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Norquay

Site of Norquay School, and notable as the homestead of Dr Pennefather, who wrote an account of his journey with the Canadian Forces which challenged the Metis during the 1885 Rebellion.

Community Histories

Canada 1812 - 1871 The Formative Years

This booklet, originally published by Imperial Oil, provides an understanding of the culture of Southern Ontario in the 19th Century. Many of the original settlers of the Pembina Manitou District came from Southern Ontario in the 1880's.

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    Family Narratives

    Grant, Agnes - No End of Grief - Indian Residential Schools in Canada (1880)

    An account addressing the experiences of First Nations children in the residential schools.

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      Memoirs & Memories

      Little White School House - Charyk

      Stories of time spent in small rural schools.

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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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          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.

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            Journals

            Thirteen Years on the Prairies by Dr John Pennefather (1880)

            An account written by Dr Pennefather of his homestead experineces in Norquay and of his journey with the Canadian Force which quelled the Northwest Rebellion in 1885.

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              Museums

              What They Wore - A Visual History of Dress - Douglas Gorsline

              An excellent resource for anyone interested in period costumes.

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