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Hunting for Empire

T003 - UBC Gillespie 9.indd 1 9/1/07 12:04:57 AM

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1.1 “My Last Buffalo Hunt.” Although Palliser never wrote a narrative of his buffalohunting experiences in the western interior, his narrative of hunting on the plains of the United States included several images depicting the sport. John Palliser, Solitary Rambles and Adventures of a Hunter in the Prairies (London: J. Murray, 1853), 268.

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1.3 “The Vanquished Foe.” Berkeley’s hunting expeditions led him along the 49th parallel, and his views of imperial sporting culture are typical of the mid-nineteenth century. Grantley Fitzhardinge Berkeley, The English Sportsman in the Western Prairies (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1861), frontispiece.



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