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Tensions were high between the Northwest Company, Metis and the HBC employees and Selkirk Settlers as they competed over resources.
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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.
Dr. Roland Sawatzky tells us about the Wintering Camp collection, artifacts discovered in an archaeological dig where the first work party of Selkirk Settlers wintered near York Factory on the Hudson’s Bay.
Anna Shumilak of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives talks about the Selkirk Settlers exhibit and shows us how the original plan of the Red River Colony laid the foundation for the development of the City of Winnipeg.
Dr. Harry Duckworth traces the colony from the original treaty between Lord Selkirk and the Hudson’s Bay Company to the treaty Selkirk signed with five local First Nations leaders.
Anna Shumilak of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives demonstrates how the lifestyles of settlers in the Red River colony can be revealed through the many diverse records available to the public at the Archives of Manitoba.
Early twentieth-century photographs document the lives of marginalized Canadians.
Dr. Roland Sawatzky, curator of history at The Manitoba Museum, tells the story of how the Red River settlement brought together people of a variety of backgrounds, which is visible today through the cultural artifacts of the colony.
Even in familiar surroundings, falling in love can be an otherworldly experience. Imagine how it must have been for those who fell in love—or wished they could—in what was, quite literally, another world.
The Cabbagetown People project brings to life the stories of more than 40 residents of Toronto's Cabbagetown neighbourhood.