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Maps and Dreams The Canadian sub arctic is a world of forest, prairie and muskeg of rainbow trout, moose, and caribou of Indian hunters and trappers It is also a world of boomtowns and bars, oil rigs and seismic soundings of white energy speculators, ranchers and sports hunters Hugh Brody came to this dual wold with the job of mapping the lands of northwest British Columbia as well as the way of life of a small group of Beaver Indians with a viable hunting economy living in the path of a projected oil pipeline Maps and Dreams is his account of an extraordinarymonth journey through the world of a people who have no intention of vanishing into the past Brody s powerful commentary retraces the history of the ever expanding white frontier, from the first eighteenth century explorer to the wildest corporate energy dreams of the present day

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