The Beaver Hills Country
A History of Land and Life
anomalous, region of Alberta between the North Saskatchewan and the
Battle Rivers. The Beaver Hills arose where mountain glaciers from the
west met continental ice-sheets from the east. An overview of the
hills’ physiography helps us to grasp the complexity and
diversity 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 of
fires, shape the possibilities and provide the challenges to those who
have called the region home or used its varied resources: Indians,
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
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