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Includes documents referring to the indigenous peoples of Manitoba.

Human settlement in this part of Manitoba can be traced to at least the 8th century AD. Research at Calf Mountain, a mound builder site, indicated its use as a burial site from the 8th to the 15th century. Numerous indigenous peoples have left their mark on the area.  

Community Histories

Archaeological Report 1945 - Southern Manitoba Sites - Chris Vickers (0)

Research was carried by Chris Vickers on Mound Builder and Assiniboine sites in Southern Manitoba from 1940 to 1950. 

This report was prepared for the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba and is currently in the collection of the University of Manitoba.

 

    Archaeological Report 1946 - Chris Vickers - Southern Manitoba Sites (0)

    A report on Chris Vickers' archaeological surveys and digs completed during the 1946 field season on the Mound Builder and Assiniboine sites in Southern Manitoba.

    Completed for the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. The report is in the collection of the University of Manitoba.

      Archaeological Report 1947 - Chris Vickers - Southern Manitoba Prehistory Sites (0)

      In his 1947 report, Chris Vickers notes important discoveries on the origin of several settlement cultures in South Central Manitoba. He also notes the destruction of one major prehistoric site due to agricultural bulldozing.

      This report as written for the Mistorical and Scientific Society of Manitoba and is in the collection of the University of Manitoba.

       

        Archaeological Report 1949 - Chris Vickers - Manitoba's Aboriginal Cultures and their Settlement Pathways (0)

        In his 1949 report, Chris Vickers notes important discoveries on the origin of several settlement cultures in South Central Manitoba. He summarizes the conclusions made as a result of his work, describing the path taken by different cultural groups over a period of centuries.

        This report as written for the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba and is in the collection of the University of Manitoba.

          Archaeological Report 1950 - Chris Vickers - Summary Research on Manitoba Aboriginal Cultures (0)

          In his 1950 report, Chris Vickers notes important discoveries on the origin of several settlement cultures in South Central Manitoba. Based on his research, he comments on the lifestyle of the eary inhabitants of Southern Manitoba.

          This report as written for the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba and is in the collection of the University of Manitoba.

            Archaeology Report 1948 - Chris Vickers - Southern Manitoba Sites (0)

            In his 1948 report, Chris Vickers notes important discoveries on the origin of several settlement cultures in South Central Manitoba.

            This report as written for the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba and is in the collection of the University of Manitoba.

              Calf Mountain - Reference (1909)

              This document provides the web address for the most thorough report on the Calf Mountain excavation undertaken by Henry Montgomery in 1909.

                Calf Mountain Gorget (1900)

                Discovered during archeological research by Henry Montgomery at Calf Mountain, south of Darlingford, Manitoba, this shell gorget is now in the collection of the Royal Ontario Museum.

                  Nickerson Mound Explorations 1912-1915 (0)

                  A report on the exploration of Mound Builder sites in southern Manitoba from 1912 to 1915 by Nickerson, written by Katherine H Capes.

                    Pilot Mound - A Brief History (0)

                    A summary of historical and legendary information regarding the Pilot Mound.

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