By Myrna Kostash,Heather Devine
Finalist for the Wildrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction on the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards!
The lengthy contention among the Hudson's Bay corporation and the North West corporation for keep watch over of the fur exchange in Canada's northwest got here to an explosive climax on June nineteenth, 1816, on the so-called conflict of 7 Oaks. Armed buffalo hunters – Indigenous allies of the Nor-Westers – faced armed colonists of the HBC's Selkirk payment close to the forks of the Assiniboine and crimson Rivers in state-of-the-art Winnipeg. This "battle" could turn out to be a formative occasion for Métis self-determination in addition to laying down a legacy for settlers to come.
The Seven Oaks Reader bargains a entire retelling of 1 of Canada’s best ancient sessions, the Fur exchange Wars. As within the better half quantity, The Frog Lake Reader, Kostash contains interval money owed and journals, histories, memoirs, songs and fictional retellings, from a variety of resources, supplying readers an interesting and fascinating long ago into still-controversial historic events.