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Publisher: National Geographic Society
National Geographic Society The Making of Canada, The North Map. This map is 20" wide x 31" long. From the opening paragraph, "Starting with that Elizabethan sea dog Sir Martin Frobisher, who thought he had found gold on Baffin Island in 1576, the top of North America has been seen as either a rich storehouse of minerals and furs or a barrier to the Orient. But to the native peoples it is simply home. A Dene man from the Mackenzie Valley put it this way: "The land is just like our blood because we live off the animals that feed off the land." While native peoples had unwritten maps and place-names and estabished hunting territories, outsiders saw a vast, empty frontier and set about naming every inlet and bay after patrons or places back home. What we now call the Northwest and Yukon Territories encompass 1.5 million square miles, or 39 percent of Canada - a region almost six times the size of Texas. Yet even today its popula tion is only 100,000, or about one person for every 15 square miles." This item dates to 1997 and it is in excellent condition.