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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Adventures in the West

Henry Halpin, Fur Trader and Indian Agent

by (author) David R. Elliott

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2008
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), General, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781550028034
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $26.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459712232
    Publish Date
    Sep 2008
    List Price
    $8.99

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This is the story of Irish-born Henry Ross Halpin, who by the age of 16 began a long association with the fur trade and Canada’s native peoples, was thrice employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company, and became an Indian agent (18851901). Halpin’s work took him from Fort Garry, Manitoba, to Fort York on the shores of the Hudson Bay, and across the Prairies to British Columbia. This book is based on Halpin’s previously unpublished menoirs, Hudson’s Bay Company post journals and correspondence, the 1885 Rebellion trials where Halpin was a witness, and the reports and correspondence of the Department of Indian Affairs.

About the author

David R. Elliott is a retired professor of Canadian and European history and the author of three previous books. He has operated a genealogical research company, Kinfolk Finders, for ten years. As well as lecturing on Irish research, he has indexed Irish cemeteries, parish registers, and poor law union registers. Dr. Elliott is the past-chair of the London/Middlesex branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the vice-chair of the OGS Irish Special Interest Group. He lives in Parkhill, Ontario.

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