Bibliography: Horton River Published and Manuscript Sources
Title: Horton River Bibliography.
Document Type: Bibliography (PDF), 348 KB.
Description: this is a collection of published and manuscript sources for the Horton River and surrounding areas. The Horton River remains relatively isolated in the northwest quadrant of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Bounded by difficult and hilly terrain to the south (along the north shore of Great Bear Lake), and exceedingly arid conditions to the west in the rain shadow of the Richardson Mountains, the area was not typically used as a transportation route by early explorers or travellers to the region. As a consequence, early representations of the area can be difficult to find. Stefansson, Petitot, and MacFarlane stand out as notable exceptions. The area has been used since time immemoral by Dene and Inuvialuit peoples, who continue to access the region from the contemporary communities of Paulatuk, Inuvik, Colvile Lake (and communities along the Mackenzie River: Tsiigehtchic, Fort Good Hope, and Norman Wells). After culling libraries and on-line materials, I was able to assemble this relatively comprehensive list of historical, anthropological, travel, and scientific literature for the area. If you have a source that is not listed in this bibliography, please contact me and I will add it to the list. Many thanks in advance.