Qu"Appelle Trail - Paper. - n.d.

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Database ID25150
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionCanadiana Pamphlets Collection
File/Item ReferenceXLVIII-34b-QuAppelle (Box 47)
Date of creationn.d.
Physical description/extent1 document; 2 pages of textual records
Number of images2
Historical noteThe Wood Mountain-Fort Qu'Appelle Trail was a provisional supply route during the height of the fur trade. It was approximately 250 km in length and crossed vast expanses of southern prairie. From east to west it followed a general southwest direction from Fort Qu'Appelle, south of Regina, through the Dirt Hills ending in Wood Mountain. The trail functioned as an important provisional route supplying Hudson's Bay Company posts southwest of Fort Qu'Appelle. Lebret missionaries also used the trail extensively, as it was their only access to numerous Métis settlements. Chief Sitting Bull and his followers are reported to have used the trail when seeking refuge from American authorities in the late 19th century.
Scope and contentReport relating to the history of the Wood Mountain–Fort Qu'Appelle Trail, surveyed in 1883 and covered large areas of southern Saskatchewan. Author may be [A.S. Morton].
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Provenance Access PointUniversity of Saskatchewan Library. Canadiana Pamphlets Collection
Other notesItem from Special Collection Pamphlets file [Forts and trails.] Correspondence and clippings, 1949-1956.
Treaty boundariesTreaty 2
Treaty 4
Treaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesCotton, A.F.
SubjectEarly European Settlers
Law Enforcement -- NWMP
Wildlife - Buffalo
Date Range(s)1940-1949
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