Establishing the vastness of wilderness Canada through its Eskimos and Indians, the author surveys the territory from the Arctic east to the west before introducing the Viking visitors or the eventual European settlers. The French and English colonists, their quarrels with each other, as well as with the U.S.A., are outlined for basic issues through the 18th and 19th centuries. The establishment of a workable government, Canada's position in the British Commonwealth, the industrialization achieved and the railroads connecting Atlantic and Pacific coasts by 1900 are as far as the book goes. Dut, as far as it goes, it is well done and offers the early grades a good introduction to our neighbors to the north. The author also did Worlds Without End in 1956. The illustrator has provided bold, primitive drawings that are most effective in the visualization of Indian and Eskimo activities.