MAKING THE CARRY event at Forest History Center with Timothy Cochrane

Timothy Cochrane will join the Forest History Center for a discussion of his new book, MAKING THE CARRY, on Saturday, April 22.
When Apr 22, 2023
from 13:00 PM to 15:00 PM
Where Forest History Center, 2609 Co Rd 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
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An extraordinary illustrated biography of a Métis man and Anishinaabe woman navigating great changes in their homeland along the U.S.–Canada border in the early twentieth centuryTimothy Cochrane will join the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, MN, on Saturday, April 22 for a reading and discussion of his new book Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater, at 1:00 p.m. This event is included in the cost of regular site admission to the Forest History Center.

John Linklater, of Anishinaabeg, Cree, and Scottish ancestry, and his wife, Tchi-Ki-Wis, of the Lac La Croix First Nation, lived in the canoe and border country of Ontario and Minnesota from the 1870s until the 1930s. With broad geographical sweep, historical significance, and biographical depth, Making the Carry tells their story, overlooked for far too long.  

"Well researched and touching, at the heart of Timothy Cochrane’s story of the north—of the deep woods, the Indigenous people, the settlers, and the fur trade—is the marriage of Tchi-Ki-Wis and John Linklater, a true traditional Ojibwe nabem gaye wiw partnership. The accompanying photographs admit the reader further into the lives and times of the Linklaters and the history of Minnesota’s Arrowhead region."—Linda LeGarde Grover, author of Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong

"This deep dive into the story of Jack and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater, a Métis and Anishinaabe couple, brings our beloved border north woods to life like nothing I've ever read. This remarkable pair were a living bridge a century back as the canoe country transformed during the twentieth century. You'll see the Boundary Waters in a whole new light."—Paul Schurke, founder and director, Wintergreen Adventures

"I heard stories about Jack Linklater while I was growing up in Ely, Minnesota. The man I heard about was the consummate guide, hunter, trapper, musher, and game warden: all things that, as a boy, I aspired to. But all I heard were stories. Now, here is Timothy Cochrane’s biography, adding to the legendary Linklaters’ extraordinary lives. Making the Carry is a valued contribution to Minnesota’s Indigenous history."—Carl Gawboy, artist and author