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[Midnight sun and dog team]

Midnight Sun and Coming In From The North. [A composite of two photographs - the midnight sun and a dog team pulling a sled. C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Fort Good Hope]

Interior of the R.C. Church, on the Arctic Circle at Fort Good Hope, Mackenzie River. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Fort Resolution]

Indians packing goods up from the shore of Great Slave Lake at Fort Resolution. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Great Slave Lake]

Hislop & Nagle trading steamer, bringing their supplies into their post at Resolution, Great Slave Lake. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Portage]

Fort Smith H.B.Co's post, showing the ox carts loaded with fur, making the 16 mile portage to avoid the rapids on Slave River. 700 miles north of Edmonton. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Slave River]

Loading the boats again after making the third portage, Slave River. Flour here is worth $10 a hundred lbs. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Rapids]

Indians running a boat through the rapids on the second portage, Slave River. 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. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Alberta]

Grand Rapids, Athabasca River. The photo shows the H.B.Co's fur boats landing at the foot of the rapid, preparatory to making the portage, 265 miles north of Edmonton. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Provincial Archives of Alberta photo]

Esquimaux [eskimo] in their kyaks. The kyak [kayak] is made of seal skin and is about 16 feet long with only sufficient room for one man. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Fort Resolution]

Indians landing at Great Slave Lake with birchbark canoes, coming to trade at Fort Resolution [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.]

[Portage]

Indians portaging a 50 foot scow or boat on the Mackenzie portage, goods and boats are portaged four times in 25 miles on account of the rapids on Slave Lake [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Slave River]

One of the pretty spots on Slave River [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Portage]

Indians running a boat through the rapids on the second portage, Slave River. 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. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Provincial Archives of Alberta photo]

A 50 foot scow shooting a rapid, see previous picture. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Provincial Archives of Alberta photo]

A moose and teepee [tipi]. The moose is not much used being too difficult to train, dogs are used almost now exclusively instead. [Moose in harness]. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Alberta]

Indians packing at the foot of the Grand Rapids - Athabasca River. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

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