Coureur De Bois Name of Piece: Voyageur canoeArtist: Frances Anne Hopkins Date of Artwork: 1838 - 1919Source: Library and Archives CanadaDescription:Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a WaterfallHistorical Significance:Canoe Manned by Voyageurs Passing a Waterfall (Canada). Scene showing a large Hudson's Bay Company freight canoe passing a waterfall, presumably on the French River. The passengers in the canoe may be the artist and her husband, Edward Hopkins, secretary to the Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company.
Castor Gras Name of Piece: Fort Nez Perces Trading Artist: Joseph Drayton Date of Artwork: 1795-1856Source: Charles Wilkes's expeditionDescription: Fur trading at Fort Nez Percé in 1841Historical Significance: The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the sale of animal fur. Since the establishment of a world fur market in the early modern period, furs of boreal, polar and cold temperate mammal animals have been the most valued.
Aboriginal Roles Name of Piece: Battle of Fish CreekArtist: Curzon, Fred W.Date of Artwork: 1862-1890Source: Library and Archives CanadaDescription: The Battle of Fish Creek Historical Significance: The Battle of Fish Creek (also known as the Battle of Tourond's Coulée), fought April 24, 1885 at Fish Creek, Saskatchewan was a major Métis victory over the Canadian forces attempting to quell Louis Riel's North-West Rebellion. Curzon was a lithographic artist who had been part of a militia regiment since at least 1881. He was employed as a lithographer by Toronto Lith. Co. in 1885 when he travelled to the West.
Women’s Roles Name of Piece: No history for womanArtist: Sarah StrideDate of Artwork: 2014Source: Frustration Description: There is no image here because which represents the fact that no woman has been written in to our history of the fur trade.Historical Significance: This is a Historical shame because I'm sure woman were very active in the fur trade.
HBC Name of Piece: Indians at a Hudson Bay Company trading postArtist: UnknownDate of Artwork: 1800 Source: Hulton ArchiveDescription: Trading at a Hudson's Bay Company trading post.Historical Significance: Indians trade furs at a Hudson's Bay Company trading post in the 1800's. The success of the HBC business is because of the conurbations of the Indians.
NWC Name of Piece: Pembina Forts Artist: Rindisbacher, PeterDate of Artwork: 1806-1834Source: Public Domain Description: Fort Daer of the H.B.C. and across the Pembina River on the right old Fort Pembina built by the N.W.C.Historical Significance: View of the two Company Forts on the level prairie at Pembina on the Red River, and surprise by the savages at nightfall of May 25, 1822.
Causes and Consequences (Treaty of Rhyswick) Name of Piece: Frontenac receiving the envoy of Sir William Phipps demanding the surrender of QuebecArtist: Charles William JefferysDate of Artwork: 1690Source: Library and Archives Canada Description: Frontenac receiving the envoy of Sir William Phipps demanding the surrender of Quebec. Historical Significance: Cause: The war of King Williams was fought to block out Louis XVI’s ambitions to expand his overseas territory. Consequence: In the same war New Englander William Phips captured Acadia but failed to take back Quebec.
Causes and Consequences (Treaty of Utrecht) Name of Piece:QueenAnne Artist: John Closterman Date of Artwork:1702 Source: http://www.parliament.uk/actofunion/03_02_negotiations.html Description: Queen Anne was occupied with the conflict during her reign.Historical Significance: Causes: Queen Anne's War as the North American theater of the war of the Spanish Succession was known in the British Colonies was the second in a series of French and Indian Wars fought between France and England later Great Britain in North America for control of the continent. The war of the Spanish Succession was primarily fought in Europe. Consequences:The French did not fully comply with the commerce provisions of the Treaty of Utrecht. They attempted to prevent English trade with remote Indian tribes, and erected Fort Niagara in Iroquois territory.