Bitten by the 'Arctic Bug': Reflections of an Rcmp Officer's Northern Life

Bitten by the Arctic Bug Reflections of an Rcmp Officer s Northern Life Betty Reid served in the North six years with her R C M P husband Jim Reid in the North West Territories from Jim s job was to uphold the law and provide clearance for the export of furs H

  • Title: Bitten by the 'Arctic Bug': Reflections of an Rcmp Officer's Northern Life
  • Author: Betty Reid
  • ISBN: 9781896331553
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Betty Reid served in the North six years with her R.C.M.P husband, Jim Reid, in the North West Territories from 1944 1950 Jim s job was to uphold the law and provide clearance for the export of furs He was also appointed Indian Agent The only other non native Aboriginal peoples, First Nations families were those of the Hudson s Bay Company Factor, an independent Betty Reid served in the North six years with her R.C.M.P husband, Jim Reid, in the North West Territories from 1944 1950 Jim s job was to uphold the law and provide clearance for the export of furs He was also appointed Indian Agent The only other non native Aboriginal peoples, First Nations families were those of the Hudson s Bay Company Factor, an independent fur trader and later, a Game Warden Forget running water forget electric lights, forget schools, churches, supermarkets Conditions were primitive to say the least Most of all the writer fell in love with the native people fur trappers, and their families from the Slavey Band whose cultural beliefs and moral values built in them a great integrity and dignity of spirit back cover.

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    1. Odd little book, written by a woman in Elliot Lake and published by a small Northern Ontario publishing house about the 6 years she lived in the Northwest Territories with her RCMP husband, from 1944 to 1950. Very creative and innovative people but I guess you'd have to be living in a small house with no running water, electricity or heat, 3 small children, and a dog team and snowshoes for local transportation. It got a bit repititious near the end and ended in a strangely abrupt manner but very [...]

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