Graham A. MacDonald


In addition to working as a teacher and librarian, Graham MacDonald has served as a public historian for the Ontario Parks Branch, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch, and Parks Canada. Between 1982 and 1990 he was Principal of The Crocus Group: Heritage Planning Associates, in Winnipeg. His main interests are in North American Native history, exploration, fur trade, and natural resource history, and the history of European thought. He currently lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Review: Robert M. Tegedhr, Rediscovery and Restoration of Fort St. Charles
Manitoba History, stNumber 3, 1982

Review: Cecil J. Houston and William J. Smyth, The Sash Canada Wore: A Historical Geography of the Orange Order in Canada
Manitoba History, Number 5, 1983

Tryggvi J. Oleson and the Origins of Thule Culture: A Controversy Revisited
Manitoba History, Number 15, Spring 1988

Review: Lorraine Brandson, From Tundra to Forest: A Chipewyan Resource Manual
Manitoba History, Number 15, Spring 1988

Site Review: The Boundary Commission Trail and the North West Mounted Police: A Review of Site Development Progress
Manitoba History, Number 19, Spring 1990

Site Review: Planning for Heritage at the St. Anthonys Falls in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Some Parallels with the Forks in Winnipeg
Manitoba History, Number 20, Autumn 1990

Review: R. Cole Harris (editor), Historical Atlas of Canada, Volume 1. From the Beginning to 1800
Manitoba History, Number 20, Autumn 1990

Review: Richard I. Ruggles, A Country So Interesting: The Hudson’s Bay Company and Two Centuries of Mapping, 1670-1870
Manitoba History, Number 22, Autumn 1991

Review: Rose Potvin (editor), Passion and Conviction: The Letters of Graham Spry
Manitoba History, Number 24, Autumn 1992

Review: Carolyn Gilman, The Grand Portage Story
Manitoba History, Number 26, Autumn 1993

“Kootenai” Brown in the Red River Valley
Manitoba History, Number 30, Autumn 1995

Scratching the Ancient Ground of Manitoba’s Interlake: Stonewall and its Quarry Park
Manitoba History, Number 33, Spring 1997

Review: Bill Waiser, Park Prisoners: The Untold History of Western Canada’s National Parks, 1915-1946
Manitoba History, Number 35, Spring/Summer 1998

Review: David Lowenthal, The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History
Manitoba History, Number 39, Spring/Summer 2000

Rachmaninoff in Winnipeg: The Band of the Princess Patricia’s Regiment Meets a Russian Master
Manitoba History, Number 40, Autumn/Winter 2000-2001

Review: Joe Paddock, Keeper of the Wild: The Life of Ernest Oberholtzer
Manitoba History, Number 43, Spring/Summer 2002

When the caribou failed”: Ilia Tolstoy in the Barren Lands, 1928-1929
Manitoba History, Number 45, Spring/Summer 2003

Review: J. P. Bertrand, Timber Wolves: Greed and Corruption in Northwestern Ontario's Timber Industry, 1875-1960
Manitoba History, Number 53, October 2006

Review: Rosemary Hill, God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain
Manitoba History, Number 58, June 2008

Review: David Thompson (edited with an Introduction by William E. Moreau) The Writings of David Thompson, Volume 1: The Travels, 1850 Version
Manitoba History, Number 63, Spring 2010

Review: P. G. Downes, Sleeping Island: The Narrative of a Summer’s Travel in Northern Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Edited with a new Introduction and Notes by R. H. Cockburn
Manitoba History, Number 68, Spring 2012

Review: Shannon Stunden Bower, Wet Prairie: People, Land and Water in Agricultural Manitoba
Manitoba History, Number 69, Summer 2012

Review: Wendy Dathan, The Reindeer Botanist: Alf Erling Porsild, 1901-1977
Manitoba History, Number 72, Spring-Summer 2013

Review: W. H. B. Hoare, A Thelon Odyssey: Journal of a Barrenlander and Return to the Barrens
Manitoba History, Number 76, Fall 2014

Review: Larry D. Rose, Mobilize! Why Canada Was Unprepared for the Second World War
Manitoba History, Number 83, Spring 2017

Review: David Thompson Journals, Volume 2
Manitoba History, Number 84, Summer 2017

Review: Peter H. Russell, Canada’s Odyssey: A Country Based on Incomplete Conquests
Manitoba History, Number 86, Winter 2018

Review: Elizabeth Mancke, Jerry Bannister, Denis McKim, and Scott W. See (editors), Violence, Order, and Unrest: A History of British North America 1749-1876
Prairie History, Number 1, Winter 2020

Review: Robert Teigrob, Four Days in Hitler’s Germany, Mackenzie King’s Mission to Avert a Second World War, University of Toronto Press, 2019
Prairie History, Number 2, Summer 2020

Review: Mark Bourrie, Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson
Prairie History, Number 4, Winter 2021

Review: Roy MacLaren, Mackenzie King in the Age of the Dictators: Canada’s Imperial and Foreign Policies
Prairie History, Number 7, Winter 2022

Review: Joel Deshaye, The American Western in Canadian Literature
Prairie History, Number 9, Fall 2022

Review: Mark Vitaris, Borderlands
Prairie History, Number 13, Winter 2024

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