History of Saskatchewan and its People - 1924 - Complete in 3 Volumes


Cat No.:   CA0222-C:

Written by John Hawkes and first published in 1924, this work of over 2000 pages was originally bound as three volumes, but organized into two subject areas. The whole of vol. 1 and a good part of vol. 2 contains the “story” of Saskatchewan while the remainder of vol. 2 and the whole of vol. 3 is packed with the biographies of about 660 prominent Saskatchewans, and more than 50 photographic portraits. The “story” section is also illustrated with over 235 photographs of subjects such as early dwellings and settlements, people, natural history, and many fascinating early photographs of native people and their ceremonies.

Here you can find the whole story of Saskatchewan. The early story of this province is inescapably intertwined with that of the other administration districts initially named the North-West Territories. This vast tract included all the lands between the Ontario border and the Province of British Columbia and up to the pole (except Alaska.) While this book concentrates on Saskatchewan it contains much of the stories of the rest of the “Territories.”

The author says. “It should be understood that this book is in no proper sense of the word a “history.” It is not intended for the student or the investigator but for the average man.” John went out of his way to find the stories of the early pioneers and settlers, including those of the native people already living on the prairies when the “white man” arrived. Within this “story” you will find many first hand accounts of early adventure - and misadventure, hardship and triumph.

Almost one and a half of these three volumes are filled with biographies submitted for publication by the subjects, or by friends.

This work is a rich treasure trove for genealogists and historians. Of special interest to anyone seeking the experience of early Saskatchewan are the recounted tales of the original settlers and pioneers which John has used as a part of the rich story section.

For those whose interests are restricted to only the stories or the biographies section we have released individual CDs carrying only those sections, at a more economical price.

As usual, we have placed a sampler on our downloads page so you can see a little of what is in this fabulous book, including the tables of contents and illustrations for the history section and the lists of names of the biography subjects. The whole of the book has been formatted for searches using Adobe Reader™ or similar application, and enhanced with our FastFind technology so that search results can be presented almost instantaneously.

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No. of CDs is:  1 ;   Format is:  PDF ;   Searchable?:  YES;

FastFind:  YES;  ISBN No.:   1-897338-89-9;