The Story Of The The Selkirk Settlers
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It's hard to believe that when the Selkirk Settlers arrived in Manitoba 200 years ago, and they were told you cannot farm in Western Canada. This is a land of ice and snow, it is fur country, and you cannot farm here, it is not possible.
Manitoba is a spacious land, the easternmost of the prairie provinces located in the heart of Canada and the giant Hudson Bay Watershed. Once known as Rupert's Land, it was called the Postage Stamp Province, believed to be unsuitable for agriculture and only valuable for the fur trade. Who could imagine what this province would become? The Highlands of Scotland well into the 18th century were a tribal society. We had clans as everyone knows, and clans of chiefs and the whole setup wasn't dissimilar to that of Native American society in North America . . . .
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