|About This Project
This is a series of stand-alone articles reflecting patterns and events
relating to the European settlement of Western Manitoba. I
have linked them in a loosely chronological
though they certainly don't need to be read that way.
The time period is essentially the "Manitoba Boom" of early the
1880's, with necessary explorations into the events that set the stage
as well as
those that flowed from the initial rush.
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