Quinze Ans sous le Cercle Polaire -- Mackenzie, Anderson, Youkon. - 1889.

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Database ID27076
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionMorton Manuscripts Collection
File/Item ReferenceMSS-51-1-4 (Box 1)
Date of creation1889
Physical description/extent1 book; 4 cm of textual records
Number of images25
Historical noteÉmile Petitot (1838-1917) was a French Oblate missionary who came to northwestern Canada in 1862. In addition to serving missions along the Mackenzie River and Great Slave Lake, he undertook expeditions to the Yukon and along the Athabasca River. He published several works on geography, anthropology and Aboriginal languages.
Scope and contentThis book describes Petitot's explorations of the Mackenzie and Anderson Rivers and the western branch of the Yukon River. It also provides an account of Petitot's travels to the various forts such as Fort MacPerson and his encounters with protestant missionaries who tried to dissuade him from preaching in their territory.
Restrictions on accessThere are no restrictions on access.
ContributerPetitot, Emile (author)
Copyright holderPublic domain
Copyright expiry datePublic domain
Other terms governing use and reproductionResponsibility regarding questions of copyright that may arise in the use of any images is assumed by the researcher.
Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesBooks
Provenance Access PointMorton, A.S.
Other notesThis collection was presented to the Institute for Northern Studies by Donatien Savoie, on behalf of the Honourable John Munro, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs, 17 October 1980. The material was deposited in Special Collections, University of Saskatchewan Library, on the dissolution of the Institute in 1982. Artist's drawings based on Petitot's descriptions.
PlaceYukon River, Yukon, Canada
Treaty boundariesNo data
Cultural regionArctic
NamesPetitot, Émile Fortuné Stanislas Joseph, 1838-1917
Fur Trade
Hudson's Bay Company
Hunting and Trapping
Missions and Missionaries
Blackfoot Confederacy - Siksika (Blackfoot proper)
Date Range(s)1880-1889
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