Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Xavy St. Catharines, Ontario

Fair address: Niagara Public Regional Fair

Project: The Mad Trapper

Albert Johnson started the largest manhunt in Canadian History. This manhunt lasted 48 days in extremely harsh climate and it is truly amazing that Johnson survived as long as he did. Johnson escaped the Mounties and their posse many times and it is still a mystery of who Johnson really was. Even though the manhunt took place in the Northwest Territories, it still affected media across the country. Many people were following the hunt on their radios at the time, and it was a common thing to talk about between neighbours.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned about my topic is that once The Mad Trapper was caught, they didn't even know who he was! They did several DNA tests, but didn't find any matches. It is still is a mystery today.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

While researching for my project I leaned that violence is never the answer and that the Mounties always get their man.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life is different compared to those in my project because during the hunt for the Mad Trapper, the RCMP used a plane in a manhunt for the first time. Now, we would use a plane regularly for a manhunt, as well as other modern technology.

  • Allison

    Good job Xavy!
    16/06/2019 10:40:57 AM

  • Mrs. Walton

    Well done Xavy! Good luck
    14/06/2019 7:43:04 PM

  • Kathy

    Awesome job.
    14/06/2019 7:02:27 AM

  • Karen Maloney-Younker

    Proud of the work you put into your project and video!
    13/06/2019 10:14:19 PM

  • liam flowers

    Good work xavy hope you win
    12/06/2019 12:43:11 PM

  • Xavy

    Vote for me!
    12/06/2019 11:38:41 AM

  • Kathie Younker

    Very interesting, Xavy! I’m so proud of you!
    11/06/2019 8:43:25 PM

  • Karen Maloney-Younker

    Proud of the work you put into your project and video!
    11/06/2019 7:23:22 PM

  • Ian Macintosh

    Well told story of Canadian history. Congratulations.
    11/06/2019 6:44:15 PM

  • Linda Maloney

    Interesting story, excellent presentation, good research. Well done
    11/06/2019 6:42:10 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.