Beyond the Story
One of the pleasures of being a writer is the unexpected discovery of fascinating lore. Sometimes characters need to jig for capelin, make chalk, administer a needle or sell a gopher tail, which means I need to learn how to do these things as well. Old newspapers, catalogs, photographs, and archival material can sometimes send me on wild tangents for days. But the trip is worth it. Click on the links below for some fun facts and video that will take you beyond the story.
To find out more about the kind of games Nathalie would have played in school in 1903, click here.
Learn more about the history of the Blackfoot people.
Even if you don’t live in Alberta, you can still visit the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre.