Item R-B3270 - Six months in the wilds of the North-West : Sandstone rocks in Dead Horse Valley

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Six months in the wilds of the North-West : Sandstone rocks in Dead Horse Valley

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  • Source of title proper: Title taken from caption appearing above and below image in Canadian Illustrated News, volume XI, number 21, p. 324.
  • Attributions and conjectures: Attributed to be a sketch by Henri Julien
  • Attributions and conjectures: As of December 2019, no place named Dead Horse Valley was found in searches of Natural Resources Canada's Geographic Names Data Base (CGNDB), Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names, or US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency GeoNames. However, based upon the topography and the indication that it depicts the southern Alberta badlands, it is possible that this place name is a reference to the place previously officially known as Deadhorse Coulee, now known as Black Coulee.

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  • 1875 or before (Creation)

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1 illustration : b&w ; 24.1 x 16.5

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Item is a mounted image from the southern Alberta badlands showing a First Nations person standing beside a horse, next to two men (possibly Northwest Mounted Police [NWMP] officers) on horses (one in profile, one shown from the rear). Scrub plant growth is in foreground of image and rocky outcrops (hoodoos) in background.

Image appeared in Canadian Illustrated News, May 22, 1875 (volume XI, number 21, p. 324).

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  • English

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  • Latin

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See also R-D450 (Colour).

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Fonds Title: HPI

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Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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  • English

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  • Latin


Library and Archives Canada. Canadian Illustrated News Database, item number 1910, "Sandstone Rocks in Dead Horse Valley [Six Months in the Wilds of the North-West]. Retrieved from:

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