My first thanks are due to Morris Zaslow, who kindled my interest in northern Canada at the University of Western Ontario nearly twenty years ago. Jane Fredeman of the University of British Columbia Press encouraged me with this book and performed surgery on my prose style. My colleague, Ken Coates, read the manuscript and made many useful suggestions for expanding it. My wife and children put up with me while I was writing it. The Brandon University Research Committee and Peter Hordern, Dean of Arts, provided logistical support. Jim Darlington and Ross McLachlan of Brandon University's Cartographic Laboratory drew the maps. The Historical Section at R.C.M.P. Headquarters in Ottawa generously responded to inquiries and requests for photographs. My thanks to all these people.
William R. Morrison, Department of History, Brandon University.