The Theme for the Fall 2021 Public History course required student groups to “bring a primary source to life.” The groups were tasked with selecting a primary source from the Frontier Life Database and creating a micro-history of it that explains important aspects of the Indigenous-Settler relationship from Western Canada. It was one of the more challenging themes we have attempted thus far, and I am proud of what the students have created.

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Submissions from 2021

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Louis Riel, the Northwest Metis Rebellion of 1885, Kevin Baumgartner and Marc Harquail

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Calgary Indian Missions Incoming Correspondence, Benjamin Berry-Wolfenden, Jessica Croke, and Delan Jeyasundrakumar

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The Relationship between Indigenous and European Settlers: Through William Parker's Journey, Andriy Bolshakov, Yixun Sun, and Zupu Chen

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Louis Riel and the Metis Rebellions, Hamzah Haider, Syed Zain Ahmad, and Kanita Phonthepsone

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An Exploration of the Colonial Perception of Indigenous Life, Madison Hewgill, Muneeb Abdul, Muhammad Mauthoor, and Anais Vivares Jessop

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Murder of Little Dog and His Son, Yahya Issa, James Illsey, Tyler Makris, and Xia Zhang

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On the North Trail, Francis Ocampo, Kadin Morin, and Syed Alyaan Ahmed

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When the West Was Young by John D. Higinbotham, Jason Shelton

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The Cypress Hills Massacre, Disha Yadav, Xiaowen Lian, and Mandeep Jaura