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Trading with the Esquimaux

Image of an Inuit family who is trading with an unidentified man. Caption on photograph reads, "Observe the stone ornaments the man has in his lips, they are inserted from the inside, a shoulder preventing it from coming all the way through."

Mathers, C. W.

The Ramparts, Mackenzie River

Caption on photograph reads, "The river here is only about one third its usual width, but is 360 ft. deep. It is forced between two great perpendicular stretches of sand stone rock from 180 to 300 feet high and continues so for about one mile when it again widens out."

Mathers, C. W.

Report of Exploration & Investigation Along Canada's Arctic Coast Line from the Delta of the Mackenzie River to Hudson Bay 1925-1926

A report about the Northwest Territories and the Yukon prepared by Major L.T. Burwash (L.T. standing for Lachlin Taylor, variously spelled Lachan and Lachlan). There are 142 typed pages plus appendices, photos, and maps. The photographs depict the local people and their practices, as well as some of Burwash, and the landscape. There is also a snapshot, a note about the book from a bookseller, a map of his travels, a pamphlet for the Northwest Territories 1933, and an obituary from the New York Times, tucked into the front. The book, text, and photographs, are all in very good condition.

Burwash, Lachlin Taylor

Indians running a boat through the rapids on the second portage, Slave River

Image of a group of Tlicho men running a boat through rapids on the Slave River. The Tlicho people are a part of the Dene First Nations. Caption on photograph reads, "The boats are run in the channels of the river thereby avoiding the heavier swells in the main part of the river, which is a mile wide and almost impossible to run a boat through."

Mathers, C. W.

Esquimaux Man and Family

Image of a Inuit family standing outside of a tupiq. Esquimaux refers to the French word for Eskimo. Caption on photograph reads, "The man hold in his hand what is called a snow knife made from a file, used to cut block of snow in making snow huts."

Mathers, C. W.

A 50 foot scow shooting a rapid

Image of a group of Tlicho men running a boat through rapids on the Slave River. The Tlicho people are a part of the Dene First Nations. Caption on photograph reads, "See previous picture." The photograph previous to this one in the album also shows a group of Tlicho men running a boat through the rapids with the caption, "The boats are run in the channels of the river thereby avoiding the heavier swells in the main part of the river, which is a mile wide and almost impossible to run a boat through."

Mathers, C. W.