Rupert's Land
Rupert's Land, or Prince Rupert's Land, was a territory in British North America, consisting the Hudson Bay drainage basin, which was nominally owned by the Hudson's Bay Company for 200 years from 167...
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James Isbister
James Isbister (November 29, 1833 – October 16, 1915) was a Canadian Métis leader of the 19th-century. Prominent among the Anglo-Métis of the area, he is considered by to be the founder of the c...
David Chapman (cricketer)
David Macklin Braby Chapman (born September 12, 1855 in St. Paul's, Red River Colony, Rupert's Land (now part of Manitoba, Canada) - March 24, 1934) was a first-class cricketer.David Chapman was educa...
Council of Assiniboia
The Council of Assiniboia was, from 1821 until 1870, the appointed administrative body of Rupert's Land.
This Council was created by the Hudson's Bay Company to govern the territory following its ...
Duncan Cameron (fur trader)
Duncan Cameron (c 1764 – May 15, 1848) was a Canadian fur trader and political figure in Upper Canada.He was born in Glenmoriston, Scotland around 1764. He came to Tryon County, New York with hi...
Alexander Grant Dallas
Alexander Grant Dallas (25 July 1816 – 3 January 1882) was Chief Factor of the Columbia District and New Caledonia fur districts of the Hudson's Bay Company from 1857 to 1861, then Chief Factor ...
Anglo-French conflicts on Hudson Bay
Anglo-French conflicts on Hudson Bay: When the English built trading posts on Hudson Bay the French tried to drive them out. This lasted from 1672 until 1713 when British sovereignty over the Bay was...
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Miles Macdonell
Miles MacDonell (ca. 1767 – 28 June 1828) was the first governor of the Red River Colony (or, Assiniboia), a 19th-century Scottish settlement located in present-day Manitoba and North Dakota.He ...
Andrew McDermot
Andrew McDermot (1790–12 October 1881) was a Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) employee who became a prominent independent fur trade merchant and member of the Council of Assiniboia.
McDermot was b...
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1837 Great Plains smallpox epidemic
The 1837 Great Plains smallpox epidemic was believed to have begun in the spring of 1837 when a deckhand became ill aboard an American Fur Company steamboat, the S.S. St. Peter. The epidemic ended in ...
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Alfred Boyd
Alfred Boyd (September 20, 1835 – August 16, 1908) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He is usually considered to have been the first Premier of Manitoba (1870–1871), but he was not recogniz...
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A-ca-oo-mah-ca-ye
A-ca-oo-mah-ca-ye (died 1859 or 1860), aka Feathers or Old Swan, was a chief of the Blackfoot First Nation with a reputation as a peacemaker. In 1822, HBC's Chesterfield House journal described Feath...
Henry Budd
Henry Budd (circa 1812 – April 2, 1875), the first Native American ordained an Anglican priest, spent his career ministering to First Nations people.
Born to Cree parents in Norway House in what w...
Joseph James Hargrave
Joseph James Hargrave (1841–1894) was a Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) trader, author, and journalist. He wrote the 1871 book, Red River, a history of the Manitoba Red River Colony.
Joseph James Hargr...
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Robert McDonald (missionary)
Robert McDonald (November 7, 1829 – August 20, 1913) was an Anglican missionary among First Nation peoples, particularly in the northwest Arctic.
A second generation Canadian, Robert McDonald was ...
David Anderson (bishop)
David Anderson (10 February 1814 – 5 November 1885) was a Church of England priest and the first bishop of Rupert's Land, Canada.
Born in London, England, Anderson was educated at University...
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Thomas McKay (N.W.T. politician)
Thomas McKay (July 4, 1849 – 1924) was a farmer and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada. He represented Prince Albert in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 1891 to 1...
Pembina Territory
The Convention respecting fisheries, boundary and the restoration of slaves between the United States of America and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, also known as the London Conventio...
Alexander Caulfield Anderson
Alexander Caulfield Anderson (10 March 1814 – 8 May 1884) was a Hudson's Bay Company fur-trader, explorer of British Columbia and civil servant.He was the grandson of the Scottish botanist Dr Ja...
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Sara Riel
Sarah Riel the sister of Métis leader Louis Riel was born October 11, 1848 in St. Boniface, Red River Colony (now in Manitoba). She joined the Grey Nuns as a novice in 1865 and in 1868 became the firs...
Eden Colvile
Eden Colvile (12 February 1819 – 2 April 1893) was born at Langley Farm, part of the Langley Park Estate, near Beckenham, Kent, England, son of Andrew Colvile and Mary Louisa Eden. His father w...
William Bompas
William Carpenter Bompas (20 January 1834 – 9 June 1906) was a Church of England clergyman and missionary in northwestern Canada, first Anglican bishop of the Athabasca diocese, then of the Mac...
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Hudson's Bay Company
The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) (French: Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson), commonly referred to as "The Bay" ("La Baie" in French), is a Canadian retail business group. A fur trading business for muc...
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John Black (judge)
John Black (11 March 1817 – 3 February 1879) was the recorder for Rupert's Land in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company. In this capacity he acted as a judge for the Council of Assiniboia, an...
Crowfoot
Crowfoot (1830 – 25 April 1890) or Isapo-Muxika (Blackfoot Issapóómahksika, "Crow-big-foot") was a chief of the Siksika First Nation. His parents, Istowun-eh'pata (Packs a Knife) and Axkahp-say-pi (A...
John Peter Pruden
John Peter Pruden, christened on May 31, 1778 at All Saints Parish Church in Edmonton, Middlesex, England, was an early pioneer of western Canada which at the time was known as Rupert's Land. During ...
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Prince Rupert of the Rhine
Rupert, Count Palatine of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, 1st Duke of Cumberland, 1st Earl of Holderness (German: Ruprecht Pfalzgraf bei Rhein, Herzog von Bayern), commonly called Prince Rupert of the...
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Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia
The Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia was a short lived legislature set up to pass laws for the North-Western Territory and Rupert's Land under the provisional government led by Louis Riel from 1869 ...