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Morris is known historically as the Scratching River District.

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.


    Memoirs & Memories

    Gosselin Generations - the Elders (1880)

    A historical memoir of the Gosselins, one of Manitoba's Métis families. The family lived in the Red River district, in the Rock Lake district before disbursing throughout Manitoba and Saskatchewan.



      Historical Atlas of Manitoba

      Historical Atlas of Manitoba

      Table of Contents and Preface

      by John Warkentin and Richard I. Ruggles

      Over the next few months we will be uploading high definitions of the atlas page by page to preserve the depth of detail of the maps contained in the atlas. For the moment, the atlas is available in a chapter by chapter format. 



        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.



          Matte, Charles - Descendants pt 1

          A family history associated with the Landry family of the Scratching River community.



            Morris & District Centennial Museum - Partnerships with Museums 2021 (1880)

            This monograph is intended to highlight the museum's collection, pointing out some of its more unique components. It was published by the Pembina Manitou Archive and the Boundary Trail National Heritage Region as part of the Partnerships with Museums 2021 project. 

            Financial support was provided by the Government of Manitoba.



              Morris Herald - 1905-07-14 (1905)

              An issue of the Morris Herald newspaper.


                Cemetery Maps/Lists

                Morris MB - Cemetery Records to 2012

                Cemetery records of the community.


                  Photos & Art Work

                  Morris, Edmund Montague - Diaries - 1907-1910

                  Edmund Morris was best known for his pastel portraits of the First Nation leaders who signed the western treaties.


                    Veterans' Experience

                    North-West Mounted Police - Route Map 1874-75

                    Map published in conjunction with 'The North-West Mounted Police 1873-1893. Vol.1 by John Peter Turner.