Arctic Revolution by John David Hamilton

By John David Hamilton

This pathbreaking publication bargains a few nononsense truths approximately northern improvement.

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Potter and by Jack Baker and Herb Dickson. Fox and Potter staked the original claim that became the gold mine of Consolidated Mining and Smelting. Consolidated later paid $500,000 to Tom Payne and Micky Ryan for a 60 percent interest in another claim. The Con mine soon became a major force in the creation of Yellowknife as a permanent town. In his history of those early days, the publisher Duke DeCoursey wrote: "Hundreds arrived looking for work. " In the midst of the Great Depression, gold booms provided hope all over Canada.

From 1933 there were strikes everywhere. Major Lockie Burwash discovered an open vein of gold at Burwash Point, across the bay *When Gilbert LaBine made his strike, uranium was used to produce radium for medical purposes. But soon it was to become the element used for splitting the atom. Uranium mined in Port Radium and refined in Port Hope, Ontario, was used in the Hiroshima atomic bomb in 1945. 28 Before the Revolution from the camp. H. Potter and by Jack Baker and Herb Dickson. Fox and Potter staked the original claim that became the gold mine of Consolidated Mining and Smelting.

Up to the 1960s, Indians had virtually no political rights anywhere in Canada: conventional wisdom was that they had given up citizenship rights in return for the benefits of reserves and the Indian Act. The Inuit were even worse off, not covered at all by any kind of treaty or concession. Until the Second World War, Ottawa gave them no identity of their own, tossing them into the orbit of Indian administration. They were identified not by names but by numbers on a metal disk. When Canadians as a whole were granted family allowances during the war, the Indians and Inuit benefited economically, but they had no say in their own destiny.

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