Angus McDonald of the Great Divide: The Uncommon Life of a Fur Trader 1816-1889

Steve A. Anderson

Published by Museum of North Idaho Press
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Synopsis: Angus McDonald of the Great Divide explores the exploits and life experiences of the Pacific Northwest fur trader Angus McDonald, his Indian wife and her Salish people. The book provides a unique insight and perspective (heretofore unavailable) to what life was like for him and his family in the Inland Empire during the mid-19th century. Review: "Imagine sitting around a campfire listening to the exploits and life experiences of a Pacific Northwest fur trader and his Indian wife's people In this book, the stories are chronologically linked to McDonald's life, providing a unique insight and perspective (heretofore unavailable) to what life was like for him and his family in the Inland Empire during the mid-19th century. Mason continues: "McDonald's acceptance, respect and relationship with the Flathead - Salish people is clearly evident in his writings. Too long hidden in obscurity, Angus McDonald's manuscripts, as introduced and presented in this book, deserve to be on the same shelf as the better known chroniclers of the fur trade in the American West." Quirky exploits, life and death challenges, his wide-ranging celebrity status, intimate victories and continental-sized disappointments were all enjoyed by this frontiersman from Ross-shire, Scotland. Included in this was a marriage to Catherine, a young Métis girl of royal Nez Perce lineage, and McDonald's rotation through Hudson's Bay Company's York Factory, Fort Colvile, Fort Hall and Fort Connah. Throughout the book, author Steve A. Anderson "has allowed the unique and sympathetic voice that emerges from McDonald's narratives, poetry and native stories, to throw light on the unheralded richness of the time" notes Bruce M. Watson, Canadian biographer and author.

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