First Nations People of the Peace
Anderson, Anne. Legends of Wesakecha. 1976.
Anderson, Frank Wesley. 1885: the Riel Rebellion. Frontier Book #3 [F.W. Anderson], n.d.
Anderson, Frank Wesley. Riel’s Manitoba Uprising. Frontier Book #31 [F.W. Anderson], n.d.
Andrews, Gerald Smedley. Metis Outpost: the history of Kelly Lake. Victoria: G.S. Andrews, 1985.
Ashwell, Reg. Indian tribes of British Columbia. Saanichton, BC: Hancock House, 1977.
Ashwell, Reg. Indian tribes of the Northwest. Saanichton, B.C.: Hancock House, 1977.
Baity, Elizabeth. Americans before Columbus. New York: Viking Press, 1951.
Barbeau, Charles Marius. Indian days on the western Prairies. [Bulletin #163, Anthropology Series 46]

Ottawa: Dept. of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources, 1960.
Bible. Old Testament: the Old Testament in the Cree language. London:

British and Foreign Bible Society, 1946.
Brass, Eleanor Dieter. Medicine Boy and other Cree tales. Calgary: Glenbow Institute, 1979.
Brody, Hugh. Maps and Dreams. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1981.
Canada. Handbook of Indians of Canada. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada,
1912. [Facsimile reprint, 1971]
Canada. Min. of Indian and Northern Affairs. About Indians: a listing of books. 4th Ed.

Ottawa: 1977.
Canada. National Library of Canada. Books in Native languages in the rare book collection.

Ottawa: 1985.
Canada. National Museum of Man. The Athapaskans: strangers of the North. Ottawa, 1974.
Coull, Cheryl. “Prophets of Peace.” Beautiful British Columbia, Summer 1998.
Curtis, Natalie (editor). The Indians’ Book. New York: Dover, 1950.
Daniels, H. W. The forgotten people: Metis and non-status Indian land claims.

Ottawa: Native Council of Canada, 1979.
“Deal of the Century?” [Treaty 8, map] Canadian Geographic. Nov/Dec 1999, pp. 22-23.

Dempsey, Hugh Aylmer. Indian names for Alberta communities. Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta

Institute, 1969.
Dempsey, Hugh Aylmer. Indian tribes of Alberta. Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1978.
Dempsey, Hugh Aylmer. “The Indians of Alberta.” Alberta Historical Review. Winter, 1967.
Dene. Victoria: Province of British Columbia, 1953.
Dene Nation: the colony within. [Mel Watkins, Editor] Toronto: University of Toronto, 1977.
Dion, Joseph F. My tribe, the Crees. Calgary: Glenbow Museum, 1979.
Erasmus, Peter. Buffalo days and nights. Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1976.
Fieber, Frank. “Natural medicines of the Cree Indians.” Beaver. Spring, 1979.
Forbis, Richard George. Cluny: an ancient fortified village in Alberta. Calgary: University

of Calgary [Occasional paper #4], 1977.
Fromhold, Joa. “Finding the north trail.” Westworld. Nov/Dec, 1977.
Fryer, Harold. The Frog Lake massacre. Frontier Book #32 [F.W. Anderson], n.d.
Gabriel Dumont, Indian fighter. Frontier Book #14 [F.W. Anderson], 1973.
Gooderham, Kent. The days of the treaties. Toronto: Griffin Press, 1972
Gooderham, Kent. Nestum asa: the way it was in the beginning. Toronto: Griffin Press, 1970.
Grindley, Marion Eleanor. America’s Indian statues. Chicago: The Amerindian, 1966
Harington, C.R. “Bones say man lived in Yukon 27,000 years ago.” Candian Geographic.

July/August, 1975.
Helgason, Gail. The first Albertans. Edmonton: Lone Pine Publishing, 1987.
Helm, June. The Dogrib hand game. Ottawa: National Museum [Bulletin 205,

Anthropological Series 71], 1966.
Hood, Robert. “Some account of the Cree and other Indians, 1819.” Alberta Historical

Review. Winter, 1967.
I am an Indian. Toronto: J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1969.
Ives, John W. A theory of northern Athapaskan prehistory. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1989.
Jenness, Diamond. The Indians of Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1977 [originally

published in 1932].
Jenness, Diamond. The Sekani Indians of British Columbia. Ottawa: Department of Mines and

Natural Resources, Bulletin No. 84 – Anthropological Series No. 20, 1937.
Kehoe, Alice B. Saskatchewan Indian religious beliefs. Regina: Saskatchewan Museum of

Natural History, n.d.
Laubin, Reginald. The Indian tipi: its history, construction and use. New York: Ballantyne, 1957.
Lowie, Robert Harry. Indians of the Plains. New York: Natural History Press, 1963.
MacGowan, Kenneth and J. Hester. Early man in the New World. Garden City, N.Y.: Natural History

Library, 1962.
McLuhan, Teri C. [Editor] Touch the Earth: a self-portrait of Indian existence. New York:

Pocket Books, 1972
Mair, Charles. Through the Mackenzie Basin: an account of the signing of Treaty 8.

Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1999.
The Metis people of Canada: a history. Alberta Federation of Metis Settlement Associations, 1978.
Neihardt, John G. Black Elk speaks. Richmond Hill, Ont.: Simon and Schuster, 1972.
Pohorecky, Zenon. Saskatchewan Indian heritage: the first two hundred centuries. Saskatoon:

University of Saskatchewan Press, 1970.
Pryde, Duncan. Nunaga: my land, my country. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1971.
Red Fox, William. The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox. Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett, 1971.
Ridington, Robin. People of the Trail: how the Northern Forest Indians lived. Vancouver: Douglas

and McIntyre, 1978.
Rogers, E. S. Forgotten Peoples. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1969.

Rowand, Evelyn. “The rebellion at Lac La Biche.” Alberta Historical Review. Summer, 1973.

Sanderson, James F. Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies. Calgary: Historical Society of

Alberta, 1965.
Scarrow, C.A. Indians of Canada and Prairie Pioneers. Regina: School Aids and Text

Book Publishers, 1943.
Stanley, George F.G. “Indian raid at Lac La Biche.” Alberta History. Summer, 1976.
Symington, Fraser. The Canadian Indian: the illustrated history of …. Toronto: Maclean-Hunter, 1969.
“Tattooing among the Crees.” Glenbow. Nov/Dec, 1972.
Thornton, Mildred Valley. Indian Lives and Legends. Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1966.
Turner, Dick. Sunrise on Mackenzie. Saanichton, B.C., Hancock House, 1977. [contains text

of Treaty 8 as an appendix]
Vanstone, James W. Athapaskan Adaptations. Arlington Heights, Ill: AHM Publishing, 1974.
Watt, Ellen. “Transferral of a bundle.” Beaver. Summer, 1967.
Whiteside, Don. Aboriginal People: a selected bibliography concerning Canada’s first people.

Ottawa: National Indian Brotherhood, 1973.
Wormington, Hannah Marie. Ancient Man in North America.Denver, Colorado:

Denver Museum of Natural History, 1957.

The Fur Trade Era

Beeson, Edith. Dunlevy: from the diaries of Alex P. McInnes. Lillooet, B.C.: Lillooet Publishers, 1971.
Black’s Rocky Mountain Journal, 1824. London: The Hudson’s Bay Record Society, 1955.
A brief history of the Hudson’ Bay Company. Hudson’s Bay Company, n.d.
Burley, David. Prophesy of the Swan: the upper Peace River fur trade of 1794 – 1823. Vancouver:

University of British Columbia Press, 1995.
Campbell, M.W. The North West Company. Toronto: Macmillan, 1957.
Chalmers, John West. Fur Trade Governor: George Simpson, 1820-1860. Edmonton: Institute

of Applied Art, 1960.
Chalmers, John West. “Season’s greetings from Fort Chip.” Alberta History. Winter, 1976.
Chalmers, John West. “Social stratification of the fur trade.” Alberta Historical Review.

Winter, 1969.
Comfort, D.J. “William McMurray: the name behind the fort.” Alberta History. Autumn, 1975.
Cooke, Edgar D. “Peter Pond: forgotten developer of the North West.” Alberta Historical

Review. Winter, 1974.
Daniels, James Roy. Alexander Mackenzie and the North West. Toronto: Oxford Univ. Press, 1971.
Dempsey, Hugh. “David Thompson on the Peace River, Part 1.” Alberta Historical Review.

Winter, 1966.
Dempsey, Hugh. “David Thompson on the Peace River, Part 2.” Alberta Historical Review.

Spring, 1966.
Dempsey, Hugh. “David Thompson on the Peace River, Part 3.” Alberta Historical Review.

Autumn, 1966.
“Fort Edmonton, Christmas 1847.” Beaver. Dec 1986/Jan 1987.
“Fort Edmonton: a pictorial feature.” Alberta History. Winter, 1982.
Godsell, Philip H. Arctic Trader. New York: A.L. Burt, 1932.
Griffin, Ray. “Follow the voyageurs.” B.C. Outdoors. May, 1980.
Harmon, Daniel Williams. Sixteen years in the Indian country. Toronto: Macmillan, 1957. [reprint]
Harmon, Daniel Williams. A journal of voyages and travels in the interior of North America.

New York: Williams-Barker Co., 1905.
Hodgson, Maurice. “The exploration journal.” Beaver. Winter, 1967.

Holmgren, Eric J. “Fort Dunvegan.” Beaver. Autumn, 1981.
Hood, R.A. Ballads of the Pacific Northwest. Toronto: Ryerson, 1946. [pp 85-120]
“The Hudson Bay Company, 1670 – 1870.” Beaver. Autumn 1983 [Special edition].
“Hudson Bay Company (300th Anniversary)” Beaver. Spring, 1970 [Special edition].
“Hudson Bay Company Posts — Hudson’s Hope.” Beaver. Number 2, 1931
Johnson, Patricia. “McLeod Lake post.” Beaver. Autumn, 1965.
Kaye, Barry. “Flour mills in the fur trade.” Alberta History. Spring, 1982.
Krech, Shepard. “Banditte of St. John’s.” Beaver. Winter, 1982.
The land of Peter Pond. Edmonton: University of Alberta [Occasional publication #12,

Boreal Institute for Northern Studies], 1974.
Mackenzie, Sir Alexander. Alexander Mackenzie’s voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1793.

New York: Citadel Press, 1967.
Mcdonald, Archibald. Peace River: a canoe voyage from Hudson’s Bay to the Pacific by the

late Sir George Simpson, in 1828. Toronto: Coles, 1972. [reprint of 1872 edition]
McKay, W.A. “Story of the fur trade, Part 1.” Beaver. Spring, 1965.
McKay, W.A. “Story of the fur trade, Part 2.” Beaver. Summer, 1965.
McKay, W.A. “Story of the fur trade, Part 3.” Beaver. Autumn, 1965.
McKay, W.A. “Story of the fur trade, Part 4.” Beaver. Winter, 1965.
McLaughlin, Les. Granddaddy of the Peace, the life and times of Tom Kerr.

McLaughlin Publishing, 1999.
Milne, J. Trading for Milady’s furs. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1975.
Morse, Eric Wilton. Fur trade canoe routes of Canada. Ottawa: Queen’s Printer, 1969.
Parker, James McPherson. Emporium of the North: Fort Chipewyan and the fur trade to 1835.

Regina: Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism Canadian Plains Research Centre, 1987.
Ray, Arthur J. “Higgling and haggling at the Bay.” Beaver. Summer, 1977.

Smith, James K. David Thompson: fur trader, explorer, geographer. Toronto: Oxford

University Press, 1971.
Tetso, John. Trapping is my life. Toronto: Peter Martin and Associates, 1970.
Thompson, David. David Thompson’s narrative of his explorations in western Canada.

Toronto: Champlain Society, 1916 [reprint].
Thompson, David. Travels in western North America, 1784-1812. [V.G. Hopgood, ed.]

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1971.
Walker, Ella Jacoby. Fortress North. Toronto: Thomas Allen Ltd., 1947.
Williamson, David T. “Tom Kerr: a mighty trader was he.” Alberta History. Summer, 1977.
Woodcock, George. The Hudson’s Bay Company. Toronto: Collier-Macmillan, 1970.
Wrong, Hume. Sir Alexander Mackenzie. Toronto: Macmillan, 1927.


“Alaskan Highway an engineering epic.” National Geographic, February 1943. [pp 143-168]
Back, Joe. Horses, hitches and rocky trails. Chicago: Swallow Press, 1959.
Baskine, Gertrude. Hitch-hiking the Alaska Highway. Toronto: Macmillan, 1944.
Bell, Leslie. “Up and down the Peace.” Canadian Geographic. September, 1935.
Birrell, Andrew. “Fortunes of a misfit: Charles Horetzky.” Alberta Historical Review. Winter, 1971.
Bough, Sylvia. “The Alaska Highway.” Western People. October 13, 1983.
Carrothers, E.H. “Three trips to Peace River country.” Alberta Historical Review. Autumn, 1965.
Chamberlin, Richard J. “Monkman Pass.” Beaver. Summer, 1981.
Cohen, Stan. The trail of ’42: a pictorial history of the Alaska Highway. Missoula, Montana:

Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 1979.
Denney, C.D. The Athabasca Landing trail. [pamphlet] Athabasca, Alberta: CD Denney, 1971.
Denny, Cecil. “Trail to the Yukon.” Alberta Historical Review. Summer, 1967.
Eagle, John A. “J.D. McArthur and the Peace River Railway.” Alberta History. Autumn, 1981.
Gingrich, Earl. Eastern passage to the Alaska Highway. Winterburn, Alberta: Earl Gingrich, 1986.
Green, Dianne. In Direct Touch with the Wide World: Telecommunications in the North, 1865-1992.

Whitehorse, Y.T., NorthwesTel, 1992.
Hansen, Evelyn. Where the boats go: navigation on the Peace, 1792 – 1952. Peace River, Alberta:

Friends of the Peace River Centennial Museum, n.d.
Holtslander, Dale. “Railway to Athabasca.” Alberta History. Winter, 1978.
Jacques, F.P. As far as the Yukon. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1951. [contains information

about the Pacific Great Eastern Railway]
Keith, Ronald A. Bush pilot with a briefcase. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1972.
Leitch, John S. “Through the canyon.” Beaver. Spring, 1963.
Liddell, Ken. I’ll take the train. Saskatoon: Western Producer Books, 1974.
MacGregor, J.G. Homesteaders’ trails to the Peace River country. Grande Prairie, Alberta:

Grande Prairie Pioneer Museum Society, n.d.
MacGregor, J.G. The Klondike rush through Edmonton: 1897-1898. Toronto: McClelland

and Stewart, 1970.
McQuarrie, A.H. “Building the Edson Trail.” Alberta Historical Review. Autumn, 1966.
Menzies, Don. The Alaska Highway. Edmonton: Stuart Douglas, n.d.
Milvain, R.H. “On the way to the Klondyke.” Alberta Historical Review. Winter, 1972.
Remley, David A. Crooked road: the story of the Alaska Highway. New York: McGraw-Hill

Books, 1976.
Robinson, Mike. (editor) The Monkman Pass and trail: a brief history. Calgary: Petro-Canada

Exploration Inc., 1982.
Schneider, Ena. Ribbons of steel: the story of the Northern Alberta Railways. Calgary:

Detselig, 1989.
Shore, Edna I. “The Athabasca Landing Trail.” Alberta Historical Review. Spring, 1971.
Sinclair, Gordon Allan. Signposts to adventure.
Stacey, E.C. The Monkman Pass Highway. Calgary: Beaverlodge & District Historical Society, 1974.
Switzer, Harvey A. “On the Edson-Grande Prairie Trail.” Alberta Historical Review. Summer, 1960.
Truax, Madelon F. and Beth Sheehan. People of the Pass: a human interest story of the Monkman

Pass. Grande Prairie: Beaverlodge and District Historical Association, 1988.
Wilson, Clifford P. “Bark canoes and skin boats.” Beaver. Summer, 1965.


Always a river to cross. Bear Canyon, Alberta: Silver and Gold History Committee, 1981.
Beaverlodge to the Rockies. Peace River, AB: Beaverlodge and District Historical Society, 1974.
Beaverlodge to the Rockies Supplement. Peace River, AB: Beaverlodge and District Historical

Society, 1976.
Bezanson, A.M. Sodbusters invade the Peace. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954.
Bridging the years: the Worsley district. Worsley, Alberta: Women’s Institute, n.d.
Campbell, Clyde and Myrle. Challenge of the homestead. Calgary: Historical Society of
Alberta, 1988.
Clare, Gerald. Homesteaders in the South Peace, 1912 – 1930. [printout of database] Dawson Creek,

Clemson, Donovan. Living with logs: British Columbia’s log buildings. Saanichton: Hancock, 1974.
Coutts, Marjorie. Ann’s Letter. [Fiction] Dawson Creek: Friends of the Library, 1996.
Cox, Doug. Pioneering the Peace. Penticton, B.C.: Skookum Publications, 1993.
Dawson, C.A. The Settlement of the Peace River Country. Toronto: University of Toronto

Press, 1934.
Farrow, Moira. Nobody here but us: Pioneers of the north. Vancouver: J.J. Douglas, 1975.
Farstad, L., T. Lord, Soil survey of the Peace River area in British Columbia.

Vancouver: University of British Columbia, 1965.
Guillet, Edwin C. Pioneer arts and crafts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968.
Harper, Mabel Lillian. Faith in a fertile land. Pouce Coupe, n.d.
Hiemstra, Mary. Gully farm. London: J.M. Dent, 1955.
Homesteader’s Heritage: a history of Baytree, Bonanza, Gordondale, West Pouce Coupe and

East Doe River.
Leonard, David. Delayed frontier: the Peace River country to 1909. Calgary: Detselig, 1995.

Leonard, David W. and Victoria L. Lemieux. The Lure of the Peace River Country, 1872-1919. Calgary: Detselig Enterprises, 2003.

Lure of the South Peace. Dawson Creek: South Peace Historical Society, 1981.
MacEwan, John Walter Grant. The Sodbusters. Toronto: Thomas Nelson, n.d.
MacGregor, J.G. Homesteaders’ trails to the Peace River country. Grande Prairie, Alberta:

Grande Prairie Pioneer Museum Society, n.d.
MacGregor, J.G. Northwest of 16. London: Arthur Barker, 1958.
McLeod, Evelyn Slater. “Our sod house.” Beaver. Autumn, 1977.
Modern Pioneers: 1909 – 1959. British Columbia Women’s Institute, n.d.
Needles, Herb. Pioneering the north in the Dirty Thirties. Penticton, 1975.
Pioneer Roundup: a history of Albright and Demmitt. Hythe, Alberta: Pioneer Society

of Hythe and District, 1972.
Pioneers of Sunrise and Two Rivers. Fort St. John, B.C.: Sunrise-Two Rivers

Women’s Institute, 1980.
Rolla Remembers. Edmonton: Rolla History Book Committee, 1991.
Symons, Robert David. Grandfather Symons’ homestead book. Saskatoon, Sask.: Western

Producer Prairie Books, 1981.
Symons, Robert David. North by West: two stories from the frontier. Toronto,

Doubleday Canada, 1973.
Thompson, John K. Cabin in the Pines. Belleville, Ont., Epic Press, 2001.
York, Lillian (editor). Petticoat Pioneers of the South Peace. Dawson Creek, B.C.:

Northern Lights College and Department of the Secretary of State, 1979.

Dawson Creek — the community

 Bullen, James Glenister. Pleasure Bill. Bullen Press, 2001.
Coutts, Marjorie E. Dawson Creek past and present. Edmonton: Dawson Creek Historical

Society, n.d.
Dawson Creek Official Community Plan, 1980. Vancouver: Underwood McLellan Ltd., 1980.

Parker, Desmond J. An Urban Renewal Study. Prince George: Corporation of the City of Dawson Creek,

Schmidt, John. This was no “**!!! picnic. Hanna, Alberta: Gorman and Gorman, 1991.

Legends, Mysteries and Adventures

Foon, Dennis. Raft baby: a play. Vancouver: Talon Books, 1978.
Fredrickson, Olive A. The silence of the north. New York: Crown Publishers, 1972.
Garrioch, Reverend A. “Female Moses of the Peace” Alberta Folklore Quarterly.

Volume 1, Number 4: December 1945.
Thornton, Mildred Valley. Indian lives and legends. Vancouver: Mitchell Press, 1966.

Arts, Crafts and Recreation

Adventures in cooking. [4th Edition] Victoria: British Columbia Provincial Women’s Institute, 1958.

[also contains brief history of the Women’s Institute movement]
The Alberta Golden Jubilee Anthology. Edmonton: McClelland and Stewart, 1955.
Alberta. Chinook Arch: a centennial anthology of Alberta writers. Edmonton: Queen’s Printer, 1967.
Coutts, Marjorie E. Ann’s letter. Dawson Creek: Friends of the Library, 1996.
Gom, Leona. Land of the Peace. Saskatoon: Thistledown Books, 1980.
Guillet, Edwin Clarence. Pioneer arts and crafts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1968.
Guest, Wilfred. Poetic Fancies. Grande Prairie, Alberta: W. Guest, 1978.
Land capability for recreation: Dawson Creek 93P. [map] Environment Canada, 1969.
Land capability for recreation: Pine Pass 93O. [map] Environment Canada, 1969.
Monkman Pass: recreation potential. [map] Victoria: British Columbia, 1977.
Northward Journal: a quarterly of Northern arts.
Peace River Women’s Institutes. Harvest of Recipes. Winnipeg: Gateway Press, 1982.
Wapiti Lake: recreation potential. [map] Victoria: British Columbia, 1977.


 Albright, W.D. “Past, present and future of the Peace.” Canadian Geographic. March, 1938.
British Columbia. Department of Agriculture. Agriculture in the Peace River region of British

Columbia. Victoria: Queen’s Printer, 1972.
Chapman, J.D. and J.S. Gilmore. Peace River – South: land utilization survey, 1948 – 1951.

Victoria: Province of British Columbia, Dept. of Lands and Forests, n.d.
Harper, Mabel Lillian. Faith in a fertile land. Pouce Coupe, n.d.
“Harvest time: a picture story.” Alberta History. Autumn, 1978.
Hind, Cora. “A story of wheat.” Canadian Geographic. February, 1931.
Land capability, SE Peace River district: 1948 – 1951. [map] British Columbia, 1952.
Land use, SE Peace River district: 1948 – 1951. [map] British Columbia, 1952.
MacEwan, John Walter Grant. Agriculture on parade: the story of the fairs. Toronto:

Thomas Nelson, 1950.
Onslow, John. Bowler-hatted cowboy. Edinburgh: W. Blackwood & sons, 1962.
Soil capability for agriculture: Kiskatinaw River 93P/SE. [map] Canada. Environment Canada, 1970.
Soil capability for agriculture: Rose Prairie 94A/NE. [map] Canada. Environment Canada, 1970.
Soil capability for agriculture: Gwillam Lake 93P/SW. [map] Canada. Environment Canada, 1970.
Stacey, E.C. Peace country heritage. Saskatoon, Western Producer Book Service, 1974.
Wide skies and fertile fields.Dawson Creek: Northeast Productions for the Peace River
Agricultural Strategic Planning Committee, 1997.


Church History

Chalmers, John W. “Missions and schools in the Athabaska.” Alberta History. Winter, 1983.
Fast, Vera Kathryn. Missionary on wheels: Eva Hasell and the Sunday Schools Caravan

Mission. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1979.
History of the Anglican churches in the Peace River district. [Compiled by Dorthea Calverley]

Dawson Creek, 1982.
Labissoniere, Sister Jean. Providence Trail Blazers. Edmonton: Sisters of Providence, 1978.
McCullum, Hugh. Caledonia: 100 Years Ahead. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1979.
McCullum, Hugh. This land is not for sale. Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, 1975.
Matheson, Shirlee Smith. Youngblood of the Peace. Edmonton: Lone Pine Publishing, 1986.
Storrs, Monica. God’s galloping girl: the Peace River diaries of Monica Storrs, 1929 – 1931.

Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1979.

The Schools

Books, Bells and Bachelors: Early Schools of the South Peace. Dawson Creek, South Peace Retired

Teachers’ Association, 2005.
Chalmers, John W. “Missions and schools in the Athabaska.” Alberta History. Winter, 1983.
Charyk, John Constantine. The little white schoolhouse, Volume 1. Saskatoon: Prairie Books/

Western Producer, 1971.

Health Care

Colley, Kate. While rivers flow: stories of early Alberta. Saskatoon: Western Producer-Prairie Books, 1970.
Cosick, Thelma et al. History of the Auxiliary to the Dawson Creek and District Hospital, 1932 -1982.
Cosick, Thelma. History of the Women’s Auxiliary to St. Joseph General Hospital, Dawson

Creek, B.C., 1932-1968.
Harper, Mabel Lillian. History of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Pouce Coupe Hospital. 1967
Jackson, Dr. Mary Percy. Suitable for the Wilds: letters from Northern Alberta, 1929-1931.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1995.
Thomas, Mai. Grannies’ remedies. New York: Gramercy Press, 1965.

Resources and Industries

 Bernsohn, Ken. Cutting up the north. North Vancouver: Hancock House, n.d.
Boyle, George. The poor man’s prayer: the story of Credit Union beginnings. New York:

Harper and Brothers, 1951.
British Columbia. Department of Mines. Hydraulic mining methods. Victoria, 1942.
British Columbia. Department of Mines. Notes on placer mining in British Columbia.

Victoria, 1947.
Faustmann, John. “Northeast Coal.” BC Outdoors. December, 1980.
James, Kathleen. Power of the Peace. Fort St. John: 1972.
Keddell, Georgina M. The newspapering Murrays. McClelland and Stewart, 1967.
Land capability for forestry: Kiskatinaw River. [map] Environment Canada, 1970.
The North East Report, 1975. Victoria: Province of British Columbia, 1975
Ramsey, Bruce. The big dam country. Fort St. John: Dan Murray, 1969.
Rutledge, Leo. “BC Hydro: why destroy our valley … our home?” BC Outdoors. October, 1977.
Sites C and E hydroelectric proposals, Lower Peace River environmental study: a report to the

HC Hydro and Power Authority. Victoria: Thurber Consultants, 1976.
Spurling, Brian E. (editor) The Site C heritage resource inventory and assessment. Vancouver:

Simon Fraser University, for BC Hydro and Power Authority, 1978.

Policing the Peace River Country

 Evans, R. G. Murder on the plains. Frontier Books, 1968.
Swainger, Jon. “American Crime Comics as Villains: an incident from Northern Canada.”

The Legal Studies Forum: XXII, 1, 2 &3: 1998, pp. 215-231.
Swainger, Jon. “Breaking the Peace: fictions of the law-abiding Peace River Country,

1930-1950″. BC Studies: No. 119, Autumn 1998, pp. 5-25.

Pouce Coupe and Area

Amstatter, Andrew. Tomslake: history of the Sudeten Germans in Canada. Saanichton, BC:

Hancock House Publishers Ltd., 1978.
Schoen, Walter. The Tupper Boys: a History of the Sudeten Settlement at Tomslake, B.C.

Dawson Creek, 2004.
Tomslake reunion: homecoming, 1939 – 50th anniversary – 1989.
Tuck, Esme. A brief history of Pouce Coupe village and district of British Columbia.

Pouce Coupe, B.C.: Pouce Coupe Women’s Institute, ca. 1954.

Fort St John and other areas

British Columbia. Min. of Municipal Affairs. District of Tumbler Ridge official community plan. 1983.
Davies, Marguerite and Cora Ventress. Fort St. John pioneer profiles. Fort St. John, B.C.:

Fort St. John Centennial Committee, 1971.
Godsell, Philip H. “Old Fort St. John.” Canadian Geographic. February, 1936.
Kyllo, M.A. Geographic place names around Hudson’s Hope. Malakwa, B.C., 1992
North Peace trivia. Fort St John: Alaska Highway Daily News, 1985.
Pollon, Earl K. and Shirlee Smith Matheson. This was our valley. Calgary: Detselig, 1989.

The Alberta Peace

 Alberta. Dept. of Industry and Development. Survey of Grande Prairie. Edmonton, 1961.
Campbell, Clyde and Myrle. Challenge of the homestead. Calgary: Historical Society of

Alberta, 1988.
Campbell, I.M. Grande Prairie, the capital of the Peace. Grande Prairie, Alberta:

Isobel M. Campbell, 1968.
Carr, Anna and Susan Lawrence. “Peace River: the land of wine and honey.” Canadian

Living, September 1989.
Grande Century: a perspective of Grand Prairie and area, 1900-2000. Grande Prairie, Alberta:

Daily Herald-Tribune/Bowes Publishers Ltd., 1999.
“I remember”: Peace River Alberta and adjacent districts, 1800’s – 1913. Peace River, Alberta:

Women’s Institute of Peace River, 1974.
“I remember”: Peace River Alberta and adjacent districts, 1914 – 1916. Peace River, Alberta:

Women’s Institute of Peace River, 1975.
Kelly, Leroy Victor. North with Peace River Jim. Calgary: Glenbow-Alberta Institute, 1972.
Myles, Eugenie Louise. The Emperor of Peace River. Edmonton: Institute of Applied Art, 1965.
Smoky River to Grande Prairie. Grande Prairie, Alberta: Golden Years Club of Bezanson, n.d.
Van Kleek, Edith. Our trail … north: a true story of pioneering in the Peace River country of

northern Alberta. Stettler, Alberta: Edith Van Kleek, 1980.
Waterhole and the land north of the Peace. Fairview, Alberta: Waterhole Old Timers

Association, 1970.
Williamson, David T. “Valleyview’s first settlers.” Alberta History. Summer, 1982.

Natural History

Alberta: A natural history. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1967.
Bear Mountain Interpretive Forest Bird Guide. Dawson Creek: Timberline Trail and

Nature Club [prepared by Ellen and Walter Schoen; Meredith and Brian
British Columbia. Department of Agriculture. Soil survey of the Peace River area in British

Columbia. 1965.
Canada. Ministry of Supply and Services. Budd’s flora of the Canadian Prairie Provinces.

Ottawa: Queen’s Printer, 1987. [revision of Archibald C. Budd’s work]
Fenton, Carroll. The fossil book: the exciting story of plants, animals and lesser creatures

during the past two billion years. Garden City, N.J.: Doubleday & Co., 1958.
Flock, Elizabeth Burnett. Wild Flowers of the Prairie Provinces. Regina: School Aids and

Text Book Publishing Co. Ltd., 1942.
Guiguet, Charles Joseph. The birds of British Columbia. [No.9: Diving birds and tube-nosed

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