Sport and Travel in the Northland of Canada.

A sporting memoir but with good historical material on the “Barron Lands.” Stefansson cites this book most favorably in his My Life with the Eskimo.

p. xviii, quoting Captain Coats’s “Remarks on the Geography of Hudson Bay,” on the natural inhabitants of the region, robust, hardy fellows: … fit for the severest exercise, and indeed, with such dispositions, as if God’s providence in fullness of time had prepared them to receive the yoke of civility. And I do assert on my own knowledge that these people are nothing near so savage as is represented by our early voyagers….