Barren Grounds

The region of northern Canada, lying between the

Mackenzie River and Hudson Bay, and from the northern timber-line to

the Arctic. First visited by Samuel Hearne in 1770-1772. Late explorers

who traversed portions of the country are Franklin, in 1821; Back, in

1833; Dease and Simpson, in 1839; Richardson in 1848; and Anderson in

1855. Within more recent years, Warburton Pike, J. B. Tyrrell, J. W.

Tyrrell, D. T. Hanbury and Caspar Whitney have explored parts of the

Barren Grounds. =Bib.=: Hearne, Journey to the Northern Ocean;

Franklin, Narrative; Back, Arctic Land Expedition; Simpson, North

Coasts of America; Richardson, Arctic Searching Expedition; Anderson,

Descent of Great Fish River, in Royal Geog. Soc. Journal, 1856 and

1857; Pike, Barren Grounds; Tyrrell, Across the Sub-Arctics;

Hanbury, Northland of Canada; Whitney, On Snowshoes to the Barren