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The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney

The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney is a biography of a man who played a key role in the events which marked the political, social, and economic transformation of western Canada in the latter half of the nineteenth century.  An immigrant adventurer seeking his fortune in the colonies, Dewdney was embroiled in the gold rushes of the 1860s, the B.C. debates on Confederation, the Riel Rebellion of 1885, political evolution in the North-West Territories, and the Klondike gold rush. In following his exploits, we follow the story of a region experiencing breathtaking change.


182 pages


Table of Contents

1. The Trailblazer

2. The Politician

3. Indian Commissioner

4. Rebellion

5. Lieutenant-Governor

6. Minister of the Interior

7. Semi-Retirement

8. Conclusion

Bibliography

Notes

Index

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