Saskatchewan History -
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The first week of February is Archives week. In Celebration of this week, the provincial archives is hosts a number of events. In honour of Archives week, Historical photo blog and Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists - (SCAA)- Why an archives week? SCAA- Public Awareness - the previous year's Archive Week and plans for next year.
The SCAA archive week.
Saskatchewan archive week on facebook
Saskatchewan Celebrates Archival Treasures Archives week in February
Museums Association of Saskatchewan - Museum Events,
Archives week will be followed by Heritage week, the second week of February
Present-day Saskatchewan named Rupert's Land
Many of the early settlers in the 1800's came as traders or hunters. The North West Company was of French-Canadian extraction and traders arrived out west in Saskatchewan from EasternCanada via inland routes. The British (in 1670) had given Rupert's Land to the Hudson Bay Company whichgave the company dominion over lands where there was water passageway from the Hudson Bay. These traders arrived to the Saskatchewan area via Hudson Bay and then travelling westward. In 1774the first inland trading post (Cumberland House) was built in Saskatchewan. At this time northern Saskatchewan was settled as southern Saskatchewan had experienced drought like conditions duringearly explorer expeditions, and was considered a part of the US desert. This area is north of the tree line in the geo-physical shield area.
Saskatchewan part of the North West Territories
Canada became a nation in 1867. Saskatchewan didn't become a province of Canada until 1905, before this it was a part of the NorthWest Territories. The first Capital of the North West Territories was Fort Garry, Manitoba (1870 - 1876), followed by Fort Livingstone, Northwest Territories (1876 - 1877). The nearest community to Fort Livingstone is Pelly, Saskatchewan, and is also named Fort Pelly or Swan River. The next capital of the Northwest Territories wasFort Battleford, (1877 - 1883).The North West Territories was divided into provisional territories on May 8, 1882. The south provisional district was named Assiniboia (currently south Saskatchewan),The provisional district in central present-day Saskatchewan was named Saskatchewan andAthabaska was the provisional district of the North West Territories for the northern portionof present day Saskatchewan. Maps
Saskatchewan becoming a province of Canada.
In the late 1800's and early 1900's the railway and the Dominion Government of Canada wanted more settlers out west to unite Upper and Lower Canada -the eastern provinces of Canada with British Columbia. The rail lines didn't want to lay track over land with no settlement as it wasn'teconomically feasible. The demand for furs declined, the buffalo population declined, Saskatchewanstarted noticing the agricultural land capabilities in the middle and southern portions of the province, the drought was over. The population in Saskatchewan evolved from a trapping community a farming community. Settlement, towns and rail lines developed the plains, or prairies, south of the tree line. The site of Pile O' Bones or was chosen as the capital of the North West Territories in August 23, 1882, 1883. Regina remained the capital city of the province of Saskatchewan, the area now known as Saskatchewan joined Canada on September 1,1905.Immigrants were attracted to Saskatchewan by the Homestead Act which granted a quarter section or 160 acres to homesteaders if they could 'prove' the land in three years. The immigration pattern resulted in ethnic bloc settlements which are seen on these maps in the Atlas of Saskatchewan. This has been a short history of Saskatchewan, for a longer Saskatchewan Historical Timeline
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Saskatchewan History - Timelines
Alexander Henry the Younger fonds : H-1955 at Canada Library and Archives LAC
From wikipedia; "Alexander Henry 'The Younger' (1765-22 May 1814), was an early Canadian fur trader, explorer and diarist. From 1799 until his premature death in 1814 he kept an extensive diary which is the most complete record ever printed of the daily life of a fur trader in the north. These journals cover everything that happened to him in a most matter-of-fact manner and have yielded much material for historians and other researchers of that time period in North American history. In 1792, with his well-known uncle of the same name, Henry became a partner in the North West Company and he was later a wintering partner of the XY Company and the Pacific Fur Company. His diaries record his travels from Lake Superior to the Pacific Ocean. In Canada, he travelled through Ontario, Manitoba, Assiniboia, Keewatin, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. "
CBC.ca Saskatchewan Centennial - Saskatchewan's story Timeline
Charles Napier Bell Fonds H1016 326 pages scanned by Canadiana.org from Canadian National Library and Archives. Bell went on the Wolseley Expeidtion to explore along the Saskatchewan River, reporting on wild game and bison while out west.
Civilization.ca Acres of Dreams: Canadian Prairie Timeline
Evolution of Education in Saskatchewan, One Room School House.
Saskatchewan One Room School House Project
Genealogy Time line - prepared by David Pickering.
RCMP Centennial Museum - RCMP Historical Timeline
Saskatchewan History Centennial Timeline 1905-2005:
Saskatoon Public School Divsion Online Learning Centre
Saskatchewan Historical Timeline
Saskatchewan Gen Web
Saskatchewan History Centennial Timeline Booklet
Timeline and Maps- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
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Saskatchewan History - Museums, Provincial History
Atlas of Saskatchewan 1969 and 1999 edition Maps--Ethnic Bloc Settlements Map and provincial boundary evolution
The Beaver Exploring Canadian History
Canada's Digital Collections - online
Canadian Genealogy and History Links - Saskatchewan
Canadian Genealogy Centre - Ethnic Graoups
Canadian Heritage Information Network CHIN
Canadian History Web Sources
Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation Home Page
Canada's National History Society
The Canadian Prairies
Canadian Prairie Summer Georgina Binnie-Clark
Canadian Provinces and Territories - Saskatchewan History--Government of Canada
Canadian War Museum
Celebrating Saskatchewan's Heritage
CHIN Site Index--Canadian Heritage Information Network--A Comprehensive listing of Canadian Heritage and Museum sites
Climate and Population Change in the Prairie Provnces
Danish Emigration Archives
Department of History UofS
Early Canadiana Online
CanPix Image Base Canadian People, Places, Events or Culture
Federation of East European Family History Societies Ethnic, Religious and National Index of Home Pages and FEEFHS Resource Guide Listings Canada Based
Follow the Trails of 1885 Geo Quest Hop in your vehicle, and geo-cache!
Further papers relative to the exploration by the expedition under Captain Palliser in that portion of British North America...Palliser, John 1860
Genealogy Resources on the Internet - How to Search for Ancestors in the Old Country
Handbooks for Foreign Genealogical Research
Heritage- Building a Nation: Immigration, Confederation, the Canadian Pacific Railway, the Treaties, and the Wars--Heritage Quiz - Western Development Museum
Heritage links - Following Historic Trails
Héritage Portal Stanier family fonds 1 digitized microfilm reels
"The Stanier family emigrated from England to Cannington Manor, originally in the Northwest Territories but which is now in the area of southeastern Saskatchewan. Cannington Manor is a historic site.... "
Héritage Portal John Charles Dent fonds 5 digitized microfilm reels
"John Charles Dent (1841 - 1888) was a lawyer, journalist, author, and historian. ...he was hired as an editor in 1876 at the Toronto Evening Telegram and joined the staff of the Globe the following year. He began also writing about history, and, in 1880 and 1881, he published four volumes of “The Canadian Portrait Gallery”, which contained biographical sketches of 204 leading figures in Canadian history..." Ontario and Manitoba
Héritage Portal George Johnson fonds 1 digitized microfilm reels
"George Johnson (1837-1911) was a journalist, statistician and public servant...The collection also features miscellaneous clippings and pamphlets pertaining to agriculture emigration to the United States, Canadian history, Irish nationalists, literature, politics, public health and religion, and correspondence and clippings relating to George Johnson's publications."
Héritage Portal Frank Hawkins Underhill : General correspondence 1 digitized microfilm reels
"Frank Hawkins Underhill (1889 - 1971) was a journalist, essayist, historian, social critic and political thinker. He taught history at the University of Saskatchewan from 1914 to 1927 (with an interruption during World War One where he served as an officer on the Western Front for the British)... "
History by the Minute - Historica Minutes
A history of the Canadian west to 1870-71 Morton, Arthur S. 1973
History 30 Activity Guide - External Forces and Domestic Realities - Co-operative Organizations In Saskatchewan
History of International Migration Site The Migration to North America
History Quiz Show, DEP'T OF HISTORY U OF S
Immigration - Melting Pot or Mosaic?
Immigrants and Settlers
Introduction to Folk-life Resources in Canada
Letters from Cannington Manor - Backstairs Gossip from Saskatchewan 1892 - 1893 submitted by John Palmer.
Life as a Factor in the Early Fur Trade
Life as a student 100 years ago
Living Skies 2014 Geocaching MEGA Event - Saskatoon And Area Geo-caching events.
Looking At The Past. Diaries and Accounts from the 1900's
Many Faces of a Province: Or, Yes, Virginia, We Do Have Some History
Merle Massie - A place in history The 100 Mile History Diet: Pursuing Local, Community, and Provincial History - “When You’re Not from the Prairie: Place History in the Forest Fringe of Saskatchewan”
Millions of Archival Newspaper Pages Set to Go Online
Multicultural History Society of Canada
Museum Association of Saskatchewan
*-- LIST OF MUSEUMS IN SASKATCHEWAN
*-- FIND A MUSEUM
Museums of Northeast Saskatchewan
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online - Title: Footprints in time : a source book in the history of SaskatchewanAuthor: Archer, John Hall , Koester, Charles Beverly
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online - The Prairie Provinces: a short history of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and AlbertaDuncan, David M.,
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online - The prairie provinces : a short history of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and AlbertaDuncan, D. M.
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online - Saskatchewan : a historyArcher, John H., Saskatchewan Archives Board, Paul
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online -The Saskatchewan country of the North-West of the Dominion of Canada [microform] : presented to the world as a new and inviting field of enterprise for the emigrant and capitalist : its comparison as such with the western states and territories of AmericaSpence, Thomas
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online -Title: The story of Saskachewan and its people. Volume 1Author: Hawkes, John
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online -Title: The story of Saskatchewan and its people. Volume 2Author: Hawkes, John
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online -Title: The story of Saskatchewan and its people. Volume 3Author: Hawkes, John
Our Roots, Canada's Local Histories Online -West of yesterday Shepherd, George 1965
Peel's Prairie Provinces
The PICTURE GALLERY of CANADIAN HISTORY VOL 2 1765 TO 1830: Saskatchewan Pictures.
Prairie Gold Sports Heroes from Saskatchewan
Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker, 1957-1963 / Premier ministre John George Diefenbaker,...[In 1903, when John Diefenbaker was eight years old, the family moved to the North-West Territories where his father taught school at Tiefengrund One Room Schoolhouse near Fort Carlton, John Diefenbaker remained in Saskatchewan taking up schooling, becoming a lawyer, and entering politics.
Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Saskatchewan Agricultural Hall of Fame Salute to Saskatchewan Agricultural Farm Leaders
Saskatchewan And Its People By John Hawkes Volumes I, II, III
Saskatchewan Archives | Family History Research | Museums
Saskatchewan Archives Board - Photo Blog
--, help Saskatchewan Archives identify some fascinating historic photographs
The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) History
Saskatchewan - History - To 1905
Saskatchewan History Online SHO University Library University of Saskatchewan Collection of digtised images from galleries, libraries, archives, museums
SASKATCHEWAN MULTIS E GENTIBUS VIRES (from many peoples strength)
Saskatchewan News Index
Saskatoon Heritage Society
Sask Genealogical Society Special Library Collections Western Canada
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Saskatchewan Top 100 Stories
Significant Treasures - Saskatchewan- Canadian Heritage
Sir Clifford Sifton - Canadian immigration policy
Stanier Family fonds 451 pages scanned by Canadiana.org from the Canadian National Library and Archives microfilm H1229. The digitization includes Stanier family correspondence, 1885-1953 concerning Cannington Manor in Saskatchewan
The Canoe: Portraits of the Great Fur Trade Canoes
Tracing Immigrant Origins
Virtual Exhibits and Digital Projects (Many links to historical online displays around Saskatchewan) Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists (SCAA)
Western Development Museum The Saskatchewan Story - Winning the Prairie Gamble Biographies
Wheat and Woman- Georgina Binnie-Clark
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