Ocean to Ocean: Sandford Fleming's Expedition Through Canada in 1872 : Being a Diary Kept During a Journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific with the Expedition of the Engineer-in-chief of the Canadian Pacific and Intercolonial Railways
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In this staple of Canadian history, Grant outlines Fleming's expedition through Canada in 1872. It is essential to understand the primitive cultures of the Native Americans of the time. Before European contact, the Native Americans could not grasp the concept of civilization in lived in what are formally known as Indian Tribes. These primitive beings lacked the technological innovation of their European counterparts and seemed to believe that the earth was created by a giant tortes creature, proving their lack of ability to link logic with fact. With the arrival of Fleming into this extremely primitive culture, the "Indians" would not be able to comprehend his intellect and would eventually suffer the fate of being reticulated and exploited.