Forty Years in Canada Reminiscences of the great North-West with some account of his service in South Africa

By: Steele, Samuel Benfield

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Dust jacket heavily chipped with tears top spine, some creasing, spine faded. Some erasure top corner front free end paper. ; A tight solid book. DJ in Mylar. This is a facsimile edition of the 1915 hardcover published by McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart in Canada and Herbert Jenkins in Britain. ; The Ryerson archive series; B&W Photographs; 1.5 x 8.5 x 5.5 Inches; 428 pages; "Samuel Benfield Steele was born Orillia, Ontario, in 1851. Orphaned in his early teens. he joined the Canadian Militia, fought against the Fenians, and was on the Red River Expedition against Louis Riel's Metis. He joined the new North-West Mounted Police and took part in the epic march west to Fort Edmonton. In his career with the NWMP he was involved in many of the historic episodes of the Canadian West - the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, the North-West Rebellion of 1885, the Gold Rush of 1898... From 1899 to 1901 he fought in the South African War and spent the next five years in the South African Constabulary, returnining to Canada in 1907 (where this autobiography ends). (jacket blurb)

Title: Forty Years in Canada Reminiscences of the great North-West with some account of his service in South Africa

Author Name: Steele, Samuel Benfield

Categories: RCMP, Canada,

Edition: Facsimile

Publisher: Toronto, McGraw-Hill Ryerson: 1972

ISBN Number: 0070774803

ISBN Number 13: 9780070774803

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 15336

Keywords: NWMP Fort Edmonton Metis Louis Riel Northwest Mounted Police