Henry Youle Hind, an English explorer, was employed by the colonial government in Upper Canada to determine if the North-West was suitable for settlement. Hind moved westerly from Toronto and, over a period of seven months, explored the region and its resources.
Hind noted that land west of the elbow was fertile and he encouraged settlement.
John Arnot Fleming (1836–1876) (after)
Fishing Lakes, Qu’Appelle River, 1857
Printed by Spottiswood & Co. in Hind, H. Y. “Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857. . . .” London, 1860, vol. 1, facing p. 231.
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National Archives of Canada/Archives nationals du Canada. Acc. No.: 1997-476-88, neg. no.: C-003692