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Rupert’s Land: Part 1 From Fur Trade To Rebellion

Britain’s claim of Rupert’s Land by the Doctrine of Discovery, proved to be one of their most lucrative investment opportunities for the fur trade. That led to expansion of colonization into the heart of North America, giving rise to a level of agricultural production never seen before. Eventually, the purchase of Rupert’s Land by Canada… Continue reading Rupert’s Land: Part 1 From Fur Trade To Rebellion

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Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)

Claim To Fame: Established the Province of Manitoba Early Life and Influences Sir Adams George Archibald was a politician and a lawyer born in Truro, Nova Scotia in 1814. He descended from a family of Irish Protestants from Londonderry where the Protestant / Catholic animosity ran high. His forebears first settled in New Hampshire, and… Continue reading Christian father of Confederation: Sir Adams George Archibald (1814 – 1892)