The Mad Trapper of Rat River

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The Mad Trapper of Rat River
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Author Dick North
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This it the classic account of one of Canada's most fascinating unsolved mysteries. On December 26, 1931, a lone trapper shot and wounded one of two R.C.M.P. officers who had come to his cabin to follow up a complaint from a neighbour about a trapline that had been interfered with. The trapper – possibly Albert Johnson or Arthur Nelson – then fled into the bitter cold of the Yukon Wilderness, pursued by white trappers, Indians, and the men of the RCMP The manhunt on foot and dogsled ranged more than 150 miles along the Arctic Circle in temperatures that averaged forty below zero.