Thursday, May 5, 2011

Moose Factory, Ontario

Photo: Moose Cree Discoveries and Adventures

Moose Factory, on an island in the Moose River, was the second Hudson's Bay trading post in British North America, after Fort Rupert. The town of Moosonee lies on the shore near where the river flows into James Bay.

This remote community, occupied mostly by Cree people, is the main setting for the award-winning novel Through Black Spruce (Penguin, 2008), by Ojibway author Joseph Boyden. Boyden's second book, it won the Giller Prize.

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