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  • Ruperts Land

    Ruperts Land
    In 1670, the British Crown granted a large area of land called Rupert's land. Rupert's Land, or Prince Rupert's Land, was a territory in British North America, consisting mostly of the Hudson Bay drainage basin that was nominally owned by the Hudson's Bay Company for 200 years from 1670 to 1870, although numerous aboriginal groups lived in the same territory and disputed the sovereignty of the area. The area once known as Rupert's Land is now mainly a part of Canada.
  • Conflict at Red River

    Conflict at Red River
    The area known today as Manitoba had a formal immigrantion progam early in the ninnettenth century. In 1811a scottish nobleman, Thomas douglas, the Earl of Selkirk, purchased land in southern Manitoba from the Hudson's Bay Company. Selkrik wanted to create a nerw colony. In 1812, he brought his first group of Scottish settlers to North Amercia.
  • Selkirk

    Selkirk was wanted to creat a new colony. In 1812 he brought this first group of scottish settlers to North America.
  • Pemmican

    In 1814, the colony's governor banned the export of the pemmican. He wanted to be sure his settlers would have enough to eat. This angered the Metis, who depened on th pemmican trade. A few conflicts occurred between the Metis and settlers.
  • Cuthbert Grant

    Cuthbert Grant
    By the time 1816 came around tensions in the colony were high. June 19, a group of Metis people led by Cuthbert Grant encountered the colony's new governor,Robert Semple, and his me.
  • Selkirk arrived home

    Selkirk arrived home
    In the 1817, selkirk arrived with more settlers. However, the settlememts continued to face battles, tiu stime from the natural world. Frost, grasshopers, and a major flood wiped out the crops and settlemets in the years that followed.
  • HBC and NCW

    HBC and NCW
    In 1821, the HBC and NWC merged. The rivarly that had stirred up conflit was now offically over. In the years of peace that followed, the Meites population grew rapidly.
  • The Buffalo Economy

    The Buffalo Economy
    In the bginning of the 1830's, traditional first nations and Metis life on the prairies began to change. Some slaughtered buffalo for sports.
  • British Columbia

    British Columbia
    Vancouver Island and the surrounding Island in the golf of Georgia became a British colony in 1849.
  • Deline of the way of life

    Deline of the way of life
    By the 1850's, First Nations and Metis people were under pressure. Their main economic livelihood was quickly disappearing.
  • Gold

    In 1851, New Caledoina had a poplation of about 55 000 people. The land was occupied by many First Nations, along with a few non-aboriginal fur trappers and trades.
  • The Douglas Treaties

    The Douglas Treaties
    Between 1850 and 1854, Douglas negotiated fourteen treaties with the first Nations.The Douglas Treaties, also known as the Vancouver Island Treaties or the Fort Victoria Treaties, were a series of treaties signed between certain indigenous groups on Vancouver Island and the Colony of Vancouver Island.
  • Red River

    Red River
    In 1856, Red river seemed completely isolated from other settles on the contient.
  • Railway System

    Railway System
    By 1858, the United States railway system reached St.Paul, Minnesota. Carts from Red river already travelled regulary to St. Paul.
  • Colony Stauts

    Colony Stauts
    In 1858, Brittian ended HBC control over the area and established British Columiba as a colony. The crown's fears of losing the region to the Americans.
  • First Nations

    First Nations
    The discovery of gold immediately affected the first Nations.
  • The Goldfields

    The Goldfields
    A few gold seekers came over the mountains the so called overlands.
    One overlander was Cathine O'Hare Schubert, who came west to seek gold with her husband.
  • Cariboo Gold Rush

    Cariboo Gold Rush
    During the Fraser gold river gold rush, miners worked rivers and streams up to Liooet area. Later gold discoveries in the Cariboo District brought miners farther north and east.
  • Immigration

    Most gold seekers arrived in Victoria by boat. Victoria's popluatoion soared from ground 500 people before the gold rush to between 10 00 and 20 00 people in less than a year. People lived intents untill they could get thier mining permint and move to the miainland. Miners came from England, Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Austrailla, and China.
  • colonial Status

    colonial Status
    In 1866, British Columbia was mergged with vancouver island into one colony. The Colony of Vancouver Island (officially known as the Island of Vancouver and its Dependencies), was a crown colony of British North America from 1848 to 1866, after which it was united with the mainland to form the Colony of British Columbia. The united colony joined the Dominion of Canada through Confederation in 1871. The colony comprised Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands of the Strait of Georgia.
  • Colonial status

    Colonial status
    The British Columbia was merged with Vancouver Island into one colony.
  • Effects the gold rush

    Effects the gold rush
    The gold rush lasted 7 years. But, it changed British Columbia's history forever. The population grew fast.