Keeping it a secret: the HBC, Canada and sovereignty in the Peace River and Athabasca districts
Treaty No. 8 (1899 June 21), First Nations, Peace River, Athabasca, famine, Hudson’s Bay Company
This paper looks at Canada’s activities in the area covered by Treaty No. 8 in the years prior to the making of that agreement. In particular, it looks at the Canadian government’s response to a famine crisis that occurred in the period 1886-1888.
Presented May 17, 2018 at the 18th Rupert's Land Colloquium held at Grande Prairie Regional College in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
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