A Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape

Finalist, Hilary Weston Writers’ belief Prize for Non-Fiction

When Candace Savage and her associate purchase a home within the romantic little city of Eastend, she has no concept what awaits her. firstly she enjoys exploring the realm round their new domestic, together with the boyhood haunts of the prestigious American author Wallace Stegner, the again roads of the Cypress Hills, the dinosaur skeletons on the T.Rex Discovery Centre, the fossils to be present in the dust-dry hills. She additionally revels in her encounters with the wild population of this mysterious land-three coyotes in a ditch at evening, their eyes glinting at midnight; a deer on the window; a cougar pussy-footing it via a gully a couple of minutes' stroll from town.

But as Savage explores additional, she uncovers a darker reality-a tale of cruelty and survival set within the still-recent past--and reveals that she needs to re-evaluate the tale she grew up with because the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of prairie homesteaders.

Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and imbued with Savage's ardour for this position, A Geography of Blood deals either a stunning new edition of plains background and an unforgettable portrait of the windswept, shining state of the Cypress Hills.

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See additionally Cree kingdom plains grizzlies. See grizzlies Plains Sioux, seventy four. See additionally Dakota kingdom; Sioux plains wolves. See wolves Play-ku-tay, 112, 113 police. See North-West fastened Police prairie chickens, forty-one prairie conservation. See grassland conservation prairie canines, sixteen, forty-one prairie ecology. See buffalo; grassland conservation pronghorns, forty-one, forty seven, sixty eight, 129 Qu’Appelle Valley, 123, one hundred twenty five, 137, 141, one hundred forty five, 146, 147, one hundred fifty, a hundred and fifty five, 156, one hundred sixty five. See additionally castle Qu’Appelle railroad. See Canadian Pacific Railway Range Riders and Sodbusters, 25–27 rations, 128, 131, 132, 137, 138, 139, 141, one hundred forty five, 146, 148, 149, one hundred fifty, 163 Ravenscrag Butte, fifty six, fifty seven Ravenscrag, SK, fifty four, fifty five, fifty six, fifty eight, sixty nine, eighty five, 158 Recollections of an Assiniboine leader, one hundred ten Red Deer River, seventy six, one hundred twenty five Red inn, MT, 6 Red Ochre Hills, 36 Red correct Hand, The, or Buffalo Bill’s First Scalp for Custer, five reserves and reservations, 7, 119, a hundred and twenty, 122, 127, 131, 137, 138, 141, 142, a hundred forty five, 147, 148, one hundred fifty, a hundred and fifty five, 156, 159, 162, 163, 164, one hundred seventy five. See additionally treaty phrases residential faculties, 157, one hundred sixty five Riel, Louis, 173. See additionally North-West Resistance Riel uprising, 143 Robsart, SK, nine, a hundred Royal Canadian fixed Police. See Fleming, Sergeant David, Sr. ; North-West fixed Police Royal Saskatchewan Museum, forty four ruby-crowned kinglet, sixty seven sacred, definition, a hundred and seventy Saskatchewan, 2, three, 7, eleven, thirteen, sixteen, 24, 25, 124, a hundred thirty five, 179, Saskatchewan River drainage, sixteen, 36, fifty seven, ninety six, 102, one hundred twenty five, 137, 141 Saskatoon, SK, 2, three Saulteaux state, 131 Sawepiton, 166 “Scotty,” forty four, forty five, fifty six. Scouts of the Prairies, The, five settlers and payment tales, 23–27, 28–31, 32, 36, 51–52, 58–59, 64–65, 89, 178–81, 184 Shaunavon, SK, 36, fifty four Sherk, Edna Elizabeth, nine, 21, 23, 24, 30–31, 51–52 Sherk, Pauline, 178 Shoshone River, 6 Siksika, seventy four, seventy five, ninety two, one hundred thirty, 182. See additionally Blackfoot Sioux, seventy four, a hundred and twenty, 128. See additionally Dakota kingdom; Lakota state Sitting Bull, leader, 117, 119, 120–22, 128, a hundred and forty, 141, 157 “Sitting Bull’s Boss,” 128, one hundred forty Skull Mountainettes, 147, 176 soil ecology, forty-one, forty two Solomon, Moses, 103, 104, one zero five, a hundred and ten South Peigan, seventy four, ninety one. See additionally Blackfeet; Piikáni South Saskatchewan River, sixteen, 36 smallpox, ninety two, 147 Spotted Eagle, leader, a hundred and twenty, 141 Stampede web site, 181–83 starvation, 102, 123, 129, a hundred thirty, 131, one hundred forty. See additionally Cypress Lake; famine Stegner residence, 12–13, 18–20, 24–25, 30–31, 33, 34, forty four, eighty five, 176 Stegner, Wallace, 13–14, 24–25, 27, 38, forty, forty three, forty four, 58–64, 88, ninety one, ninety six, 151, 164. See additionally Stegner residence; Wolf Willow Stony Mountain detention center, 173 Stories From My existence, 162, 177 survey, foreign border, 124 surveying of reserves, 137 Su-yé-sai-pi, 76–79 swallows, forty-one Swift present, SK, 36, 154 telegrams, encoded, 142–43 Terry, Brigadier basic Alfred H. , 117, 118, a hundred and twenty, 121, 122 Thĥatĥáŋka Íyotake, 121.

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