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The Department of Tourism and Culture has produced and compiled the following publications for researchers and the general public interested in Yukon history and historic sites, archaeology, palaeontology and place names. Publications marked with an asterisk are no longer available in print.

 

Beringian Research Notes

The following are all links  to Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre. Reprinted with permission of Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa.

  1. Jefferson's Ground Sloth. By C.R. Harington. 4pp. 1995.
  2. Woolly Mammoth. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1996.
  3. American Mastodon.* By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1996.
  4. North American Short-Faced Bear. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1996.
  5. American Lion. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1996.
  6. Giant Beaver. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1996.
  7. American Scimitar Cat. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1996.
  8. Steppe Bison. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1996.
  9. Beringia Research. By R.E. Morlan. 4 pp. 1997.
  10. Ice Age Yukon and Alaskan Camels. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1997.
  11. Saiga Antelope. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1998.
  12. Ancient Caribou. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 1999.
  13. Helmeted Muskox. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 2002.
  14. Yukon Horse. By C.R. Harington. 4 pp. 2002.

Archaeology & Palaeontology Booklets

  1. Handbook for the Identification of Heritage Sites and Features. Prepared by Ruth Gotthardt, Heritage Resources Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture, Yukon Government and Chris Thomas, Thomas Heritage Consulting. March 2005 (revised 2007)
  2. The Frozen Past: The Yukon Ice Patches. Champagne & Aishihik First Nations. Carcross/Tagish First Nation. Kwanlin Dün First Nation. Kluane First Nation. Ta'an Kwäch'än Council. Greg Hare. 2011 
  3. Archaeology at Forty Mile/Ch'ëdä Dëk. Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. Thomas J. Hammer and Christian Thomas. 2006.*
  4. Lutthi Män & Tachän Män Hudé Hudän - Frenchman and Tatchun Lakes: Long Ago People. Little Salmon and Carmacks First Nation. Dawn Charlie and D.W. Clark. Second edition printed 2003. 
    Aussi disponible en français.
  5. Tr'ochëk - The Archaeology and History of a Hän Fish Camp. Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in. H. Dobrowolsky and T.J. Hammer. 2001. Joint publication of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, Parks Canada and Yukon Heritage Branch.
    Aussi disponible en français.
  6. Ta'an Kwäch'än - People of the Lake. Ta'an Kwäch'än Council. Ruth Gotthardt, with Ruth Massie and Doreen Grady. Published with the assistance of the Yukon Energy Corporation. 2000.
    Aussi disponible en français.
  7. From Trail to Tramway - The Archaeology of Canyon City. Kwanlin Dün First Nation. T.J. Hammer and Greg Hare. Published with the assistance of the Yukon Energy Corporation. 1999.
    Aussi disponible en français.
  8. Qikiqtaruk - Inuvialuit Archaeology on Herschel Island. T. Max Friesen. 1998.
    Aussi disponible en français. 
  9. A Look Back in Time - The Archaeology of Fort Selkirk. Selkirk First Nation. Greg Hare & Ruth Gotthardt. 1996.
    Aussi disponible en français.
  10. Désdélé Méné The Archaeology of Annie Lake. Carcross Tagish First Nation. Greg Hare and Sheila Greer. 1994. 
    Aussi disponible en français. 
  11. Lu Zil Män - Fish Lake Uncovering the Past. Kwanlin Dün First Nation. Ruth Gotthardt and Greg Hare. Published with the assistance of the Yukon Energy Corporation. 1994. 
    Aussi disponible en français. 
  12. Tatl'á Män. Selkirk First Nation. Ruth Gotthardt. 1992.*
  13. The Wreck of the A.J. Goddard: A sternwheeler from the days of the Klondike Gold Rush. By Lindsey Thomas, Doug Davidge and John Pollack. Printed by Heritage Resources, Department of Tourism and Culture, Government of Yukon.  
  14. Ice Age Klondike: Fossil treasures from the frozen ground. By Grant Zazula and Duane Froese. 2011.

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Archaeology

  1. The Archaeological Sequence in the Northern Cordillera: A Consideration of Typology and Traditions. By Ruth M. Gotthardt. 326 pp. 1990.*
  2. Caribou Exploitation at the Trail River Site, Northern Yukon. By Murielle I. Nagy. 157 pp. 1990.*
  3. Salmon and Storage: Southern Tutchone Use of an "Abundant" Resource. By Beth Laura O'Leary. 129 pp. 1992.*
  4. The Archaeology and History of an Arctic Mission, Herschel Island, Yukon. By Nancy Saxberg. 103 pp. 1993.
  5. Holocene Occupations in the Southern Yukon: New Perspectives from the Annie Lake Site. By Paul Gregory Hare. 155 pp. 1995.
  6. Microblade Complexes and Traditions in the Interior Northwest as Seen from the Kelly Creek Site, West-Central Yukon. By Donald W. Clark and Ruth M. Gotthardt with contributions from Paul Gregory Hare. 191 pp. 1999.
  7. On the Periphery of the Klondike Gold Rush: Canyon City, an Archaeological Perspective. By Thomas J. Hammer. 175 pp. 1999.
  8. Dechyoo Njik (M1Vm-4) and the Traditional Land Use Patterns in the Southwestern Portion of the Old Crow Flats, Yukon Territory. By Mélanie Fafard. 101 pp. 2001.
  9. Geoarchaeological Studies at the Dog Creek Site, Northern Yukon. By Julie Anne Esdale 127 pp. 2001.
  10. KaVn-2: An Eastern Beringian Tradition Archaeological Site in West-Central Yukon Territory, Canada. By Ty Alexander Heffner 130 pp. 2002.
  11. Special Brew: Industrial Archaeology and History of the Klondike Brewery. By David V. Burley and Michael Will 102 pp. 2002.
  12. Archaeological Investigations of Transient Residences on the Hillsides Surrounding Dawson City, Yukon. By Michael Brand 168 pp. 2002.
  13. Ta'tla Mun: An Archaeological Examination of Technology, Subsistence Economy and Trade at Tatlmain Lake, Central Yukon. By Christian Daniel Thomas 121 pp. 2003.
  14. North to the Yukon Territory via the Alcan Highway in 1948: Field Notes of The Andover-Harvard Expedition. By Elmer Harp Jr. 126 pp. 2005.*
  15. The Nìi'ìi' Hunting Stand Site: Understanding Technological Practice as Social Practice in Subarctic Archaeology. By Glen R. MacKay. 130 pp. 2008.  
  16. The A.J. Goddard: Reconstruction and Material Culture of a Klondike Gold Rush Sternwheeler. By Lindsey Hall Thomas. 189 pp. 2012. 
  17. Fort Selkirk: Early Contact Period Interaction Between the Northern Tutchone and the Hudson's Bay Company in Yukon. By Victoria Elena Castillo. 238 pp. 2012.

Hudé Hudän Series - Occasional Papers in Yukon History

  1. Yukon North Slope Inuvialuit Oral History. Murielle I. Nagy. 119 pp. 1994. *
  2. Journal of the Occurrences at the Forks of the Lewes and Pelly Rivers May 1848 to September 1852. Robert Campbell and James G. Stewart. Transcribed and edited by Llewellyn R. Johnson and Dominique Legros. Revised and annotated by Llewellyn R. Johnson. 153 pp. 2000. 
  3. Oral History as History: Tutchone Athapaskan in the Period 1840 – 1920. By Dominique Legros. 422 pp. 2007. 2 Volumes. Volume 1 and Volume 2 
  4. Historical Climatology of the Southern Yukon: Paleoclimatic Reconstruction using Documentary Sources from 1842-1852. By Heather Tompkins. 127 pp. 2007. Please contact Heritage Resources, Government of Yukon to obtain Report Appendixes on disk.
  5. My Old People’s Stories: A Legacy for Yukon First Nations. By Catharine McClellan. 2007. 3 Volumes:
    Part I: Southern Tutchone Narrators. 196 pp. 
    Part II: Tagish Narrators. 283 pp. 
    Part III: Inland Tlingit Narrators. 328 pp. 2007
  6. Donuts and Silver Dollars: The Life of Captain Frank Slim. By Donna Marie Dillman. 139 pp. 2010

Occasional Papers in Earth Sciences

  1. Canadian Quaternary Association Meetings, 2001: Program and Abstracts. Biennial Meetings held in Whitehorse, Yukon, August, 2001. Edited by John E. Storer.
  2. Field Guide to Quaternary Research in Central and Western Yukon Territory. CANQUA field trip, August 2001. Edited by D.G. Froese, A. Duk-Rodin and J.D. Bond.
  3. Field Guide: Quaternary Volcanism, Stratigraphy, Vertebrate Palaeontology, Archaeology, and Scenic Yukon Tour, Fort Selkirk Area (NTS 115 I), Yukon Territory, August 18-19, 2001. Lionel E. Jackson, Crystal A. Huscroft, Ruth Gotthardt, John E. Storer and Rene W. Barendregt.
  4. Full-Glacial Macrofossils, Paleoecology and Stratigraphy of the Bluefish Exposure, Northern Yukon. Grant Daniel Zazula. 2003.
  5. 3rd International Mammoth Conference, 2003: Program and Abstracts. 155 pp. 2003.
  6. 3rd International Mammoth Conference, Field Guide to Quaternary Research in the Klondike Goldfields. Edited by D.G. Froese and G.D. Zazula. 70 pp. 2003.
  7. Locomotor adaptations and ecomorphology of short-faced bears (Arctodus simus) in Eastern Beringia. By Paul E. Matheus. 126 pp. 2003.

Oral History

  1. Fort Selkirk Oral History. By Heritage Branch, Government of Yukon. 344 pp. 1984.
  2. Fort Selkirk Elders Oral History. By Heritage Branch, Government of Yukon. 331 pp. 1985.
  3. Guidelines and Methodology for Conducting Historic Sites Oral History Research. By Sheila Greer. 43 pp. 1989.
  4. Skookum Jim: Native and Non-Native Stories and Views About His Life and Times and the Klondike Gold Rush. By Rab Wilkie and The Skookum Jim Friendship Centre. 229 pp. 1992.

Plans, Manuals and Strategies

  1. Fort Selkirk Historic Site Management Plan. By Inukshuk Planning & Development in association with Midnight Arts & K-L Services. 186 pp. 2000
  2. Canyon City Interpretation Plan. By Midnight Arts et al, 1995.
  3. Canyon City Interpretive Manual. By Midnight Arts et al. 71 pp. 1995.
  4. Fort Selkirk Management Plan. By J.S. Peepre and Associates. 97 pp. 1990.
  5. A Preservation Plan for Fort Selkirk. By John Keay, Architect & Robert Patterson, P. Eng. 1992.
  6. Fort Selkirk Interpretation Plan. By Midnight Arts et al. 105 pp. 1994.
  7. Fort Selkirk Interpretive Manual. By Midnight Arts et al. 140 pp. 1994.
  8. Yukon River: Thirty Mile Section, A Canadian Heritage River Management Plan. By J.S. Peepre and Associates. 95 pp. 1990.
  9. Herschel Island - "Qikiqtaruk" Interpretive Strategy. J.S. Peepre and Associates et al. 93 pp. 1990.
  10. Interpretive Signage Strategy. By Inukshuk Planning & Development et al. 74 pp. 1995.
  11. Interpretive Plan Klondike Highway (North). By PRP Parks: Research & Planning Inc. in association with Ed Duchoslav Design and Hector MacKenzie. 84 pp. 1996.
  12. South Klondike Highway Interpretive Plan. By Rob Ingram & Helene Dobrowolsky of Midnight Arts with Wendy E. Wood and Brenda E. Carson. 104 pp. 1997. Klondike Interpretive Plan
  13. Campbell Highway and South Canol Road Interpretive Plan. By Inukshuk Planning & Development in association with EDA Collaborative Inc. and Aasman Design Inc. 71 pp. 1997.
  14. Silver Trail Interpretive Plan. By Inukshuk Planning & Development in Association with Anne Leckie, Albert Drapeau and Aassman Design Inc. for Heritage Branch. 57 pp. 1997.
  15. Alaska Highway East Interpretive Plan. By Inukshuk Planning & Development in Association with Aasman Design Inc. 81 pp. 1999.
  16. The Yukon Saw Mill Company: Last of the Gold Rush Sawmills. By Net Word Business Services and Florian Maurer Architect Ltd. 68 pp. 1997.
  17. Alaska Highway West & Haines Road Interpretive Plan, Inukshuk Planning & Development in association with Aasman Design Inc. Yukon Department of Tourism, Heritage Branch. March 2002. 
  18. Yukon Government Archaeology Brochure.  Prepared by the Heritage Resources Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture.
  19. Yukon Government Impact Assessment Position Statement.  May 25, 1989. (revised April 1, 2003)
  20. Energy Efficiency for Older Buildings. Pamplet prepared by the Historic Sites Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture.
  21. Repairing and Caring for Old Windows. Pamplet prepared by the Historic Sites Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture.
  22. Yukon Historic Sites. Pamplet prepared by the Historic Sites Unit, Cultural Services Branch, Department of Tourism and Culture.

Research Papers 

  1. Carcross Region Heritage Report. By Brenda Carson et al for Department of Renewable Resources. 114p. 1992.
  2. The Church in Yukon: A Thematic Study. Prepared for the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory by Helen Dobrowolsky of Midnight Arts. 58 pp. 1990.
  3. The Cultural Resources at Coal Creek. Prepared for the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory by Bob Mitchell. 272p. plus appendices. 1992.
  4. Customs Office: A Theme Study. Prepared for the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory by Rob Ingram of Midnight Arts. 15 pp. 1990.
    Housing: A Thematic Overview of Dawson City. Prepared for the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory by Rob Ingram of Midnight Arts. 17 pp. 1989.
  5. Law Enforcement: A Theme Study. Prepared for the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory by Rob Ingram of Midnight Arts. 43 pp. 1990.
  6. Mercantilism: A Theme Study. Prepared for the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory by David Porter of Midnight Arts. 40 pp. 1990.
    The Mining Recorders: A Theme Study. Prepared for the Yukon Historic Sites Inventory by Rob Ingram of Midnight Arts. 15 pp. 1990.
  7. Montana Mountain Research & Inventory Project. Prepared for Heritage Branch, Government of Yukon by Midnight Arts. 45 pp. 1995.
  8. Summary of Carcross Historic Sites. Prepared for Historic Sites Unit by Patricia Halladay and Helene Dobrowolsky. 95 pp. 2008.
  9. Waves Upon the Shore: An Historical Profile of Herschel Island. By Rob Ingram & Helene Dobrowolsky. 211 pp. 1989.
  10. The White Pass and Yukon Railway Depot, Whitehorse: A Structural History. Prepared for Yukon Heritage Branch by Helene Dobrowolsky, Midnight Arts. 67 pp. plus appendices. 1998.
  11. White Pass and Yukon Route Railway: An Historical Survey. By Rob Ingram, Great Plains Research Consultants. 8 pp. March 1988.
  12. Yukon Roadhouses: An Historical Survey. By Rob Ingram, Great Plains Research Consultants. 14 pp. March 1988.
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