Rupert's Land


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Rupert's Land,

Canadian territory held (1670–1869) by the Hudson's Bay CompanyHudson's Bay Company,
corporation chartered (1670) by Charles II of England for the purpose of trade and settlement in the Hudson Bay region of North America and for exploration toward the discovery of the Northwest Passage to Asia.
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, named for Prince Rupert, first governor of the company. Under the charter granted (1670) to the company by Charles II, the region comprised the drainage basin of Hudson Bay. The area embraced what is today the provinces of Ontario and Quebec N of the Laurentians and W of Labrador; all of Manitoba; most of Saskatchewan; the southern half of Alberta; the eastern part of Nunavut Territory; and portions of Minnesota and North Dakota in the United States. In 1870 the Hudson's Bay Company transferred Rupert's Land to Canada for £300,000 but retained certain blocks of land for trading and other purposes.
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The court also found as a matter of historical fact that French was recognized and commonly used in Rupert's Land and the North-West Territories before those lands and territories were admitted into Canada.
He claims the entrenchment of French linguistics rights extended throughout the whole of Rupert's Land and the North-West Territories.
Based on a statement by George Cartier that French was an "official language" of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory, (8) Aunger assumes that French was a constitutionally guaranteed linguistic right, which could only be removed through a proper process of constitutional amendment.
They knew about the transfer of Rupert's Land to the Dominion of Canada, and that the Canadian government had sent troops to the Red River Settlement to intimidate the Metis to ensure the orderly transfer of jurisdiction.
By the end of the eighteenth century, a new generation of Metis and Countryborn women grew up in Rupert's Land and many European fur traders favoured these women as wives over fully First Nations women.
After a disappointingly brief introduction, this book examines the history of nature and weather study in Rupert's Land by looking at particular individuals who contributed to this study.
Part two recounts Hearne's life with the HBC and his years in Rupert's Land, including his three expeditions to locate an area that is said to contain vast amounts of copper (but does not).
The huge expanse of Rupert's Land has been transferred to Canadian possession.
She did grow up in the Orkney Islands and in 1806 she came to Rupert's Land disguised as a man to work for the Hudson's Bay Company.
Her subject is the people who worked under contract as long-term employees of the Hudson's Bay Company when it actively exploited the interior of Rupert's Land.
One wonders if it might have been like this 126 years ago when the Dominion Government purchased Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Company and set about to lay plans that would seal the fate of the fur trade and banish the Plains Indians forever from their ancestral hunting grounds.
4% of votes, Archbishop Gregory Kerr-Wilson, diocesan bishop of Calgary and metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of Rupert's Land, confirmed October 20.