A Brief History Of The Development Of Manitoba

Timeline created by bmacm
In History
  • Jan 1, 1100

    First Indications of Agriculture

    First Indications of Agriculture
    Native Manitobans seeded corn along the banks of the Red River, north of Winnipeg.
  • Jan 1, 1500

    Climate Change

    Changing climate hampers growth of native corn varieties. Natives gradually return to hunting, fishing, and trapping.
  • First European Arrival

    Captain Thomas Button winters 2 ships at Port Nelson, near the mouths of the Nelson and Hayes Rivers
  • Hudsons Bay Company

    Hudsons Bay Company
    King Charles II of England grants sovereignty over large part of continent to "the governor and C. of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudsons Bay' or the Hudsons Bay Company
  • Churchill

    Construction of Fort Churchill by HBC.
  • Lord Selkirk

    Lord Selkirk establishes first agricultural settlement.
  • Seven Oaks Conflict

    Seven Oaks
    Governor Robert Semple and 19 colonists were killed in battle with Metis at Seven Oaks. Dispute over changing lifestyles along the Red River.
  • Lower Fort Garry

    Lower Fort Garry
    Lower Fort Garry trading post created.
  • Louis Riel

    Louis Riel
    HBC gives up Western Canadian territory to Canadian Government for $300,000. Lack of consideration to Metis leads to establishment of provisional government.
  • Manitoba Joins Confederation

    Manitoba and NWT join Confederation; the fifth province to do so.
  • Boundaries Set

    Boundaries Set