Tuesday 1 March 2022

March Book Tuesday

 Welcome to the March edition of Book Tuesday.

Today we are featuring a biography of one of Western Canada's most famous Frontiersmen


Victorian Society of Alberta

Kootenai Brown
Canada's Unknown Frontiersmen.
by William Rodney

Brown’s remarkably adventurous life in Canada began in BC in 1862 during the Cariboo gold rush. He later became a BC policeman, Pony Express rider, buffalo hunter, Head Scout for the Rocky Mountain Rangers during the 1885 Riel Rebellion and a conservationist who fought to establish Waterton Lakes National Park. Here he is buried, this region of lakes and mountains his magnificent memorial. Possibly BC’s greatest frontiersman, nevertheless, in Canada he is virtually unknown. By contrast, if Kootenai had lived in the US he would be as familiar as Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.

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