Pembina, North Dakota

One of the primary fur trading stations to which the trappers in southern Manitoba gravitated. Alexander Henry arrived at Pembina in 1801 bringing with him a large fgroup of Ojibway trappers and their families.

Community Histories

Archaeology in the Rock and Pelican Lake Area of South Central Manitoba

Chris Vickers completed a series of archaeological digs in the Mound Builder and Assiniboine sites in Southern Manitoba between 1940 and 1950.

These reports were prepared for the Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba and are now in the collection of the University of Manitoba.

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    Maps

    Manitoba Buffalo Hunting Trails (1880)

    This short article outlines the two best known trails used by the buffalo hunters as they wended their way from the Red River Settlement to the Missouri for the annual buffalo hunt.

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      Memoirs & Memories

      Metis Nation - Joseph Godon - Rock Lake

      Joseph Godon was one of the well-known Metis leaders in the district north of Rock Lake Manitoba. He was born near Pembina North Dakota to a family associated with Alexander Henry's trading station at Pembina, but he lived most of his life in the Rock Lake district.

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        What it looks like today