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Architectural Symbolism and Non-Verbal Communication at Upper Fort Garry, Historical Archaeology

Monks, Gregory G.

The author states there are transformations in the architecture of Upper Fort Garry during its occupancy (1836-1881) due to economic and social changes. The first topic discusses the history of the area: the Fur Trade (Hudson’s Bay Company 1767-1821), Fort Gibraltar I (1810), The Northwest Company, the Selkirk Settlement, and Fort Douglas. This section also explores the problems of food costs, crop failures, the merging of the Hudson’s Bay Company and the Northwest Company, and the hierarchy of the people (religious and nationality). The rest of the topics are as follows: Analysis of Upper Fort Garry; External Communication Form (comparing Lower and Upper Fort Garry); External Communication: Space; Internal Communication: Form and Space; and a Summary and Conclusion.

Monks, Gregory G.. 1992. Architectural Symbolism and Non-Verbal Communication at Upper Fort Garry. Historical Archaeology. 26(2): 37-57. [ Journal article (FNHSC, MM) ]

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