Earl of Selkirk's Settlement

Earl of Selkirk's Settlement : Upon the Red River in North America

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In 1811, on land he received as a grant from the Hudson Bay Company in what is now Manitoba, the Earl of Selkirk established the Red River Colony. The colony met with conflict from the very beginning and was dispersed in 1815. The following year Selkirk arrived from Scotland to supervise. Selkirk became embroiled in litigation with the North West Company and the Canadian government, Selkirk believing that the whole affair was a conspiracy against him and the Hudson Bay Company. He also believed the British government was trying to restrict emigration to Canada to support the economy. This book was published as evidence of Selkirk's thwarted intentions to create a land of opportunity and, further, to clear his good name.
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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 132.1 x 210.8 x 22.9mm | 385.56g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1557099723
  • 9781557099723