434 pages, 6 x 9
100 b&w photographs and maps
Release Date:01 Jan 1993


The Last Frontier

UBC Press
Covering vast distances in time and space, Yukon: The LastFrontier begins with the early Russian fur trade on the AleutianIslands and closes with what Melody Webb calls 'the technologicalfrontier'. Colourful and impeccably researched, her history of theYukon Basin of Canada and Alaska shows how much and how little haschanged there in the last two centuries. Successive waves of traders,trappers, miners, explorers, soldiers, missionaries, settlers,steamboat pilots, road builders, and aviators have come to the Yukon,bringing economic and social changes, but the immense land 'remainsvirtually untouched by permanent intrusions.'
Melody Webb, who spent time in the Yukon wildernessbefore writing this book, is the assistant superintendent of TetonNational Park.

List of Maps

Preface to the Bison Book Edition


1. The Yukon: A Setting for Successive Frontiers

2. The Russian and English Frontiers

3. The Trader's Frontier

4. The Early Miner's Frontier: Fortymile and Circle

5. The Explorer's Frontier

6. The Klondike Frontier

7. The Soldier's Frontier

8. The Missionary's and Settler's Frontier

9. The Transportation Frontier: Riverways

10. The Transportation Frontier: Trails and Roads

11. The Transportation Frontier: Railways, Highways, Airways

12. The Twentieth-Century Miner's Frontier

13. The Enduring Frontier




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