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Canada’s National Bird: Grey Jay, Whiskey Jack – Loon?

  Canada’s National Bird: Grey Jay, Whiskey Jack – Loon?   You’ve probably read the reports: “When news broke that Canadian Geographic had picked the diminutive Grey Jay, also called the Whisky Jack, as its nomination for Canada’s official National … Continue reading






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Greatest Writers of Mountie Fiction

  The GREATEST AUTHORS OF NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE FICTION     Or WRITERS OF THE SCARLET SERGE   “To the sweet-voiced, dark-eyed little half-Cree maiden at Lac-Bain, who is the Minnetaki of this story; and to Teddy Brown, guide and … Continue reading






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Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus

  Trail of the Elk: Discovering the Northcountry of Mikkjel Fønhus       “This is the story of a wizard elk — Rauten, as people called him. He was a human being in animal guise…”   The Northcountry in literature has … Continue reading






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Muinej The Bear’s Cub – A Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold

  A First Nations Mi’kmaq Bear Story Retold     THE BOY WHO WAS RAISED BY BEARS!  A NATIVE CANADIAN MI’KMAQ STORY RETOLD & FREE TO READ… Introduction by Brian Alan Burhoe. Bears have long appeared in folktales and animal … Continue reading






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NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE DOGS: Huskies and Other Sled Dogs

  NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE DOGS: Huskies and Other Sled Dogs     “On you huskies!”  It’s our most iconic Canadian image: a lone Mountie mushing his sled dogs across the savage Northern wilderness.   And not only loving it — … Continue reading






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Are Wolfdogs Legal? Wolfdog Facts & Fiction

  Are Wolfdogs Legal? Wolfdog Facts & Fiction     As I wrote in my popular article DOG INTELLIGENCE – THE TOP 10 MOST INTELLIGENT DOG BREEDS, cross-bred husky/wolf hybrids were once common in the Canadian Northcountry. My short story … Continue reading






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Maheeshtan – What Does Maheeshtan Mean?

    Maheeshtan – What does Maheeshtan Mean? Since putting my popular Northwestern short story WOLFBLOOD on this site, I’ve had a number of questions about the natural lives of wolves and the folkways and language of Johnny Akumi, including … Continue reading






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Dog Intelligence: Most Intelligent Dog Breed

  Dog Intelligence – The Top 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds – Is Yours On the Most Intelligent Dogs List?     1. “Left for the wolves.” In the early spring of 1902, Constable Richard Morris, of the North-West Mounted … Continue reading






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WOLFBLOOD: Northwestern Fiction in the Jack London Tradition

  Dedicated to the Memory of my father, Albert Chester Burhoe, avid backwoodsman — rifleman in the Algonquin Regiment, Canadian Army in Holland — and wounded POW in Stalag XIB, Fallingbostel, Northern Germany — he served King and Country, asking … Continue reading






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