1885 / Fur Trade - 1970-1985. - Folder 1.

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Database ID28599
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionEdgar Mapletoft fonds
File/Item ReferenceF364-3-1885-F1 (Box 3)
Date of creation1970-1985
Physical description/extent1 folder; 2 cm of textual records
Number of images15
Historical noteEdgar Mapletoft was born October 7, 1920 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. His father, John, and uncle, Charlie, homesteaded in the Fort Pitt District, just north of Lloydminster, on the north side of the North Saskatchewan River in 1911. His parents, John & Martha Mapletoft, had one son, Edgar, and a daughter, Mary Margaret. Edgar grew up and remained in the Fort Pitt District all his life. He attended the School of Agriculture in Saskatoon and in 1941 received his Diploma. Edgar married Florence Patricia Chapman on July 2, 1942 and they raised three sons on the Little Pipestone Ranch just a couple miles from their childhood homes. He died on April 1, 2006.Edgar Mapletoft was also passionate about history of the region he lived, especially the Fort Pitt, Frenchman's Butte and Onion Lake areas, the First Nations, the Métis and the Northwest Rebellion. Edgar always had a strong interest in the native heritage, especially as it applied to the history of the Northwest. He tape-recorded interviews with elders on the reserve who were children at the time of the Northwest Rebellion. His involvement with the Onion Lake First Nation ultimately led to his becoming an Honorary Chief. Mr. Mapletoft also became involved with the Frenchman's Butte Museum; planning, fund-raising and publicizing it. His real passion was telling the story of the Northwest. He and his wife, Pat, looked after the Fort Pitt Historical Campground for several years. After Pat passed away, he continued for awhile and then became involved with farm vacations and providing historical tours. His fame grew and people came from all over the country for his personalized tour.
Scope and contentFile contains newspaper articles, journal articles, pamphlets, maps and booklets relating to the Northwest Resistance, focusing on the Fort Pitt-Frenchman's Butte-Frog Lake areas. Also contains Edgar Mapletoft's correspondence with various history groups, as well as handwritten notes.
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesArticles
Provenance Access PointMapletoft, Edgar, 1920-2006
Other notesFive items scanned from folder.
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesBig Bear, ca. 1828-1889 (Chief)
Cameron, William Bleasdell, 1862-1951 (Frog Lake witness)
Mapletoft, Edgar
Riel, Louis, 1844-1885
Fur Trade
Hudson's Bay Company
Hunting and Trapping
Law Enforcement -- NWMP
News and Reporting
Northwest Resistance
Date Range(s)1870-1879
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