the 19th and 20th Centuries

Manitoba's long history of conflict, and the impact that has had on the rest of Canada, is revealed in these political biographies of the province's first eighteen premiers.
Throughout its history, Manitoba ...

Payepot and His People

Payepot and His People was first published serially by The Western Producer. In 1957 it was published in book form by the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society.

Abel Watetch was a nephew of Chief ...

Canada's Wheat King

The life of Seager Wheeler is one of the most significant--albeit nearly forgotten--Canadian success stories. He was North America's most celebrated wheat developer, whose varieties in the 1920s made ...

Saskatchewan Agriculture

In this province known as "the bread basket of the world," agriculture is the culture which for over a century has provided the context for life in Saskatchewan. In this volume are over 200 biographies ...

Big Bear

When the white settlers came to western Canada, Big Bear realized that the Cree Indians' way of life was threatened, and he fought to prevent his people from being reduced to poverty-stricken outcasts ...

Alberta Premiers of the Twentieth Century

 From the optimism associated with provincial status in 1905, through the trials of Depression and war, the boom times of the post-war period, and the economic vagaries of the 1980s and the 1990s, the ...

Saskatchewan Politicians

The more than 275 biographies of Saskatchewan politicians from the past 100 years that are included in this volume represent but a fraction of those who have been elected to public office in the province. ...

Saskatchewan First Nations

In this volume are more than 125 biographies that together demonstrate the diversity and depth of Saskatchewan’s First Nations community and the contributions of First Nations people to the province. ...

Saskatchewan Writers

 The more than 175 biographies in this volume together tell the story of writing in Saskatchewan. As David Carpenter notes in his introduction to the volume: "The writers whose lives are told in these ...