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Tales and Treasures from the rich legacy of the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Created by Canada’s History
Maureen Dolyniuk, Keeper of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives located at the Archives of Manitoba in Winnipeg, explains the importance of Post Journals and the story of Francis Heron. To learn more about the records of Francis Heron and his description of the Red River Flood of 1850, visit their website.
Senior archivist Debra Moore describes the depth and breadth of the photo archive at the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
Archivist Bronwen Quarry shares story of Gertrude Perrin and the importance of private records within the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
Archives Keeper Maureen Dolyniuk gives an expert overview of the history and mandate of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives.
Senior archivist Denise Jones shows us how to uncover layers of information by researching multiple records.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection tells us about the original Nonsuch, the history of the replica, and the origin of the HBC museum collection.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator at the Manitoba Museum shows us three unique carvings made by Indigenous people of Haida Gwaii and the Chukchi of Siberia, including the ghost ship S.S. Baychimo.
Dr. Jamie Morton shows us two examples of Indigenous clothing items from the Canadian prairies: A moose hide coat from the John Halkett collection and a beaded Cree hood, both made with HBC trade goods.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator at the Manitoba Museum, explains the nature of the Company's organizational hierarchy and Simpson's role as governor through these extravagant artifacts: an elaborate silver candelabra and a ram's head snuff mull.
Dr. Jamie Morton, curator of the Hudson's Bay Company Collection at the Manitoba Museum shows us some exquisite beadwork and embroidery in these two very different garments.
Christmas feasting in pioneer Canada was often a “pot luck” affair
The Hudson’s Bay Company has been selling alcoholic spirits since its inception.
Clay tobacco pipes became part of European culture after explorers encountered Indigenous peoples in North America in the sixteenth century.