Unacquainted with Fear
How Eileen Vollick became the first Canadian woman to earn a pilot’s license. by Marilyn Dickson
Naming and Claiming
The dream of regaining lost nationhood for his people fired the mind of a Saskatchewan chief. by Ray Argyle
Despite racism and persecution, the Roma have persevered in Canada. by Cynthia Levine-Rasky
Soldier of Misfortune
W.A.C. Ryan died a legend in Cuba but is virtually unknown in his Canadian homeland. by Peter Blow
On the cover
Pilot Eileen Vollick in the cockpit of the Curtiss JN-4 she flew for the Jack Elliott Air Service in Hamilton. Illustration by Robert Carter.
Viking relics need thorough review. Vinland lost and found. Nuns’ journey: fact or fiction?
Heartfelt history. Brush Strokes: Emily Carr’s Vanquished. Museum revamp makes history. Putting the First World War under a lens. Connecting with Canada.
Dene craftsmanship is shown in an elaborately decorated gun case.
Summer Reading Guide
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Q&A: Business historian Joe Martin. Reviews: Arctic afresh. Relief workers. Picturing the land. More books: Contentious federation, high-seas adventure, POW horrors, nursing life. Read them all
Online data mining offers a motherlode of information for historians
Red Mountain, British Columbia — where mining and skiing meet.
Remembering the successes — and sacrifices — of several generations of railway men and women.
Historical Thinking Concepts help us develop a deeper understanding of the past.
Norman Bethune to the rescue on Lake Simcoe.