The Beaver Hills Country
190 pages, 6 x 9
35 b&w photos, 10 maps, 2 illustrations, 1 table
Paperback
Release Date:01 Aug 2009
ISBN:9781897425374
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The Beaver Hills Country

A History of Land and Life

Athabasca University Press
This book is explores a relatively small, but interesting andanomalous, region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and theBattle Rivers. The Beaver Hills arose where mountain glaciers from thewest met continental ice-sheets from the east. An overview of thehills’ physiography helps us to grasp the complexity anddiversity of landscapes, soil types, and vegetation communities.Ecological themes, such as climatic cycles, ground water availability,vegetation succession and the response of wildlife, and the impact offires, shape the possibilities and provide the challenges to those whohave called the region home or used its varied resources: Indians,Métis, and
European immigrants.
Graham A. MacDonald has worked as a public historianfor the Ontario Parks Branch, the Manitoba Heritage Branch, and ParksCanada, and as a heritage planner in Winnipeg. His research includesFirst Nations history, the fur trade, and natural resource history. Helives in Victoria, B.C.

Acknowledgments

Introduction: On the Name "BeaverHills"

Chapter 1: The Character of the Beaver Hills

Chapter 2: Ancient Ways Between Two Rivers

Chapter 3: Traders, Horses, and Bison,1730–1870

Chapter 4: Visions of the Promised Land,1870–1905

Chapter 5: Conservation, Communities andEgalitarianism, 1905–1930

Chapter 6: Hard Times and Good Times,1930–1950

Chapter 7: Postwar Urbanism

Notes

Bibliography

Image Sources

Index

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