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By Jim Blanchard

A Thousand Miles of Prairie is a desirable examine Manitoba's early growth years (1880-1910) throughout the eyes and phrases of a few of the main fascinating personalities of early Winnipeg. This assortment brings jointly 14 items from the 1st many years of the Manitoba historic Society, whilst its lectures have been attended through the province's political and cultural elite.
     Jim Blanchard has selected choices that supply us a vibrant style of the variety of highbrow lifestyles in flip of the century Manitoba. along with writings via early historians similar to George Bryce and Charles Bell, he incorporates a paper by means of the younger Ernest Thompson Seton, who writes approximately his makes an attempt to elevate prairie chickens. there's additionally an outline of the final passenger pigeons present in Manitoba. the gathering contains full of life own reminscences, corresponding to Gilbert McMicken, Canada's first spymaster, conversing approximately foiling a Fenian raid on Winnipeg, and Archbishop Samuel Matheson, who tells approximately his boyhood adventures within the nice pink River floods of the 1860s.

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4. M. Bumsted's Louis Riel vs. Canada (Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications, 2001). Dr. Bumsted concludes that Riel and the Metis remained loyal to the Canadian government, in spite of their frustration with Macdonald over land allocation and continued inaction on an amnesty for Riel and his colleagues in the Provisional Government. McMicken's version, stated in this Transaction, that Riel only pledged his loyalty to Lieutenant-Governor Archibald when he was sure the Fenians were defeated, was false, but it was the line taken by the press in Ontario and by the Manitoba Liberal, the newspaper of the Ontario group in Manitoba.

We arrived at an advanced hour in the afternoon and put up at the temporary station building for the night. It was Hobson's choice in this respect, the station building comprising at that day the whole town of Morris. Under the circumstances the meals were satisfactory and the quarters, on the plan of "forty for a garret," acceptably good. Here I fell in with my companions for the trip booked, like myself, from St. Paul to Fort Garry in their totality. Mr. , of Hamilton, and who in that capacity had been over the route several times previously, with him was Mr.

These with myself, my son and Ritchie, made a party of eight. After supper, at about 9 o'clock, the arrival of the stage vehicle from Fort Garry was announced, and with it the Rev. Bishop Tache. Mr. Wylie, who knew His Lordship, at my instance, introduced me to his reverence, whom I found at once exceeding affable and quite willing to converse freely on the topic which at that moment interested me most, and engrossed my thoughts— [R]etiring somewhat apart from the other guests in the apartment, [I] asked what he could tell me about matters at Fort Garry.

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