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A history of relations between Selkirk settlers and Indigenous residents at Red River.

The Selkirk Settlement 1811-1821:  Maureen Matthews D. Phil. (Oxon) Curator of Cultural Anthropology The Manitoba Museum When Lord Selkirk initiated an agricultural colony at the forks of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers, he was responding to a world in transition.  Liberalism and industrialization challenged existing world views; the rise of the American and French republics

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