By Stephen Brunt
This state and its everyone is made from an identical hardy stuff that makes our video game and our league. the gray Cup has helped unite our kingdom for a hundred years now. And it has printed us, equipped our satisfaction and our experience of Canadianness in annual tributes to attempt, sweat and toil. yet what does a hundred years of background and cultural relevance upload as much as? once we Canadians examine the gray Cup, we see excess of a glowing soccer trophy; we see a mirrored image of ourselves. After its first years as an novice problem cup, the gray Cup might cross directly to be presented to the simplest soccer workforce in Canada, with Western challengers touring again east to fall by the hands of the extra demonstrated Toronto groups. that's, until eventually a bunch of pissed off Winnipeggers paid a tremendous sum in the course of the melancholy to shop for up celebrity gamers and produce the cup west for the 1st time. Following this, the video games grew to become in regards to the satisfaction of the rustic, East as opposed to West, the nationwide identification fought over the gridiron, all chronicled dutifully through bestselling writer Stephen Brunt.
From the start of the fashionable CFL in 1958, during the dynastic Edmonton Eskimos and into the nineties, tried united states growth, franchise re-birth in Montreal, 100 gray Cups has all of it: behind-the-scene anecdotes, never-before-seen pictures, and exceptional entry to the CFL records. it's a must-have for all lovers of this nationwide culture
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W. Coast. The only allegations to the contrary that Capt. Middleton represents Repulse Bay to be shut up, and that Capt. Cook &. Capt. Clerk [Clerke] could not find a Passage by Strait otAnian now called Behring's Strait! 16 Dalrymple continued to wield great influence in London, and in 1795 he was appointed the Admiralty's first chief hydrographer. 17 Dalrymple's strategy, as it happened, was adopted by the Montreal fur traders. 18 In exploration as in other activities, the NWC surpassed the HBC in the late eighteenth century, sending Pond to the western prairies and Mackenzie to the Arctic and Pacific oceans.
66 The NWC's operations, headquartered on the Pacific at lower Fort George, were extensive. '67 A description of the post by Northwester Peter Corney has survived, describing the fort in MAP 5 The North West Company's Columbia District (redrawn from Alexander Ross map, 1821) 26 Trading Beyond the Mountains late 1817: 'The whole of the settlers do not exceed 150 men, most of whom keep Indian women, who live inside of the fort with them. Nearly all the settlers are [French] Canadians. ' The fort was a square of about 200 yards, surrounded by pickets about fifteen feet high and protected by two bastions.
Native labour was restricted primarily to the fur trade, and to a lesser degree to the provision trade. Native people worked indirectly for the traders: they hunted and trapped animals on their own land and prepared pelts at their own settlements. Native women lived with traders at their posts; there was probably one for every NWC employee. They also provided provisions such as salmon. In April 1821, James Keith of Fort George wrote to his supplier, Perkins and Company, about the difficulties of obtaining a provision supply in this extremely remote region.
100 Grey Cups: This Is Our Game by Stephen Brunt