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Mapmaker : Philip Turnor in Rupert’s Land in the Age of Enlightenment / Barbara Mitchell.
Regina : University of Regina Press, 2017. xxiv, 327 pages.

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This biography of the first inland surveyor for Canada's Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) is a testament to the benefits of rigorous genealogical research. Mitchell's investigation of her great-great-great-great grandfather Philip Turnor (1751-99) starts with HBC's hiring of an "observer" who was "not marry'd brot up in farming business." The account continues through the surveyor's life in the wilderness, his encounters with the Cree and marriage to a Cree woman, and the realities of working for the king while enduring badly provisioned camps. Narrated in two "voices," the primary one a detailed history gleaned from material in HBC archives and elsewhere, Mitchell's chronicle also offers "journal entries," which she composed as Turnor. Both devices are effective; while the historical portion is marred slightly by overly frequent speculation, it is based upon meticulous research - for example, a discussion of the canoe Turnor likely used is supported with details on Cree vessels. There are a number of reproductions of period maps and other illustrations, as well as high-quality notes and bibliography sections. VERDICT Where books on Canada, indigenous life, exploration, or genealogy are favorites, this historical account is a must.

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Claiming Anishinaabe : decolonizing the human spirit / Lynn Gehl.
Regina : University of Regina Press, 2017. xiv, 212 pages.

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Denied her Indigenous status, Lynn Gehl has been fighting her entire life to reclaim mino-pimadiziwin--the good life. Exploring Anishinaabeg philosophy and Anishinaabeg conceptions of truth, Gehl shows how she came to locate her spirit and decolonize her identity, thereby becoming, in her words, "fully human." Gehl also provides a harsh critique of Canada and takes on important anti-colonial battles, including sex discrimination in the Indian Act and the destruction of sacred places.

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Out of old Manitoba kitchens / Christine Hanlon.
Lunenburg : MacIntyre Purcell Publishing, 2017. 240 pages.

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Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens is the story of the people and the food they prepared. From wild rice to perogies, smoked goldeye to tourtière, Out of Old Manitoba Kitchens is a tantalizing blend of pioneer cuisine dating back to the fur trade and beyond. See how wave after wave of immigration brought with them their own recipes. Feast on memories of food prepared on the campfire, the hearth and the cast iron stove, from the trails of the buffalo hunt to the outdoor kitchens of the early settlers.

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Game change : the life and death of Steve Montador and the future of hockey / Ken Dryden.
Hardcover edition. Toronto : Signal, McClelland & Stewart, 2017. 357 pages.

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Dryden, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, was the primary goalkeeper for the Montreal Canadian teams in the 1970s that won six Stanley Cups. He's also the author of The Game (1983), arguably the best book about hockey ever, and he was a member of the Canadian parliament and a cabinet minister. Here he examines the rise of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among professional hockey players by building on the life of Steve Montador and branching off into the lives of other players and the state of the science researching the disease. Montador was the type of grit-and-grind player fans love. He carved out a career as a defenseman by working harder than his competitors to overcome a lack of size and natural athleticism, but he eventually suffered from CTE, a progressive disease triggered by repeated blows to the head that can produce chronic depression. Montador died in 2015 with a potpourri of drugs in his system. He was 35. Four days later his only son was born. Dryden refuses to accept the premise that, well, hockey is a tough game and stuff happens. He offers specific rule changes to make the game safer, and he weaves in a history of the National Hockey League. At its core, though, Dryden's book delivers a powerful statement about the danger of hockey as it is played today, all through a portrait of one player's short, tragic life. An outstanding contribution to sports literature.

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Lake Superior to Manitoba by canoe : mapping the route into the heart of the continent / Hap Wilson.
Richmond Hill : Firefly Books, 2017. 176 pages.

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The Trans Canada Trail (www.thegreattrail.ca) was designed to run uninterrupted more than 20,000 kilometers from the Pacific to the Arctic to the Atlantic Ocean. Hap Wilson -- a modern-day explorer and mapmaker -- was the man chosen to find a water route through the wilderness from Thunder Bay on Lake Superior to Manitoba's eastern border.

First Nations peoples had traveled this mosaic of lakes and rivers 7,000 years ago. Coureurs des bois and voyageurs had used it to carry furs and trading goods. Wilson set off to carve a trail for modern users. He mapped it, measured it, marked it and in the process, experienced the best and worst of Canada's wilderness.

He survived bear confrontations, being struck by lightning, grueling days slashing open old portage routes, a knee replacement, violent storms, gale force winds, isolation, biting insects, tick infestations and bitter cold. Organizers christened this section of the Trans Canada Trail the "Path of the Paddle" in honor of canoeing icon Bill Mason and Canada's First Nations.

In this exciting account, Hap Wilson divides his 1,200 km journey into 12 routes with varying degrees of difficulty. Diary excerpts, hand-drawn maps, GPS coordinates, and photographs provide up to date information, expert guidance and anecdotal color. He describes the pictographs, old encampment stone circles that he finds along the way, more evidence of early travel, survival, myth, legend and mystery.

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