Through Canada's frozen lands : a long and perilous trip through the pathless regions of Northern Canada by two young Canadian explorers
9 columns (unpaged) : ill. , ports. , map ; 32 x 19 cm or smaller
The Illustrated London News
10 March 1894
Item is a newspaper clipping providing an extensive description by J.B. and James Tyrrell of the 1893 expedition to the barren lands. The article gives a detailed account including mention of the native members of the expedition team-- Louis, Pierre and Michel French, three famous Mohawk canoeists from Kahnawake, Quebec, and three Chipewyans from Saskatchewan, including Jim Corrigal and John Flett. The expedition members travelled by canoe, while completing an accurate survey of the Hudson Bay region, noting natural resources such as flora, fauna and mineral deposits along the way. At one point the party encountered a vast herd of reindeer which replenished the expedition members' exhausted food supply.
"Item located on p. 54-57 of 'Scrapbook of clippings, 1884-1898' which forms part of the series entitled 'Newspaper clippings and printed materials'."
"Portraits are drawings entitled 'J. W. Tyrrell', 'J. B. Tyrrell'. "
"Includes map entitled 'Route of the Tyrrells to Chesterfield Inlet and return', based on information supplied by James Tyrrell."
"Account is 'taken from the lips of one of the explorers', probably James Tyrrell."
"Illustration entitled 'Woman in Esquimaux Costume' based on portrait of James Tyrrell's wife, Isabel Tyrrell. "
"Ms. Coll 26, box 124"
Tyrrell, Joseph Burr, 1858-1957Tyrrell, J. W. (James Williams), 1863-1945French, MichelFrench, LouisFrench, PierreFlett, JohnCorrigal, JimTyrrell, Isabel
Kahnawake Indian Reserve (Quebec)
Hudson Bay Region--Surveys
Canoes and canoeingCaribouMohawk IndiansChipewyan IndiansPortrait drawings