“He expects the listener to be familiar with that part of the story, in the same way that Homer expected ancient Greeks to know about the Trojan horse and didn’t include it in The Iliad”...
BC Studies no. 182 Summer 2014 | Page(s) 215-217
The Peace River is an impressive natural system, flowing from the Rocky Mountains of northeastern British Columbia to the Arctic Ocean, and it has been historically (and prehistorically) a vital part of the region. From...
BC Studies no. 197 Spring 2018 | Page(s) 185-7
In the Shadow of the Great War: The Milligan and Hart Explorations of Northeastern British Columbia, 1913-14
Jay Sherwood has given us another chapter in the story of how the talented surveyors of the early twentieth century put vast areas of northern British Columbia on the map. The places visited by E.B....
BC Studies no. 182 Summer 2014 | Page(s) 214-215
At last there is a comprehensive biography of Diamond Jenness, perhaps Canada’s greatest anthropologist, and it’s an excellent one. Barnett Richling has risen to the task with a clear understanding of the man, his remarkable...
BC Studies no. 179 Autumn 2013 | Page(s) 222-224
Sometimes the most detailed and poignant histories emerge from historical fragments. In Iroquois in the West Jean Barman uses what she calls “slivers of stories from the shadows of the past” to tell a rich...