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The following is a list of the items contained in The Canadian West virtual exhibition sorted by section. Note that this is only a small sample of the holdings of the National Archives of Canada which pertain to western Canada.

Anticipation  --  Northwest Passage
Anticipation  --  Fur Trade
Anticipation  --  Scientific Expeditions
Anticipation  --  Cultures

Contact  --  Aboriginal Claims
Contact  --  Federal Administration
Contact  --  Immigration
Contact  --  Homesteads
Contact  --  Transportation

Accommodation  --  Cultural Life
Accommodation  --  Urbanization
Accommodation  --  Converting the Landscape
Accommodation  --  Western Protest


Anticipation  --  Northwest Passage

New France
North America
North America
North Pacific
Western Canada
Western hemisphere


Anticipation  --  Fur Trade

Arrival at Norway House on the great Lake Winnipeg
Chansons des Bois Brules
Chief Grandes Oreilles' speech
Cold night camp on the inhospitable shores of Lake Winnipeg
Cree or Assiniboine lodges in front of Rocky Mountain Fort, Alberta
Excerpts from William B. Coltman's report
Extremely wearisome journeys at the portages
Indian hunters pursuing buffalo in the early spring
Indian tribes from North America
Inside an Indian tent
Instructions for Messrs. McLeod and McGillis
Kee-akee-ka-saa-ka-kow
Red River census
Winter fishing on the ice of the Assiniboine and Red Rivers



Anticipation  --  Scientific Expeditions

Crossing the Assiniboine from the east side
Letitia, a Cree Halfbreed [original title]
Map to accompany the report of the Red River Expedition
Members of the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring
Mr. McDermot's store, near Fort Garry
Palliser's Map of North America
Report from Fort Francis
Report on a journey to the Rocky Mountains
Report on western Canada
Saulteaux Indians, Fort Garry
Slave Falls, Winnipeg River
St. Boniface Cathedral, Red River Settlement
The Hudson's Bay Company and North West Company forts at Île-à-la-Crosse
The prairie looking west
The prairie, on the banks of the Red River, looking south
The route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans
Title page to Reports of Progress ... on the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition


Anticipation  --  Cultures

Deposition for rebellion losses
North West Territories, Proclamation
Proclamationn extending a pardon to the participants in the 1870 rebellion
Province of Manitoba
Red River Expedition, Col. Wolseley's camp, Prince Arthur's Landing, Lake Superior
Surrender of Rupert's Land
The Red River Expedition at Kakabeka Falls, Ontario


Contact  --  Aboriginal Claims

Indian Treaty Medal, Treaties 1 and 2
Indian Treaty Medal, Treaties 3 to 8
Indian Treaty replacement medal
Narcisse-Omer Côté and Roger Goulet, Commissioners, Northwest Métis Scrip Commission
Plan of the Muskoday Indian Reserve, South Saskatchewan River
Qu'Appelle Indian Industrial School, Saskatchewan
Request for troops at Fort Garry treaty negotiations
Students of the St. Paul's Indian Industrial School, Middlechurch, Manitoba


Contact  --  Federal Administration

'A' Battery supporting the guns
Approach to Fort Ellice, Manitoba
Asleep in the trenches: officers of the North-West Field Force resting in the
Battle of Fish Creek, North West Rebellion
Bishop's North-West war map
Chief Piapot and warriors on display
Cree Chief Big Bear
Cree Chief Poundmaker
Crowfoot addressing the Marquess of Lorne at Blackfoot Crossing, Bow River
Dead Crow Indians
Dead Horse Valley, Canadian Illustrated News
Diary entry of Thomas Sallans
Early settlers in Edmonton
Fort Garry
Geological map of the Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan
Governor General's party crossing Lake of the Woods
Governor General's party interviewing a settler
James Finlayson's diary of the March West
Major-General Frederick Middleton's letter to Cree Chief Big Bear
Métis casualties at Batoche
Métis traders with members of the North American Boundary Commission
North-West Mounted Police stations and patrols
Participants in the North West Rebellion
Plan of the attack on Batoche by the North West Field Force under Major-General Frederick Middleton
Prisoner Louis Riel in the camp of Major-General Frederick Middleton
Pyramid and surrounding country showing Captain Featherstonhaugh's camp
Report of the British War Office on the Cypress Hills Massacre
Roche Percée, Canadian Illustrated News
Sappers building a boundary mound
Saulteaux Indians, Manitoba
Stampede, Canadian Illustrated News
Thomas Bull's letter to his father
Township plan
Ugly customers at Smart's store, Battleford, Saskatchewan


Contact  --  Immigration

Arrival of Dutch immigrants in Quebec City
Arrival of Galician immigrants in Quebec City
Arrival of Russian Jewish immigrants in Quebec City
Binders at work on the Lockwood farm north of Dauphin, Manitoba
Build your nest in western Canada
Canadian government exhibit, Oklahoma State Fair
Canadian Pacific Railway map poster
Covered wagons from the United States in southern Alberta
Cutting and stooking on Fred Engen's farm, Saskatchewan
Free farms for the million
Front cover of Canada West
George Murdoch's diary
Horse-drawn wagon
Les Dit! [Read This!]
Letter from the Commissioner of Immigration, Winnipeg, concerning photographs of the Lockwood farm north of Dauphin, Manitoba
Mr. Rodick's homesteads, Brandon Hills, Manitoba
The Canadian immigration office in London, England
Vegetable display by J. Strasburger
Western Canada the new Eldorado


Contact  --  Homesteads

Broadside concerning the Doukhobor reserve
Broadside concerning the Mennonite reserve in Manitoba
Calves on the Cochrane ranch
Cummins map directory for Saskatchewan, sheet no. 81 (Maple Creek)
Doukhobor village of Vosnesenya, Thunder Hill Colony, Manitoba
Doukhobor women pulling a plough on the Thunder Hill Colony, Manitoba
Homesteaders seeking Doukhobor lands
Homesteading in Alberta, reminiscences of the Heathcote family
Map of southern Alberta showing the disposition of homestead lands
Plan of the Hudson Bay Company's reserve in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Senator Matthew Cochrane's letter to the Minister of the Interior



Contact  --  Transportation

Athabasca survey party near Jasper House, Alberta
Donald Smith drives the last spike at Craigellachie
Dossier on Michal Brancke's homestead
Dossier on Michal Zatyczyo's homestead
Dossier on Stefan Waskiewicz's homestead
Dossier on the Klopot-Makarczuk's homestead
Excerpts from the diary of railway surveyor Thomas R. B. Smith
Fort Carleton, Saskatchewan
Memorandum on the Canadian Pacific Railway from an Imperial perspective
Piegan Indians
Survey Camp
Telegram to Prime Minister John A. Macdonald announcing the "last spike"
The Canadian Pacific Railway land grant in Manitoba and the North-West Territories
The Crow's Nest Pass agreement
The railway viaduct at Lethbridge, Alberta


Accommodation  --  Cultural Life

Advertisement (in Ukrainian) for the Lewchuk vaudeville show
Advertisement for the Lewchuk vaudeville show
Extract from Robert J. C. Stead's typescript for The Homesteader
Fall, Assiniboine River
Grace Reid's diary
Grain elevator at La Salle, Manitoba
Headingley, Manitoba
McGill University announcement of lectures on immigration problems by J.S. Woodsworth
Page from Olha Woycenko's lesson book
Pamphlet on immigration to Canada
Reminiscences of life on the prairies
Tuxedo Park, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Ukrainian orchestra and drama club, Edmonton


Accommodation  --  Urbanization

A bird's-eye view of Winnipeg, Manitoba
A bird's-eye view of Winnipeg, Manitoba
Distribution of grain elevators in the Brandon area
Fire insurance plan of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan
Liberal party campaign pamphlet
Ogilvie flour mills and elevator, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Railway yards in Winnipeg
Saskatoon, Sask., the city of unlimited possibilities
View of Delisle, Saskatchewan
View of Medicine, Alberta


Accommodation  --  Converting the Landscape

Agricultural research station at Indian Head, Saskatchewan
Banff from Tunnel Mountain, Banff National Park, Alberta
Clear Lake, Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba
Early road map of Alberta
Field of stooked wheat beside six grain elevators, Champion, Alberta
Fire restrictions
Grey Owl meets part of tourists at Beaver Lodge, Ajawaan Lake, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan
Highways map of the prairie provinces
Hunting party, Jasper Lake, Alberta
Irrigated sugar beet field, Raymond, Alberta
Letter from Frank McCabe to the Minister of the Interior
Motor roads in western Canada
Oil and gas fields south of Calgary, Alberta
Poster advertising holidays in western Canada
Poster advertising the Canadian Rockies
Publication design for tourism
Sheep on the western Prairies
Tar sands in Alberta
The foothills region of southern Alberta
The Narrows, Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta
Vegetable garden at agricultural research station near Brandon, Manitoba


Accommodation  --  Western Protest

Agreement to transfer natural resource administration to Alberta
Bill of Indictment against J.S. Woodsworth
J.S. Woodsworth's account of his incarceration
Letter from Thomas Murray to Richard A. Riggs
Order-in-Council
Permission card used during the Winnipeg General Strike
Poster addressed to British farm workers in Canada
Songbook published by the Industrial Workers of the World
Street scene during the Winnipeg General Strike
Street scene during the Winnipeg General Strike
The People's Forum program of speakers for the 1914-1915 season
The provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan
Workers' liberty bond issued by the Workers' Defence Fund

 

 

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