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[Provincial Archives of Alberta photo]

Eskimaux [eskimo] man and family, the man holds in his hand what is called a snow knife made from a file used to cut blocks of snow in making snow huts [igloos]. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[People/Person]

Esquimaux man and family. The man holds in his hand what is called a snow knife, made from a file, used to cut blocks of snow in making snow huts. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Fort McPherson]

Fort McPherson, the most northerly post of the H.B.Co. It is on Peels River, within the Arctic Circle, 2000 miles north of Edmonton, the Midnight Sun shines here for about two weeks. The Esquimaux quite frequently come as far south and [as] McPherson to trade. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Mackenzie River Ramparts]

The Ramparts - Mackenzie River. 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 sandstone rock, from 180 to 300 feet high and continues so for about one mile when it again widens out. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Great Slave Lake]

Skin Lodges of the Dogrib Indians in front of H.B.Co's Fort Great Slave Lake. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Great Slave Lake]

Indians landing at Great Slave Lake with birch bark canoes, coming to trade at Resolution. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Portage]

Indians portaging a 50 ft. scow or boat on the Mantaise Portage, goods and boats are portaged four times in 25 miles on account of the rapids on Slave River. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Transportation]

A 50 foot scow shooting a rapid. See previous picture. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Transportation]

A moose and teepee. The moose is not much used being too difficult to train, dogs are used now exclusively instead. [C.W. Mather's image, 1901].

[Fort Good Hope]

Fort Good Hope HBCo. on the Arctic Circle, Mackenzie River. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Fort Good Hope]

Interior of the R.C. church, on the Arctic Circle at Fort Good Hope Mackenzie River. [Our Lady of Good Hope]. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Great Slave Lake]

Skin lodges of the Dogrib indians in front of the HBCo. fort. Great Slave Lake. [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Great Slave Lake]

A group of Dogrib indian boys, Great Slave lake [Photo from C.W. Mathers' photo album "The Far North" requests for copies should be made to the Provincial Archives of Alberta]

[Alberta]

Indians tracking the HBCo. Fur boats up the rapids on Athabasca River, from Fort McMurray to Grand Rapids, 87 miles in almost one continous rapid. [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]

An indian packer with an average load of 200 lbs. [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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