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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.
While thousands of eastern Europeans poured into Canada to settle the prairie west, a few hundred elected to return to their roots and build an agricultural utopia in the new Soviet Russia. Utopian, it wasn’t.
The Cabbagetown People project brings to life the stories of more than 40 residents of Toronto's Cabbagetown neighbourhood.
When sixty “gypsies” set up camp on an extension of George Street in Peterborough, Ontario, in the early summer of 1909, they caused a sensation.
A century ago Canada West magazine beat the drums for immigrants to fill the vast unbroken prairie. But those drums beat louder in some places than others.