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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.
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Tensions were high between the Northwest Company, Metis and the HBC employees and Selkirk Settlers as they competed over resources.
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.
Throughout its past, Canada has had a checkered history of welcoming people at its borders.
Manitoban Glenn Sigurdson brings the history of New Iceland to life in his memoir about growing up along Lake Winnipeg.
Ernesto Griffith and Winston Washington Moxam preserve on film the memory of one of the first black people to settle in Manitoba.