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Winter Heritage Recreation Activities, Red River Settlement and Winnipeg, Precontact Time to the Present: Inventory, Resources and Possible Heritage Interpretive Programming

Pettipas, Leo

This research report was developed when a proposal for a toboggan slide was discussed for The Forks. This proposal then included possible interpretive programming and winter recreational activities. The report contains Background information, with a list of objectives (proposal, program of activities, strategy of communication, roles and responsibilities and revenue). The five themes discussed are set chronologically and with a list of activities: Theme I: Precontact Era (1600 – 1734) concentrating on Cree, Yankton and Santee; Theme II: Fur Trade (1735 – 1811) concentrating on Ojibway and Northwest Company employees; Theme III: Red River Colony/settlement (1812 – 1870) concentrating on Ojibway, Voyageurs and Hudson’s Bay Company employees; Theme IV: Early Winnipeg (1871 – 1919); Theme V: Recent Winnipeg (1920 – present). The last section is entitled Possible Heritage Interpretive Programs (goals, planning, theme, Le Festival du Voyageur, “Unallocated Themes” and Precontact, with a conclusion.

Pettipas, Leo. 1995. Winter Heritage Recreation Activities, Red River Settlement and Winnipeg, Precontact Time to the Present: Inventory, Resources and Possible Heritage Interpretive Programming. Winnipeg: The Forks National Historic Site Canada. [ Research report (27pp)(FNHSC) ]

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