Re: The Random Thread
I like a bit of history, this is what I know of it...
The Hudson Bay Company (HBC) agreed to sell much of its northwest territory to the Canadian government for a price of $1.5 million. The HBC managed to retain 45 000 acres of land.
The official date of the land transfer was to be December 1, 1869. At this time, the population of this region, called Rupertsland, consisted primarily of Métis. Out of a total population of 12 000:
10 000 Metis
Some welcomed the transfer. A group within the English minority called themselves the Canadian Party. They