Selkirk Settlers: Multiculturalism in the Red River Colony

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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Posted December 17, 2012

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