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Taming The West


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About the expansion of Canada, and Confederation. includes Purchase of Ruperts Land, Creation of Manitoba and British Columbia.

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Taming The West

  1. 1. TAMING THE WEST <br />By: jy019<br />
  2. 2. French and English made minority rights<br />Native rights were established without native input<br />Unfair rights, natives thought that gave more than they received<br />Confederation Backdrop<br />
  3. 3. Inventions : steamship lines, railways, telegraph, telephone <br />Education: universal, compulsory, in Ontario <br />Work : primary industries; farming , forestry, fishing, mining <br />Leisure : ice skating, tobogganing, sleigh rides, picnic, games; croquet<br />Life in Canada<br />
  4. 4. Native way of living<br />Red River Metis lived here<br />Rupert’s Land <br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>Good available farmland
  6. 6. MacDonald's “Sea to Sea” Dream; a inter-colonial railway
  7. 7. Possibility of American annex</li></ul>Canada’s Interest in Rupert’s Land <br />
  8. 8. Canada bought Rupert’s Land for 1.5 million<br />1868 Britain approved of the terms of sale<br />Official transfer on December 1, 1869<br />To be re-named North-West Territories<br />Did you know HBC was discussing the sale of Rupert's Land to USA for big bucks but the Britain refused and forced the sale to Canada? They sold it because they were losing revenue.<br /> The Purchasing of Rupert's land <br />
  9. 9. Canadian surveyed land before transfer date (December 1, 1869) ; this angered Metis<br /> Metis rejected them and confiscated their materials <br />The surveyors gave up and left <br />McDougall was appoint responsibility ;Lieutenant- Governor of the West; responsible of surveyors<br />Red River Resistance <br />William McDougall<br />
  10. 10. Leading the Metis of the Red River: Louis Riel<br />Well educated; studied for priesthood, persuasive speaker ,able to speak both French and English <br />Set up Le Comité National de Métis; to determine future of the Métis <br />Louis Riel; Rebellions of the New World <br />
  11. 11. November 2, 1869 McDougall’s way blocked by 14 armed Métis; in a attempt to enter their settlement<br />Métis, took over Upper Fort Gary without firing a shot, for at least six months; able to negotiate in a good position<br />Taking Action <br />
  12. 12. Riel, met with 12 English and French rep. <br />Temporary government set <br />Canadian government wanted control to move to European English speakers<br />In force, Riel took over a store and put local shoppers and angered bystanders in to the cells of Fort Garry<br />Canadian Government pressured to give Metis a Bill of Rights<br />Justice at Price <br />
  13. 13. McDougall gave up, late 1968<br />With an English judge, an English salon keeper, and a French, Roman Catholic Priest set up an outdoor meeting in Fort Garry to decide to rights with a large group of Metis <br />The Metis Bill of Rights <br />
  14. 14. English and French settlers stormed to the West , in need of land <br />Free land with a 10 dollar admission fee<br />Chances of enterprise and large wheat and barley farms <br />Persuasive posters attracted settlers<br />Storming to the West<br />
  15. 15. POSTERS<br />
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  17. 17. Original to be left a territory , Manitoba’s surrounding area of the Red River formed into a province, 1870 by the persuasion of Father Noel Ritchot<br />Did you know it was known as the postage stamp province? Did you know Canada’s family day in Manitoba is known as Louis Riel Day?<br />Manitoba Act <br />
  18. 18. Riel’s, Metis firing squad shot English labor, Thomas Scott for his lack of respect and for trying to escape the cells of Fort Garry <br />Punishments to whom had any connection to the rebellions and murders<br />Riel was searched for but was not found, for he ran to the USA <br />Goose Chase after Riel <br />
  19. 19. NWT could not be settled upon, no surveys or road had been created<br />lawless of NWT<br />NWT had no government<br />First Nations were occupying wanted land<br />North-West Resistance took place<br />Issues in the NWT<br />
  20. 20. Gold mining, hunting, lumber , fishing and farming industry ran the colony<br />Economical fall after gold rush<br />1860s, heavily under debt, more import than amounts of exports<br />Considering joining either Canada or the Untied States <br />Colony of British Columbia<br />
  21. 21. Canada negotiated the following terms of Confederation with British Columbia<br /> - railway<br /> - pay colony’s debt<br /> - yearly grant of 80cents per person<br /> - control over crown lands <br />Joining Confederation<br />
  22. 22. The End of Part 1 of <br />TAMING THE WEST<br />