A collections of full-text articles related to local historical topics in the Canadian Reference Centre database. You can find related articles and article references by entering the search terms like "Red River Settlement".
Discover the stories of the past with NewspaperArchive.com, the world's largest online newspaper archive. Search the archives of a wide variety of newspapers from across Canada, including newspapers from 32 communities in Manitoba. Coverage includes Winnipeg Free Press (1872-2016), Brandon Sun (1884-2016), Dauphin Herald (1899-2014), Steinbach Carillon (1946-2014), Portage La Prairie Leader (1946-1961) and many more.
This illuminating account presents the story of the unique legal and governmental system that attempted to do so and the mixed success it encountered, culminating in the 1869-70 Red River Rebellion and confederation with Canada in 1870.
Lessons learned long ago in the author's grandmother's kitchen included instructions in food preparation and preservation, proper behavior, manners, how to dress, sew and generally navigate through life the "Old Kildonan" way. The Red River Settlers made a major contribution to Canada.
The product of three decades of research, this is the definitive biography of Lord Selkirk. Bumsted's passionate prose and thoughtful analysis illuminate not only the man, but also the political and economic realities of the British empire at the turn of the nineteenth century.
The many difficulties and occasional rewards of early travel and transportation in Minnesota are highlighted in this book, along with the state's relations with what became western Canada and insights into the development of business in Minnesota. The meeting of Indian and European cultures is vividly manifested by the mixed-blood Metis who became the mainstay of the Red River trade.
The Centre for Rupert's Land Studies at The University of Winnipeg facilitates scholarly research and publishing concerning the human history of the Hudson's Bay Company territory, known from 1670 to 1870 as Rupert's Land.
Articles about the fur trade era on topics such as fur post construction, what voyageurs wore, and the life of David Thompson. For educators, students, re-enactors & anyone interested in details of this era.
This is a direct link to search results from the University of Manitoba's Our World Gateway related to the Red River Settlement. This includes newspaper and magazine articles as well as to fully digitized monographs.
For fifty years Caandian historians have considered George F.G. Stanley's The Birth of Western Canada a classic work on the Riel rebellions and a seminal study of western Canadian history. Through thelens of the Metis uprisings Stanley focuses on some of the essential and perennial issues of Canadian history: the frontier, the impact of contact with Europeans on Native peoples, and the dynamic of minorities and dominant cultures.
Neglected for over 120 years, these images literally shine new light on the War of 1885--particularly the second part of the campaign against the Indians under Big Bear, Poundmaker and Miserable Man. They are frankly astonishing in both their eerily haunting visual impact and as much by the mere fact that they even still exist. Documenting the moment when the eighteen-year-old country of Canada turned away from becoming a Métis Nation by declaring war on its own people, this book refutes much of the revisionist history in John Ralston Saul's A Fair Country.
Louis Riel tells the story of the charismatic, and perhaps mad, nineteenth-century Metis leader whose struggle to win rights for his people led to violent rebellion on the nations western frontier. When the collected book appeared in 2003, Brown won widespread critical and industry acclaim for Louis Riel, including two Harvey Awards and inclusion on countless best-of lists.
Giller Prize--winning novelist Joseph Boyden argues that Dumont, part of a delegation that had sought out Riel in exile, may not have foreseen the impact on the Métis cause of bringing Riel home. While making rational demands of Sir John A. Macdonald's government, Riel seemed increasingly overtaken by a messianic mission. His execution in 1885 by the Canadian government still reverberates today. Boyden provides fresh, controversial insight into these two seminal Canadian figures and how they shaped the country.
Politician, founder of Manitoba, and leader of the aboriginal Métis people, Riel led two resistance movements against the Canadian government: the Red River Uprising of 1869-70, and the North-West Rebellion of 1885, in defense of Métis and other minority rights. Against the backdrop of these legendary uprisings, Jennifer Reid examines Riel's religious background, the mythic significance that has consciously been ascribed to him, and how these elements combined to influence Canada's search for a national identity.
The following text is taken from a brochure recently published by the Historic Resources Branch of Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Citizenship. The brochure, which marks the 125th anniversary of Manitoba’s entry into Confederation, summarizes the pivotal events of 1869-1970 and provides information on a number of sites in and around Winnipeg associated with the Resistance. It is reproduced here with the kind permission of Culture, Heritage and Citizenship.
Written and edited by Métis Historian Norma J. Hall, Ph.D., this site comprehensively charts the chronology leading up to the 1870 Riel Resistance and its aftermath while focusing on the birth and influence of the Metis nation in the creation of Manitoba. It is a rich source of citations of primary sources and scanned newspaper articles. The original research, from which the material posted on this site was initially derived, was commissioned for the Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia Project, by Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs.
When Jack Walker died of cancer in 1994, he left behind him a manuscript that focused on one of the more neglected aspects of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike: the subsequent treatment of those regarded by the Canadian government as the ringleaders of the strike.
Stefan Epp-Koop's "We're Going to Run This City: Winnipeg's Political Left After the General Strike" explores the dynamic political movement that came out of the largest labour protest in Canadian history and the ramifications for Winnipeg throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919, which involved approximately 30,000 workers, is Canada's best-known strike. When the State Trembled recovers the hitherto untold story of the Citizens' Committee of 1000, formed by Winnipeg's business elite in order to crush the revolt and sustain the status quo.
Following the strike, union leaders published this account of the events leading up to and during the strike. Their volume is the most significant primary source describing the workers' experience of the strike. This book offers the full document in its original format along with an introduction to the 1974 edition by labour historian and activist Norman Penner.
Published to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the largest and best-known strike action ever to have taken place in Canada, consists of a chronological narrative, more than one hundred photographs and illustrations, quotations from contemporary documents, eye-witness accounts, family stories, and personal memoirs.
Unbreakable: The Spirit of the Strike is a collaborative project featuring content from the University of Manitoba Libraries, the City of Winnipeg Archives, the University of Winnipeg Archives, the University of Calgary Archives and Special Collections, the Winnipeg Police Museum, and the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada.
Visit the University of Manitoba Digital Collections’ Manitoba Project to find primary sources related to the Winnipeg General Strike such as newspapers and letters. Through this portal, you can access the Strike Edition of the Winnipeg Telegram, The Strikers Defence Bulletin and the Western Labor News.
Between 1869 and the early 1930s more than 100,000 children were rounded up from the streets of Britain to be used as labourers in Canadian homes; often little more than slaves. Today there are two million or more descendants of what were derisively known in Canada as 'home children'. Writer and journalist, Sean Arthur Joyce was shocked to learn in middle age that he was one of those descendants.
This book unmasks one of the greatest human interest stories in Canadian history: the emigration of tens of thousands of children from Britain, from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, to become home children in Canada. Through first-hand accounts and archived materials, Corbett sensitively and accurately records the pilgrimage of the children who, against great odds, proved that Canada was the promised land.
Marjorie Her War Years by Patricia Skidmore
Publication Date: 2018
Her family broken apart and her identity taken away, she had to forget her past in order to face her future. But forgetting isn't forever. Taken from their mother's care and deported from England to the colonies, ten-year-old Marjorie Arnison and her nine-year-old brother, Kenny, were sent to the Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School on Vancouver Island in September 1937. Their eight-year-old sister, Audrey, followed the next August. Marjorie's new home was on an isolated farm -- a cottage she shared with at least ten other girls and a "cottage mother" at the head, who had complete control over her "children." Survival required sticking to bare essentials. Marjorie had to accept a loss, which was difficult to forgive. Turning inward, she would find strength to pull her through, but she had to lock away her memories in order to endure her new life. Marjorie was well into her senior years before those memories resurfaced.
Marjorie Too Afraid to Cry by Patricia Skidmore
Publication Date: 2013
When Marjorie's daughter began exploring archival records involving Britain's child-migration program, a home-child saga emerged. Marjorie Arnison was one of the thousands of children removed from their families, communities, and country and placed in a British colony or commonwealth to provide "white stock" and cheap labour. In Marjorie's case, she was sent to Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School, just north of Victoria, British Columbia, in 1937. As a child, Patricia was angered that her mother wouldn't talk about the past. It took many years to discover why - it wasn't because she was keeping a dark secret, but because she had "lost" her childhood. For 10-year-old Marjorie, forgetting her past, her family, and England was the only survival tool she had at her disposal to enable her to face her frightening and uncertain future. This is Marjorie's account as told by her daughter. It is a story of fear, loss, courage, survival, and finding one's way home.
This compelling book tells the story of this controversial practice, from the accounts of those involved and the authentic records of the time. It traces the people behind the migrations exploring their beliefs and aspirations for the children in their care. It considers the roles that different organizations (including the Childrens Society, National Childrens Home and the Catholic Nugent Society Care Homes) played as well as the shipping lines that carried the children from Liverpool, Glasgow and other ports and the centers that received them overseas. Most importantly, it describes the experiences of the children themselves.
The BHCARA is an international organization which strives to catalogue Home Child information and Home Children stories, to reconnect families unjustly torn apart by these migrant programs and to promote the story of the Home Children across the world.