Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Canadian Prairies
The Creation of Manitoba
La Création du Manitoba
Angered that they had not been consulted about the transfer of the Hudson's Bay Company territories to Canada, the inhabitants of the Red River Settlement, led by Louis Riel, in 1869 proclaimed a Provisional Government which took control of the colony from William McTavish, the ailing governor of Assiniboia. They then began negotiations with Canada leading to the passage, on 12 May 1870, of the Manitoba Act, which embodied most of the Provisional Government's demands. This was confirmed by an Act of the British Parliament, and on 15 July 1870 Manitoba became Canada's fifth province.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 49° 53.341′ N, 97° 7.688′ W. Marker is in Winnipeg Touch for map. Marker is located on a walking path between Israel Asper Way and The Forks National Historic Amphitheatre. Marker is in this post office area: Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4Y3, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 26 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Forks of the Red and Assiniboine (here, next to this marker); The Path of Time (within shouting distance of this marker); The Five Saint Boniface Cathedrals (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Canadian Northern Railway Freight Lift Bridge, East Yard (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Twin Oaks (approx. 21.1 kilometers away); St. Andrew’s Rectory (approx. 22.5 kilometers away); St. Andrews Anglican Church (approx. 22.5 kilometers away); St. Andrews Caméré Curtain Dam (approx. 25.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnipeg.
Also see . . . Wikipedia - Manitoba. (Submitted on August 3, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Government • Political Subdivisions • Politics • Settlements & Settlers •
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