Mad Trapper
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Mad Trapper by Rudy Henry Wiebe

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English


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  • Juvenile Fiction,
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  • Children"s Books - Young Adult Fiction

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Open LibraryOL9886128M
ISBN 100613818229
ISBN 109780613818223

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  The sepia photo and name Arthur Nelson is detailed in Dick North’s book “The Mad Trapper of Rat River”. North makes a good case that the person using the name Arthur Nelson might be the real suspect but he was using an alias just like Albert Johnson was a phony name.   Albert Johnson was a loner, a deadly shot, who in triggered a gruelling manhunt that has become an Arctic legend. For over six weeks, amid blizzards and numbing cold, he eluded a posse of trappers, First Nations and RCMP, who for the very first time used a two-way radio and an airplane in their search/5(13).   It was a well-written, interesting tale of the actual manhunt which ended with the death of the mad trapper and of North's multi-year and multi-book efforts (some might say obsession) with trying to solve the mystery of the identity of the mad trapper/5.   On the book shelf I happened to find the “The Mad Trapper of rat River” - by Dick North. In Appendix “A” - Exhibit “C” is a list all of the equipment Albert Johnson AKA “The Mad Trapper” had in his possession at the time he was killed by the RCMP.

  "The Arctic trails do indeed have their secret tales, and one of the best is that of The Mad Trapper of Rat River, equal to the legends of Bonnie and Clyde or John author Dick North (of course) may have solved the mystery of the Mad Trapper's true identity, thereby enhancing the saga."--Thomas McIntyre, author of Seasons & Days: A Hunting Life/5(63).   Albert Johnson- the Mad Trapper of Rat River. Boban Docevski. This is the story of a seemingly peaceful trapper that went berserk and decided to attack a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police back in the s. I would recommend the book “The Mad Trapper of Rat River” by Dick North as the best. Two other authors have written good historical accounts as well – Thomas P. Kelly wrote “Rat River Trapper” and Frank W. Anderson has two books published with the title “The Death of Albert Johnson” – these two books have great photos. Albert Johnson – Mad Trapper of Rat River What the local people considered strange, however, was the fact that Albert Johnson did not bother to get a trapping license even though he built an 8′ X 10′ cabin with a good view on 3 sides in a prime trapping site on the Rat : Bruce Ricketts.

  Albert Johnson, also known as the “Mad Trapper,” outlaw (born circa –, place of birth unknown; died 17 February in Yukon).On 31 December , an RCMP constable investigating a complaint about traplines was shot and seriously wounded by a trapper living west of Fort McPherson, ensuing manhunt — one of the largest in Canadian . Jeff Maluske: Mad Trapper Knives, Great Village, Nova Scotia. likes. This shop was created and run by Great Village local Jeff Maluske. He makes hand made, one of 5/5(6). I have read a few different books on the "Mad Trapper" and they really are not sure of who he really was,whoever he was one tough S.O.B.!!. Im suprised the model "E" that he used was in ,probably easier ammo to get everywhere compared to sawed off shotgun would be a killer up to about 15'.easy to keep in a pack that   The identity of the so-called "Mad Trapper of the North" remains as much of a cold case now as it was more than 77 years ago when the notorious outlaw met his end in a shoot-out with RCMP officers.