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Index to the 1911 Census of Canada : Northwest Territories.

Bourgeois of the NorthWest Company (Canada) : List of proprietors, clerks, interpreters etc. of the NorthWest Company (the old Company), who severed in the Indian Department in 1799.

1901 Victoria, British Columbia Census; Alberta - Northwest Territories Entries

Métis National Council Historical Online Database. Includes census records 1881, 1891 and 1901; Northwest Scrip; and Manitoba Affidavit. The database covers what is now Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

CAN-NW-TERRITORY Mailing List at RootsWeb. Topic: A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the Northwest Territories, Canada. You can search the archives for a specific message or browse them.

NWT Genealogy Message Board at Ancestry.ca

Northwest Territories, Canada Genealogy Forum

Northern News Services Online : Obituaries : Covers communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Folk Tales :
(Book - Amazon.ca) : The first comprehensive collection of Eskimo folktales in over sixty years, these stories reveal a tradition close in spirit to modern fiction. Not for queasy readers, A Kayak Full of Ghosts deals with strange and even gruesome events in the barren Arctic where, in the minds of the storytellers, all manner of behavior is imaginable. Mythic and beautiful, violent and scatological, these tales come from an oral tradition that bars few holds.
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In Order to Live Untroubled: Inuit of the Central Artic 1550 to 1940
(Book - Amazon.ca) : Despite the long human history of the Canadian central arctic, there is still little historical writing on the Inuit peoples of this vast region. Although archaeologists and anthropologists have studied ancient and contemporary Inuit societies, the Inuit world in the crucial period from the 16th to the 20th centuries remains largely undescribed and unexplained. In Order to Live Untroubled helps fill this 400-year gap by providing the first, broad, historical survey of the Inuit peoples of the central arctic.
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The Prospectors' Pick: The People of the Yellowknife Gold Boom 1936-1951
(Book - Amazon.ca) : Immediately after WWII ended in 1949, Yellowknife, located 500 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle in the Northwest Territories, was already the centre of a gold boom with three new producing gold mines. It attracted prospectors, promoters, entrepreneurs, politicians, recently discharged servicemen, the mining and geological fraternities of the world, bankers, businessmen, bush pilots, preachers, teachers, nurses, natives, field and bush men, newly married couples, and rascals. Prospecting spread over all the NWT and although thousands of small gold discoveries were made, but most proved to be negative. The old town of Yellowknife soon became an overcrowded, unsanitary place, but in spite of healthy problems everyone had their own play and went about their daily businesses. A new town site was soon developed, and it is now the capital of the NWT and the centre of the Canadian diamond business. I was part of the boom and life there was, to say the least, exciting.
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Trader King: The Thrilling Story of Forty Years' Service in the North-West Territories
(Book - Amazon.ca) : Trader King is the graphic and powerfully moving story of one of the most fearless and colourful traders of the Canadian North - William Cornwallis King - as told to Mary Weeks in the 1930's. Working for the Hudson's Bay Company from 1862 to 1903, King's story is an exciting first-hand account of the early days of the fur trade in Canada.
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