Yukon territory travel canada lonely planet the who has classified coronavirus covid19 as a global pandemic. This series includes the white pass and yukon route railway and the forthcoming book paddlewheelers of alaska and the yukon. Rich living history, stunningly unique geography and more epic scenes than a hollywood blockbuster. This northern canadian territorys history is marked by what is often regarded as the worlds greatest gold rush it is believed that ancestors of the amerindians crossed a bridge over the bering sea from asia approximately 10,000 to 25,000 years ago, establishing the yukon as the first inhabited region of canada around 1840, two explorers from the hudsons. History the search for gold in the yukon started in 1874 with the arrival of a small handful of prospectors. About the book author will ferguson has lived and worked in every region of canada, from the okanagan valley of bc to the farmlands of rural quebec, from saskatoon to southern ontario, from manitoba to pei. Prior to european colonization, the lands encompassing presentday canada were inhabited for millennia by indigenous peoples, with distinct trade networks, spiritual beliefs, and styles of social organization. An accomplished storyteller, berton was one of canadas most prolific and popular. Published 2001 by anchor canada first published 1972. They also visit the three national parks, the area of the klondike gold rush, and the s. Free timeline of yukon history homeschool giveaways. A history of the yukon and northwest territories by ken s. Write in the margins, highlight your favourite itineraries, or rip out the photos and sleep with them on the pillow next to youwhatever helps plan the trip of your dreams.
Yukon wildlife preserve, whitehorse, yukonvisit the yukon wildlife preserveduration. The last great gold rush, 18961899 berton, pierre on. See more ideas about gold rush, yukon cornelius and sam steele. This was the first book of history written by pierre berton. Instead, the territory remains among the few frontiers on the north american continent, a sparsely populated and largely unspoiled wilderness. Exploring the route of the klondike cattle drives harbour publishing, 2012 and history hunting in the yukon harbour publishing, 2010. At 10 pm, october 23, 1918, the canadian pacific passenger ship, the ss princess sophia left port at scagway, alaska with 298 passengers, men, women and children, largely from dawson city, yukon, and a crew of 65. Suddenly, the northern wilderness and its aboriginal population were overwhelmed by the newcomers. An accomplished storyteller, berton was one of canadas most prolific and popular authors. The klondike gold rush captures the spirit of the frontier west and the unexplored canadian wilds. Many tourists travel through yukon on the alaska highway.
Centuries before europeans began to settle in north america, explorers who came here found thriving first nations and inuit societies with their own beliefs, way of. Yukon books new, out of print, first nations, childrens and. Canadian history does not begin with the arrival of european explorers over 500 years ago. It borders on british columbia, the northwest territories and alaska. Aug 18, 2009 yukon books canadian fictionnonfiction reading challenge. Many books and articles on canadian history are listed in these annotated bibliographies. The human history of the arctic began thousands of years ago, yet little is remembered about the region other than its gold rush. The rivers source is in british columbia, canada, from which it flows through the canadian yukon territory itself named after the river. Important developments such as herschel island whaling, pre1900 fur trading, the postworld war ii resource boom, a lengthy struggle for responsible government, and the emergence of aboriginal. Yukon is an excellent place to live, work and play. At yukon books we carry a wide selection of books about the people and territory of northern canada. It is bounded by the northwest territories to the east, by british columbia to the south, and by the u. History of whitehorse yukon territory alaska northern. Discover what makes the yukon unlike any other place in the world, capturing the hearts and imagination of travellers from around the world.
Hudson bay company moved into yukon s interior in the 1840s, and the american traders arrived in the 1860s. Highway 66, also called historic route 66, the town is traversed by state highways 4 and 92 and is immediately north of interstate 40. Rich livinghistory, stunningly unique geography and more epic scenes than a hollywood blockbuster. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. List of books and articles about canadian history online research. Laura beatrice bertons autobiography of life in the yukon entitled i married. Born in 1920 and raised in the yukon, pierre berton worked in klondike mining camps during his university years. Lying in the northwestern corner of canada and isolated by rugged mountains, the yukon borders alaska to the west, british columbia to the south and the northwest territories to the east. Yukon the encyclopedia of oklahoma history and culture. From french canadian stock, pierre berton captures the grand scale of these pioneering days. Yukon, territory of northwestern canada, an area of rugged mountains and high plateaus. The mineral wealth of yukon has been known since the famous klondike gold rush of the later 1890s, but the combination of an arctic climate and remoteness from markets has limited the economic exploitation of such resources and the development of modern settlement. Yukon territory takes its name from the loucheux native name yukunah for the great river which drains most of its area.
The year 1870 three years after confederation brought multiple historic changes to. The yukon is one of canadas two northern territories. The klondike gold rush the klondike gold rush is, without a doubt, one of the most famous events in canadian history. While the klondike gold rush is one of the most widely known events in canadian history, particularly outside canada, the rest of the yukons long and diverse history attracts little attention. Yukon is located in the central portion of the east side of canadian county, just outside oklahoma city. Discover librarianselected research resources on canadian history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals. Yukon books canadian fictionnonfiction reading challenge. People of the yukon bibliography government of yukon.
British columbia 903 books yukon koyukuk county, alaska, united states powered by users, the librarything community, open library, geonames, natural earth and postgis. History hunting in the yukon reveals fascinating accounts from canadas northern territory such as the true story behind the legendary gunfighter jack dalton, a tough and menacing figure who stole his famed trail from the tlingit of alaska. Search yukon archives collections government of yukon. Jul 19, 2009 the klondike gold rush solidified the publics image of the north as more than a barren wasteland and left a body of literature that has popularized and romanticized the yukon. On the trail of 98, the stampeders had to bypass the treacherous water of miles canyon and white horse rapids, south of the present city. The english explorer sir john franklin anchored off the coast of yukons arctic back in 1825. If you have an interest in amazing engineering feats, read his books on the driving through of the canadian pacific railway in the national dream and the last spike. However, when the british north america act, 1867, now the constitution acts, 1867 to 1982 created the new dominion of canada, there were only four provinces ontario, quebec, nova scotia and new brunswick. Ok, so its not alaska proper, but the state and canadas yukon territory are kissing cousins, and share much in. Hudson bay company moved into yukons interior in the 1840s, and the american traders arrived in the 1860s. See more ideas about books, author and john henderson. Provinces and territories and when they became part of.
Yukongenweb resources yukon genealogy reference books. Yukon has a total population of 34,157 people with most living in the capital city of whitehorse. The unbelievable obstacles that these potential miners were able to overcome, many of them being genuine greenhorns, is truly incredible. Some of these older civilizations had long faded by the time of the. The name yukon comes from the gwichin word yukunah meaning great river and is a reference to the yukon river. A history of the yukon, second edition book amazon.
This northern canadian territorys history is marked by what is often regarded as the worlds greatest gold rush it is believed that ancestors of the amerindians crossed a bridge over the bering sea from asia approximately 10,000 to 25,000 years ago, establishing the yukon as the first inhabited region of canada. Canadas yukon asks residents to stay one caribou or. From narrative histories and popular culture, to picture and coffee table books to anthologies, to stories for children to readable, historical works for youth, many of his books are now canadian classics. The lighthearted advice is part of a viral public health awareness campaign that seeks to inform residents and pay homage to the regions cultural history. Or the pioneer woman, frances muncaster, a slim beauty who mined for. This brief but exhilarating period saw thousands of men and women from all over the world flock to the yukon goldfields in search of fortune and adventure. A bibliography of sources available at the yukon archives. He is the author of several bestselling books on canadian history and culture, including the leacock medal for humourwinning beauty tips from moose jaw a travel memoir, and bastards. Bob paulson, commissioner royal canadian mounted policein 1886, the discovery of rich goldfields in the klondike precipitated a flood of goldcrazed men and women rushing north to the yukon territory. We are among the top independent sellers of canadian books on the internet.
We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. The call of the wildwhite fang by jack london, the call of the wild by jack london, the spell of the yukon and other verses by r. However, while everyone had a chance, it was a lot harder than it seemed. Takhini hot springs, whitehorse, yukonenjoy the hot springs. The first people to come to todays yukon was eighteenth century russian traders. The klondike gold rush, often called the yukon gold rush, was a mass exodus of prospecting migrants from their hometowns to canadian yukon territory and alaska after gold was discovered there in 1896. Vacation guides before experiencing the yukon firsthand, get free yukon vacation guides delivered to your front door. Yukon, canada history and genealogy canadian genealogy. Explore this amazing land with this free 7page canadian history printable. Yukon history timeline 1800s 1825 english explorer, sir john franklin, anchored off yukon arctic coastline 1840s british fur traders, robert campbell and john bell arrived.
Our image database has over 3000 image records from 7 collections. I could tell how passionate she is about canadian historical fiction and. Itinerarythis is a typical itinerary for this productstop at. Encyclopedias also include excellent articles on the history of canada. Recommended reading for every destination on earth. One of the most popular books by american writer jack london also happens to be set in the yukon during the time of the klondike gold rush. A true tale of the last frontier and the yukon gold. Easily renew your books, check the status of your account, or ask a reference question. History of whitehorse whitehorse is named after the historic rapids on the yukon river which resembled the flowing manes of charging white horses. Coates 1985, paperback at the best online prices at ebay.
Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Chu niikwan is a major watercourse of northwestern north america. Apr 05, 2018 many tourists travel through yukon on the alaska highway. This book places the klondike gold rush within the broader sweep of the past, giving particular emphasis to the role of first. The english explorer sir john franklin anchored off the coast of yukon s arctic back in 1825. Of the 100,000 people who started off on the trip up to the yukon. Berton has excelled in this book, making history come alive with a fascinating description of the people, the land, and the obsession for gold that drew thousands of people to the klondike. Michael gates is the author of from the klondike to berlin harbour publishing, 2017 which was shortlisted for the canadian authors fred kerner book award. The ship was a steel passenger liner and was part of service fleet of. Mar 05, 2014 service, a british canadian poet and writer, was known as the bard of the yukon. Our selection contains both fiction and nonfiction in new and out of print titles and the classic northern works by authors like robert service, jack london and pierre berton.
Photographs from 18961899 is part of the 100th anniversary collection. The canada directory a directory of the towns and post offices in canada complete. This is a thread for listing and discussing books with a yukon setting. Council for yukon indians and yukon native languages project, 1983. This completely revised edition of land of the midnight sun, first published in 1988, is a comprehensive overview of yukon history.
A pictorial history of the mounted police in the yukon by helene dobrowolsky. Service, a britishcanadian poet and writer, was known as the bard of the yukon. The yukon captures the hearts and imaginations of travellers from around the globe. The yukon territory yukon is in the northwest corner of canada. Yukon, an old yukon boat called a paddlewheeler, which is now on display in whitehorse. Canadas yukon asks residents to stay one caribou or four. The last great gold rush, 18961899 by pierre berton. Yukon books new, out of print, first nations, childrens.45 924 347 1450 48 976 1368 902 118 930 1382 1289 292 353 1390 1372 190 457 217 588 1463 1330 55 1108 1256 178 687 1556 919 574 112 851 1155 911 386 163 101 1240 445 592 71