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Crossing the Assiniboine from the east side, 1862
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Crossing the Assiniboine from the east side
1862, by William George Richardson Hind

In 1862, William Hind (brother of Henry Youle Hind) joined the Overlanders, a group of goldseekers who crossed the Prairies in search of the goldfields of the Fraser and Cariboo regions. During the trip, Hind produced a sketchbook documenting his travels. This drawing from the sketchbook shows a ferry loaded with oxen and carts crossing the Assiniboine River. River crossings were only one of many challenges the Overlanders faced as they opened the undeveloped trails of the West.



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