Sunday, February 6, 2011
This is an article written about a moose hunt in Mattawa in 1889 or 1890 . Two americans from New York (writer Julian Ralph and artist Frederic Remington) headed into the forest around Mattawa to get a moose . There are descriptions of the area and the people that are interesting . The depiction of the devastation of lumbering in Mattawa itself is telling . The effects of 'development' on the Aboriginal population apparent as well as the attitude of these visitors . The picture of the HBC store is accurate to the time . It's worth a read . The article was in Harper's Magazine in 1890 .