Journalist Leroy Victor Kelly's qThe Range Menq chronicles the early days of ranching in southwestern Alberta, from the arrival of the first large herds in 1876 through to 1913. Kelly gathered material from the records of the North-West Mounted Police, William Pearce's government reports, qthe Calgary Herald, q qthe Macleod Gazetteq and other publications, and collected anecdotes from old-time stockmen such as George Lane and John Ware. A window into the period after the buffalo but before extensive settlement, qThe Range Menq paints a vivid, engrossing and sometimes unflattering picture of colonial life and attitudes. Kelly's unvarnished account of the relentless march of 'progress, ' as settlements were built and big ranches like the Cochrane, the Medicine Hat and the Bar U were born, notes the impact of farming on the wild prairie ecology and documents treaty betrayals and efforts to reduce and 'subdue' First Nations through smallpox and rum. More than a story of cattle trades and the hard beginnings of the Alberta cowboy, qThe Range Menq is an authentic and important slice of history.Though the Little Red Deer and the Big Red Deer formed the northern boundary of this district, there were not any very ... The British American Ranch, which was the property on which the Cochrane sheep were placed in 1884, was now aanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Range Men|
|Author||:||Leroy Victor Kelly|
|Publisher||:||Heritage House Publishing Co - 2009|