A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador
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A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador

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In 1903, Mina Benson Hubbard's husband, Leonidas, starved o death while on a cartographic and ethnographic expedition to Labrador. Determined to complete her husband's work, Hubbard became the first white woman to cross Labrador. She set out in July 1905 with the help of George Elson, a Metis guide from the original trip, and three others. The expedition, completed in reco...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published 2008 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published 1908)
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Laura
I read this book in 2006 after reading the lure of the labrador wild, the story of Mina Hubbard's husbands attempt at finding his way across labrador. It's a great book, the true story of a strong, independant woman and her trek through the labrador wilderness. One of my personal heros, george, is an integral part of the story so I have to love it, even if it wasn't an interesting tale of wildernes survival and the awesome power of a woman who is both furious and absolutely fearless. I don't kno...more
Emma
Since I just downloaded a free Kindle version from amazon...
Noelle Walsh
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's made me wish there were more books like this, with a female protagonist as courageous as Mina Hubbard. She's an amazing role model! People said "You're a woman! You can't do that!" but she did it anyway with amazing results! In exploring Labrador, at the time mostly unmapped, she not only showed that a woman could do something like that, but that women should do that. Her work was and is a fitting tribute to her husband, whom she loved and whose work she...more
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