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Western Canada: the Making of a Region

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Canadian Studies
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CANS 200
Elsbeth Anne Heaman

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Western Canada the Making of a Region1 Prehistory to 1821 rule by commerce and custom 2 1821 to 1873 early and tentative imposition of law 3 1873 to 1911 making of a settler societyRule by Commerce th Early to mid 18 century French voyageurs fan out from Montreal while the HBC slumbers by the BayTransformations of indigenous communities and customs across the prairies o Ex Cree move westward become traders rather than trappers o Devastation of smallpox and other epidemics o Traders and native communities intermingle often with women as the gobetween o Emergence of Metis as distinct peopleAfter conquest HBC traders compete with Montrealbased traders across the continental interiorViolent cutthroat competition dominated by Montrealers despite formal monopoly of HBCRed River in 1816 only the most violent and notorious such confrontation o Metis attack HBC settlers planted squarely in the trading route of Montrealers and seeking to drive them away o Murder trials in Cana
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