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February – March 2017


20 Refugee Crisis When thousands of Sioux people from the Dakota territory fled to Canada with the U.S. army hot on their heels, cross-border complications followed. by Garrett Wilson.

32 Unsettling Scenes Recently uncovered paintings offer a remarkable perspective on the Frog Lake Massacre and the Northwest Rebellion. by Jon Dellandrea Read a version of this article

36 Letters from Pauline Pauline Vanier's wartime correspondence sheds new light on the vibrant personality of a distinguished Canadian. by Mary Frances Coady

40 Beyond Winnie They dance, they wrestle, they maul: Bears have had an uneasy time of it in their roles as pets, mascots, and roadside attractions. by Mike Commito and Ben Bradley  Read a condensed version of this article

46 Lava Land The history of Canada's volcanic past is written in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. auline Vanier's wartime correspondence sheds new light on the vibrant personality of a distinguished Canadian. by Francois-Xavier De Ruydts Read a condensed version of this article

On the cover This portrait of Lakota leader Sitting Bull was taken by David Frances Barry, likely after 1881. Many of Barry's photos became iconic images of the American West. 


8 Editor’s Note Framing the past

10 The Packet Good times. Indigenous realities. Reel news. The great ones. Ukrainian landmarks, Wilfrid's ways. De Monts gets his due. 

12 Currents A rock that rocks winnipeg. Hollywood's Canuck connection. Celebrating Montreal's groundbreaking photographer William Notman.

17 Trading Post Inuit snow goggles. Plus stories from more than nine decades of The Beaver magazine.

19 Christopher Moore The venerable Maclean's magazine moves into the digital era. 

52 Books Reviews: Hazardous embrace. Prairire encounters. Pragmatic accommodation. Teaching culture. More books: Busy beavers, practical painter, striking miners, African Canadians. Q&A: Robert Sweeny on Montreal's industrialization. 

60 History Matters Celebrating Canada's history makers at the Governor General's History Awards. 

62 Roots DNA testing, sometimes a gimmick, can be a godsend for genealogists. Read more

64 Destinations A whale of a tale from Red Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador. 

66 Album  Workers cut track ties at a Canadian Pacific Railway portable sawmill in British Columbia. See the photo

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