The Barren Lands : the Tyrrell brothers' interesting trip of exploration
Canniff, Clarkson M., 1867-1930
6 columns (unpaged) : ports. , map ; 32 x 6 cm or smaller
Buffalo, New York
Buffalo Morning Express
21 January 1894
Item is a newspaper clipping based on an interview conducted by C.M. Canniff with J.B. Tyrrell in Toronto on Jan. 19, 1894 describing in detail the 1893 expedition to the barren lands. Contact with indigenous peoples during the 1892 expedition is noted as providing the impetus for the Barren Lands expedition. The Tyrrells were accompanied by three Mohawks known for their excellence as canoeists from Kahnawake, Quebec, and by three Chipewyans from the Prince Albert, Saskatchewan area. The expedition party travelled by canoe, dog sled and by snowshoe, noting natural resources such as fur-bearing animals and minerals along the way.
"Item located on p. 40-42 of 'Scrapbook of clippings, 1884-1898' which forms part of the series entitled 'Newspaper clippings and printed materials'."
"Includes map entitled 'Route of the Tyrrells to Chesterfield Inlet and return', the first published map of the expedition route."
"Portraits reproduced from photographs entitled 'Lt. Joseph B. Tyrrell, of the Governor General's Foot Guards, Ottawa'and 'James W. Tyrrell. Dressed as on his recent expedition.'"
Author identified in manuscript.
"A letter from Canniff to J.B. Tyrrell dated Jan. 27, 1894, following the interview is also included in the collection at L10121."
"Ms. Coll 26, box 124"
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr, 1858-1957Tyrrell, J. W. (James Williams), 1863-1945French, Pierre
Kahnawake Indian Reserve (Quebec)
Hudson Bay Region--Surveys
Mohawk IndiansChipewyan IndiansCanoes and canoeingDogsleddingSnowshoes and snowshoeingPortrait photographs