Selkirk Settlers: Cuthbert Grant and the Battle of Seven Oaks

Tensions were high between the Northwest Company, Metis and the HBC employees and Selkirk Settlers as they competed over resources.

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December 17, 2012

Cuthbert Grant led a hunting brigade that became involved in what is known as the Battle of Seven Oaks. Although seen as a "villain" by the HBC and settlers for his part in the battle, Grant grew into his role as a valuable citizen who was a healer in the community.

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