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The Forks of the Red and Assiniboine: A Thematic History, 1734-1850

Coutts, Robert

This report covers the history of The Forks from 1734 to 1850, focusing on Aboriginal history: Native/Euro-Canadian contact (1734-1760) including subsistence and migration patterns, and the establishment of Fort Rouge; Native Society and Economy During the Competitive Fur Trade Period (1760-1821) including Euro-Canadian commercial competition (pre-1800 and 1800-1821), Cree and Salteaux settlements (1790-1821), and Métis settlement; and Native Settlement and the Hudson’s Bay Company (1821-50) including the church’s role, economy, civil government, agriculture, and the disintegration of company rule. Reproductions of 51 maps, diagrams and photos from the Glenbow and Manitoba Archives are included.

Coutts, Robert. 1988. The Forks of the Red and Assiniboine: A Thematic History, 1734-1850. Ottawa: Environment Canada, Parks Service. [ (Compiled with D. Payment 1988)(271pp.)(FNHSC, TFNP, MM, PC) ]

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