Robert Coutts

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Robert Coutts
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A professional historian for over thirty years, he worked at Parks Canada until 2012. The Chief Editor of Manitoba History and Prairie History, he is also the author of the book The Road to the Rapids: Nineteenth-Century Church and Society at St. Andrew’s, Red River (2000) and co-author of Voices from Hudson Bay: Cree Stories from York Factory (1996). He has published in the areas of fur trade and Native history in journals in Canada, the United States, and Britain. He completed a doctorate in Canadian history at the University of Manitoba that was published as Authorized Heritage: Place, Memory, and Historic Sites in Prairie Canada (2021).

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Site Review: The Quarry Park at Stonewall, Manitoba
Manitoba History, Number 10, Autumn 1985

Review: Jennifer S. H. Brown and Robert Brightman, “The Orders of the Dreamed”: George Nelson on Cree and Northern Ojibwa Religion and Myth, 1823
Manitoba History, Number 19, Spring 1990

The Forks and the Battle of Seven Oaks in Manitoba History
Edited by Robert Coutts and Richard Stuart

Colonialist Enterprise: The Hudson’s Bay Company at the Forks, 1812-1883
The Forks and the Battle of Seven Oaks in Manitoba History

An Interview With World War I Veteran, Evan Wales Morgan
Manitoba History, Number 33, Spring 1997

Review: Frank Tough, “As Their Natural Resources Fail:” Native Peoples and the Economic History of Northern Manitoba, 1870-1930
Manitoba History, Number 35, Spring/Summer 1998

Manitoba History: Reflections on a Quarter Century
Manitoba History, Number 50, October 2005

The Art of W. J. Phillips
Manitoba History, Number 52, June 2006

Editorial: The Worst Canadian: When Popular History Turns Nasty
Manitoba History, Number 56, October 2007

Review: Deidre Simmons, Keepers of the Record: The History of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives
Manitoba History, Number 57, February 2008

Heritage and the Landscape of Memory: Commemorating the Fur Trade in Manitoba
Manitoba History, Number 81, Summer 2016

Introduction: Western Canada at War
Manitoba History, Number 82, Fall 2016

Introducing Prairie History, A New Journal for Western Canada
Manitoba History, Number 90, Fall 2019

Editorial: The Nonsuch Gallery as Symbol: Empire Building and the Colonialist Dialogue
Prairie History, Number 2, Summer 2020

Review: Harry W. Duckworth (editor), Friends, Foes, and Furs: George Nelson’s Lake Winnipeg Journals, 1804-1822, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019
Prairie History, Number 2, Summer 2020

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