Peter Warren Dease
Hudson's Bay Company officer (chief trader); British and Mohawk ancestry
Arctic explorer; accompanied Franklin's Second Land Journey 1825-7; in charge of 1837-9 expedition which mapped the Arctic coast from Alaska to King William Island
Dease Strait, between Victoria Island and the Arctic coast, namedafter him
While in charge of HBC's British Columbia district (1831-5), encouraged games such as chess at his command post at Fort St. James
Source: William R. Sampson, Dictionary of Canadian Biography,
1861-1870 Volume IX, University of Toronto/UniversitÈ Laval, 2000;
In quest of the North West Passage by Leslie Neatby, 1958, p.93, 122-7.