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The Resource Woman of the Boundary Waters : canoeing, guiding, mushing, and surviving, Justine Kerfoot ; foreword by Les Blacklock ; [with a new afterword by the author]

Woman of the Boundary Waters : canoeing, guiding, mushing, and surviving, Justine Kerfoot ; foreword by Les Blacklock ; [with a new afterword by the author]

Label
Woman of the Boundary Waters : canoeing, guiding, mushing, and surviving
Title
Woman of the Boundary Waters
Title remainder
canoeing, guiding, mushing, and surviving
Statement of responsibility
Justine Kerfoot ; foreword by Les Blacklock ; [with a new afterword by the author]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Boundary Waters region of Minnesota and Ontario is a vast wilderness of quiet beauty, visited and loved by many, but home to only a rugged few. In 1928, Justine Kerfoot arrived, a Northwestern University graduate student headed for medical school until her family lost both their Illinois homes in the stock market crash. Thrust into year-round life at her mother's fledgling summer resort, Justine was confronted with learning survival in the frigid north woods, a challenge she met with extraordinary verve and recounts with great candor and humor in this remarkable book. As she relates her lessons from the Canadian Indians across the lake-how to paddle a canoe, hunt moose, drive a dog team, and stay warm at minus 40 degrees-Kerfoot gives us a rich sense of the world of the Indians [Aboriginal or Native peoples - First Nations] and fur trappers. Telling the story of settlement in this rough resort area fifty miles from a town, she describes the effects of depression and forest fires and the struggles for modernization in the wild
  • Kerfoot has paddled all the lakes and streams in this border country, and she knows them well. Her lyrical descriptions of wildlife and seasonal environments express the deep reverence for nature that has become her way of life. In a final chapter, she reflects on the impact of restricted wilderness status on the region -- called the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness since 1978 -- and on her own convictions about people living in the wild."--Pub. desc
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
IOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1906-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kerfoot, Justine
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kerfoot, Justine
  • Kerfoot, Justine
  • Natural history
  • Outdoor life
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Minn.)
  • Boundary Waters Canoe Area (Minn.)
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Manners and customs
  • Natural history
  • Outdoor life
  • Minnesota
Label
Woman of the Boundary Waters : canoeing, guiding, mushing, and surviving, Justine Kerfoot ; foreword by Les Blacklock ; [with a new afterword by the author]
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Little History; A Love Affair; 1 Up the Gunflint Trail; 2 Early Days; 3 The Economy Goes Bust; 4 Marriage and Daily Life; 5 Crises; 6 The Lives Around Us; 7 Living Together in the Forest; 8 Changing Times; 9 Reflections; Afterword; Glossary
Control code
ocn232159880
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st University of Minnesota Press ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816685912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttbnqns
  • af8cb935-3c00-4652-adb7-4aff06d028d7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232159880
Label
Woman of the Boundary Waters : canoeing, guiding, mushing, and surviving, Justine Kerfoot ; foreword by Les Blacklock ; [with a new afterword by the author]
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A Little History; A Love Affair; 1 Up the Gunflint Trail; 2 Early Days; 3 The Economy Goes Bust; 4 Marriage and Daily Life; 5 Crises; 6 The Lives Around Us; 7 Living Together in the Forest; 8 Changing Times; 9 Reflections; Afterword; Glossary
Control code
ocn232159880
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st University of Minnesota Press ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 176 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780816685912
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttbnqns
  • af8cb935-3c00-4652-adb7-4aff06d028d7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232159880

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