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Prairie History: Number 4, Winter 2021

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Prairie History #4
“250 pounds at a jog trot.”
Indigenous tripman on a portage between Norway House and Island Lake, 1936
from “With the Canoe Brigade: A Series of Northern Pictures by Nicholas Morant,” The Beaver, September 1936, Hudson's Bay Company Archives

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Historical Memory and the Statue of Gabriel Dumont in Saskatoon's Friendship Park
by Cheryl Troupe

Feature Articles

Feeding York Fort, 1714-1722: James Knight, Henry Kelsey and the “Home Indians”
by Arthur J. Ray

“So much does one thing depend upon another here”: The Intersection of Labour and Mercantile Commerce in the Daily Journals of York Factory, 1870-1874
by Frank J. Tough

Prairie Pageant

Unparalleled Access to the Arts: The History of the Saskatchewan Arts Councils
by Lynn Gidluck

Family History and Trans-Atlantic Connections In the Fur Trade
by Joan Reid and Michael Payne

POWs in Holland (Manitoba): A Memoir
by Carlton R. Stewart

Frederick Philip Grove: Prairie Novelist (1879-1948)
by David R. Beasley

From Crime Scenes to Beauty Queens: The Photographic Legacy of Frank Royal
by John Burchill

Book Reviews

James A. Burns, Fire, Folly and Fiasco: Why it Took 100 Years to Build the Manitoba Museum, Woolly Mammoth Publishing, 2020
by Catherine Collins

Sarah Glassford and Amy Shaw (eds.), Making the Best of It: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the Second World War, UBC Press, 2020
by Dianne Dodd

Jack F. Dunn, The North-West Mounted Police 1873-1885, Sandhill Book Marketing, 2017
by Mike Fedyk

Wendy Wickwire, At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging, UBC Press, 2019
by E. Gwyn Langemann

Mark Bourrie, Bush Runner: The Adventures of Pierre-Esprit Radisson, Biblioasis, 2019
by Graham A. MacDonald

Helen Kang, Medicine and Morality: Crises in the History of a Profession, UBC Press, 2019
by Kathryn M. McPherson

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, Chelsea Vowel (stories), Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Ryan Howe, Andrew Lodwick, Jen Storm, Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk (illustration and colours), This Place: 150 Years Retold, Highwater Press, 2019 and Christine M’Lot, This Place: 150 Years Retold, Teacher Guide, Portage and Main Press, 2020
by Justin Rempel

Susie Fisher, Frieda Esau Klippenstein, Roland Sawatzky, and Conrad Stoesz (eds.), Mennonite Village Photography: Views from Manitoba, 1890-1940, Mennonite Historic Arts Committee, 2020
by Anne Morton

Sarah Carter and Nanci Langford (eds.), Compelled to Act: Histories of Women’s Activism in Western Canada, University of Manitoba Press, 2020
by Lisa Pasolli

Rod Macleod, Sam Steele: A Biography, University of Alberta Press, 2018
by Glenn Wright


Old Sun, New Buffalo: A Siksika School’s Transformation from Residential School to Community College
by Wacey Little Light and Sean Carleton

Prairie Gazette

A Wealth of Intangible Cultural Heritage
by Kristin Catherwood

Amber Valley, Alberta Highlighted by Canada Post
by Sheila Grover

Hudson's Bay Company Department Stores in Transition
by Greg Thomas

The Sky's the Limit: The New Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada
by Robert Coutts

Aviation Museums on the Prairies
by Greg Thomas

The First Trans-Canada Flight, 1920
by Sheila Grover

Canada's Bluff: The Creation of the Boundary Waters Treaty, 1909
by John C. Lehr

The Saga of the Broken Jaw Medals
by James Kostuchuk

Page revised: 8 April 2021

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