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BIRTH OF MANITOBA


DATES AND FACTS


1670
Charles II grants the Hudson's Bay Co.7.7 million square miles of land (known as Rupert's Land)

March 1869
Hudson's Bay Company sells Rupert's Land to the Canadian government.

November 3, 1869
Riel seizes Upper Fort Garry

December 8, 1869
Riel establishes a Provisional Government.
The first List of Rights drafted.

January 26, 1870
Convention of Forty drafts a second List of Rights.

February 7, 1870
List of Rights is amended.

March 4, 1870
The Provisional Government executes Thomas Scott.

March 22, 1870
A reworked List of Rights is sent to Ottawa by the Provisional government.

May 12, 1870
Manitoba becomes Canada's fifth province.

August 23, 1870
General Wolseley arrives at Fort Garry to end the resistance.
Riel has fled.

1875
Canadian parliament grants amnesty except for Riel, Ambroise Lépine and William O’Donoghue.

OTHER RESOURCES


Canadian Geographic Atlas Online

The Red River Rebellion by J.M. Bumsted.
Winnipeg: Watson & Dwyer, 1996.

Manitoba: the birth of a province by W. L.Morton.
Winnipeg: Manitoba Record Society, 1965.

Manitoba's boundaries. Winnipeg : Manitoba, Culture, Heritage and Citizenship, Historic Resources, c1994.

MAPS


Rough Diagram, Based on Hinds Map intended to illustrate Report on Townships Surveys and Red River Territory. 1870

Map Showing Line of Route Between Lake Superior and Red River Settlement. 1870

Map of the Red River Territory. 1870


FOR EDUCATORS


Digital Resources on Manitoba History