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Nomadic Cultures

Type: Document

Various nomadic cultures developed in what is modern-day Canada. Prior to European contact, there were hundreds of Amerindian peoples with histories stretching back thousands of years.

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First Nations: True Masters of the Plains

Type: Document

The Plains Amerindians ruled the Prairies during the first half of the 19th century. These nomadic nations, fierce fighters and skilled riders, fought the advance of American settlement. Their relations with the traders of the Hudson's Bay Company were relatively smooth.

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Provisional Government Rule

Type: Document

The defeat of a North West Mounted Police force at Duck Lake by the Metis under Gabriel Dumont, led to the whites in the region to withdraw to fortified posts. Some of the Indian communities rebelled against white rule and there was a massacre of white settlers at Frog Lake.

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