On July 18, 1817, an historic treaty was signed between five chiefs and Lord Selkirk in the area that is now known as the Red River Valley of Manitoba. The Peguis Selkirk Treaty represented "peace, order and mutual cooperation". Peguis Selkirk 200 honours this Treaty and the Spirit of 1817.

Who was Chief Peguis?

One of five chiefs in the Red River Valley, Chief Peguis is a name familiar to this day to all people living in southern Manitoba.

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EVENTS: July 16-22

Join us at several events this summer relating The 1817 Peguis Selkirk Treaty, which represented peace, order and mutual cooperation.

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Who was Lord Selkirk?

Where was Lord Sekirk born and when did he come to this region? Who did he represent and what were his objectives in the Red River valley?

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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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Peguis: National Commemoration June 18

Details from the official invitation On behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Minister responsible for Parks Canada, and The Honourable MaryAnn Mihychuk, Member of Parliament for Kildonan-St. Paul and the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada invite you to the unveiling of a plaque commemorating the national historic significance of CHIEF PEGUIS The ceremony will take place

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