The People

Featured Image: “Canadians and Bois Brules,” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 18, 104 (January 1859), 171, for an article entitled “People of the Red River.”



William Day (lithographer), Peter Rindisbacher (draughtsman), hand-coloured lithograph, “The Red Lake Chief, making a speech to the Governor of Red River at Fort Douglas in 1825,” (c. 1825). Source: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1989-484-1.

Ridisbacher Red Lake Chiefs


Hampden Clement Blamire Moody, sketch, “Winter Costume at Fort Garry,” (1847). Source: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1957-102-1:A.

winter costume 1847


“From the Region of Ice and Snow,” Stroudsburg PA Jeffersonian Republican (28 June 1849), 2.

region of ice


“The North-Western Indians,” New-York NY Daily Tribune (25 December 1850), 8.

north-wetern indians


“The Indians in Minnesota,” Washington DC Republic. (31 December 1850), 3.

Washington DC Republic. December 31, 1850


“Louis Riel,” Montreal QC Canadian Illustrated News 1, 11 (15 January 1870) 161 [cover page], for an article entitled “The Red River Difficulty. Louis Riel.”

Canadian Illustrated News


“The Selkirk Settlement,” Highland Weekly News (14 April 1870), 1.

Highland weekly news., April 14, 1870


Illustration, “The Canadian Half-Breed Trapper,” Appletons’ Journal: A Magazine of General Literature  5, 105 (1 April 1871), 377.

half trap


Cigarette card, “Louis Riel,” Highwaymen Series, Carreras Tobacco Company (1924), no. 13 of 25, distributed in Canada by the Rock City Tobacco Company of Quebec City. New York Public Library, George Arents Collection, Image ID no. 1632707.

riel cig card

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