Four titles on the exploration of Western Canada. A Visit from Captain Cook documents Cook's stopovers among the Nootka Indians on the west coast of Vancouver Island and features old paintings to recreate his search for a northwest passage (15 min. 22 sec.). Based on his journals, Alexander Mackenzie: The Lord of the North takes us along on Mackenzie's arduous canoe trip up the great river that now bears his name, in one of the epics of northern exploration (27 min.55 sec.). David Thompson: The Great Mapmaker: Thompson mapped over a million square miles of uncharted territory--the greatest achievement in land geography of all time (28 min.). Selkirk of Red River: History comes to life in this dramatic story of the Red River (Winnipeg) settlement, a pioneer venture of Thomas Douglas, Earl of Selkirk (28 min. 3 sec.).
1987, 99 min 51 s
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