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MHS Smarty Party: 20 October 2022

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Manitoba Historical Society Symposium:
“The Selkirk Settlement Revisited: 1812, As Seen From 2012”

An all-day conference, at which academic scholars will present the results of their research into the early years of the Selkirk Settlement, and its interactions with the First Nations and Metis communities among whom the settlers lived. This will be followed by a panel discussion led by historians J. M. Bumsted and Adele Perry, with participation by the audience.

When: Wednesday, 16 May 2012, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Dalnavert Museum Visitors Centre (61 Carlton Street, Winnipeg)

There is no charge to attend this symposium, and lunch will be provided. However, it is necessary to confirm your attendance by calling the Dalnavert Museum Visitors Centre at 204-947-0559 or sending email to bookings@mhs.mb.ca. Seating is limited to 70 people so book early to avoid disappointment.

UPDATE: Registration for this symposium is now closed.



Presentation title

Donna G. Sutherland

“Peguis, woodpeckers, and myths: What do we really know?”

Dr. Norma J. Hall
Historical Research Consultant

“Ocean crossings: Sailors and seafarers in a northern North Atlantic world?”

Dr. Scott Stephen
Parks Canada

“The fork in the road: Red River, retrenchment, and the struggle for the future of the Hudson’s Bay Company”

Dr. Tolly Bradford
Research Associate, History Department, University of Manitoba

“Christianity and the making of communities in Red River”

Dr. Sherry Farrell-Racette
Women’s Studies and Native Studies, University of Manitoba

“They are the richest ones in the colony”: Metis dress and performative visual  culture in early Red River”

Dr. Brenda MacDougall
Geography Department, University of Ottawa

“From Saint Francois-Xavier to the plains: How Metis buffalo hunters shaped Metis culture”

Lyle Dick
Parks Canada & President, Canadian Historical Association

“Red River’s vernacular historians”

Organizing Committee: Gerry Friesen (Professor of History, University of Manitoba), Adele Perry (Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair in Western Canadian Social History, University of Manitoba), Robert Coutts (historian, Parks Canada), Harry Duckworth (Past-President, MHS), Gordon Goldsborough (historian, MHS).

See also:

Manitoba Historical Society Exhibit: “The Early Years of the Selkirk Settlement”

Page revised: 9 May 2012

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