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Nancy Marguerite Anderson
Works at Researching and writing about the fur trade history of BC and WA
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Lives in Victoria, British Columbia
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My new #blogpost, about lakes and explorations and golden bears with Cleopatra eyes!
In 1846, A.C. Anderson led his men along the rugged north shore of Seton Lake, searching for a good brigade trail to Fort Langley on the lower Fraser River.
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A new blogpost: Anderson had a rough year or two at Fort Nisqually #Tacoma  #WA
Clerk Alexander Caulfield Anderson was, unhappily, in charge of the HBC Fort Nisqually on Puget Sound at a very important time in American history.
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Ummmmm Older Women, but other than that its great! Enjoy!
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Here is another post that was a lot of fun to write: the research was already in my files 
I am now looking for a Native man or woman with traditional tattoos, who might be willing to post for the post. 
If you like tattoos, there is lots of reading in the links here:
Tattoos are everywhere nowadays, but I am mainly interested in those that appear in the fur trade: particularly those of the the mid-1800's Stuwix Natives.
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Scary!
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Oh, my... this  is cute!
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Hilarious!
With Argentina and Germany squaring off in the World Cup Final, soccer wars have come to the Vatican.
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Hey, everyone -- read this and share if you are Metis -- and even if you are not. This is our #History 
Young voyageurs plot 2,000-kilometre trip across province en route to general assembly of the Métis Nation of Ontario in Thunder Bay later this summer
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Here is a new post about a Sto:lo #Native  man from the Lower Fraser River, who played a major role in opening up the to-be-province of British Columbia, ten years before the Fraser River gold rush was a gleam in anyone's eye: 
Sto:lo chief Pahallak contributed to the history of British Columbia when he explored for a route up the Fraser River between Fort Langley and Kamloops.
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Now this is fascinating!!
A new mammal discovered in the remote desert of western Africa resembles a long-nosed mouse in appearance but is more closely related genetically to elephants, a California scientist who helped identify the tiny creature said on Thursday.
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For those of you who ask for a second list of #books to read about the early fur trade in Canada and in the USA -- here it is. A link will connect you to my first list, and there are more coming down the road.
A few more books that might be considered essential fur trade reading for the researcher and historian; all these books are old and may be hard to find.
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Writer and Researcher in the fur trade West of the Rocky Mountains -- so many good stories
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Victoria, British Columbia
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Edmonton, Alberta - Toronto, Ontario - Vancouver, British Columbia - Bedord, England
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Writer and Researcher in the fur trade West of the Rocky Mountains; so many good stories
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I am Nancy Marguerite Anderson, author of The Pathfinder: A.C. Anderson's Journeys in the West [Victoria: Heritage House, 2011]
Alexander Caulfield Anderson was my great grandfather, and I wanted to know who he was. 
As I wrote his story, I learned things that threatened to destroy the historic and heroic fur trade figure that lived inside my head.
But those flinches transformed Anderson into a man, with quirks and flaws and character and a poetic courtesy -- an extraordinary human being.
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