|About This Project
This is a series of stand-alone articles reflecting patterns and events
relating to the settlement of Western Manitoba. I
have linked them in a loosely chronological
though they certainly don't need to be read that way.
It is important to recognize that
historians have developed a habit of
referring to the "settlement era", when what they really mean is
settlement of the area by people of European ancestry, for
Of course, this region,
like much of North and South America, has been "settled" for about
So what began as a serties of stories about "False Starts" - the
shifting alignment of communities we saw in the late 1800's as people
of European ancestry essentially re- settled this region, has evolved
with the realization that all settlement is temporary. Towns, countries
and as empires come and go. They roll with the times. They adapt.