Canadian History Dictionary Columbia River
Rises in Upper Columbia Lake, lat. 50 deg. 10', long.
Carte D'amerique Divisee En Ses Principaux Pays Par M L'abbe
Clouet, de l'Academie Royal de Rouen. Illustrated, 1782. Print ...
Chauvin Pierre Sieur De Tonnetuit
A Huguenot, born at Dieppe.
Appointed captain of the garrison ...
Inspector-general, 1845-1848, and again, 1854-1858.
By the Act...
Brougham Henry Peter Baron 1778-1868 Born In Scotland Educated
at Edinburgh University. Secretary to Lord Rosslyn and Lord St....
Built by Selkirk settlers, from Baldoon to Chatham on
Hearne Samuel 1745-1792 Came To Fort Prince Of Wales On The
Hudson's Bay Company's ship Prince Rupert. Under instructions f...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Lieutenant-governor of Detroit, 1...
Plan of Fort St. John on the river Chambly, Quebec, May 7,
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Repulse of British forces at, 18-...
Richardson James 1791-1875 Entered The Provincial Marine 1809
and served through the War of 1812. Entered the ministry of the...
Ryerson John 1800-1878 Born In Norfolk Ontario Educated At The
public schools. In 1818 became a Wesleyan preacher, and active ...
The first chief-justice of the province of Quebec.
(Lord Dorchester era) Of Montreal, his disaffection, 79; comman...
Andros Sir Edmund 1637-1713 Appointed Governor Of New York 1674
governor of all the New England colonies, 1685. Recalled on acc...
(Bishop Laval era) In siege of Quebec, 230. (Count Frontenac er...
Mornay Louis-francois Duplessis De
Bishop of Quebec, 1727-1733.
Consecrated at Paris, 1714, as co...
Thurlow Edward Baron 1731-1806 Born In Norfolk England Entered
Parliament for Tamworth, 1768. In 1770 appointed solicitor-gene...
Fitzgibbon James 1780-1863 Born In Ireland Joined The Tarbert
Fencibles, 1798; served in Holland the following year, and in 1...
At mouth of Kaministiquia River, Lake Superior. =Index=:
Hudson's Bay Company
Organized by a number of English gentlemen, who
sent out a trading expedition to Hudson Bay, in the Nonsuch, in 1668.
This initial venture proved so successful that two other ships were sent
out in 1670; and the same year King Charles granted a charter
incorporating them as "The Governor and Company of Adventurers of
England trading into Hudson's Bay." For many years the operations of the
Company were confined to the shores of Hudson Bay, but the pressure of
competition eventually forced them inland, and at the height of their
power they had established trading-posts from Labrador to the Pacific,
and from California almost to the Arctic. In 1821, the rival North West
Company (q.v.) was absorbed; and in 1869 the company surrendered to
Canada its territorial rights in British North America. =Index=: (Count Frontenac era)
203; trading done and posts established by, 204; redress claimed by, for
losses inflicted by the French, 343. (Lord Dorchester era) Its territory not included in
Canada, 7. (George Brown Era) Deputation of Red River settlers sent to England to
complain of misgovernment by, 212; Gladstone admits charter of Company
not valid, 212; Globe on company's misgovernment of North-West
Territories, 213-214; attacked in series of letters in the Globe,
signed "Huron," 215-216; Toronto Board of Trade on, 216; George Brown
on, 219; Canada takes over North-West Territories, and compensates
Company therefor, 220-221. (Mackenzie / Selkirk / Simpson era) Early policy of, 1; attitude of natives
to, 2; opposition of Montreal traders (afterwards North West Company),
2, 3; sends Hearne inland, 3; averse to conflict with North West
Company, 5; builds posts in Assiniboine and Red River country, 5, 6;
absorbs North West Company, 8; policy towards natives, 51; sends George
Clarke to explore, 56; his incompetence, 56; then sends Philip Turner,
1791, 56; legal basis of its title, 143-145; Selkirk purchases tract of
land in Red River valley, 146; Parliamentary Report of 1857, 212; union
of the Companies, 213-214; takes over management of Selkirk colony, 222;
establishes Council of Assiniboia, 223; notable leaders after the union
of the Companies, 220-223; its influence on side of government, in
Rebellion of 1837, 242; its license to trade renewed, 271; the Report of
1857, 271; opposition to further renewal, 271; evidence taken by
committee, 272-278; committee's report, 279; defended by Sir George
Simpson before Parliamentary committee, 272-278. (Sir James Douglas era) Influence upon
development of Pacific coast, 4; operations typical of British colonial
policy, 11; established in the interior, 12; conserves British interests
in Western America, 17, 18; charged with neglecting to search for route
to Pacific, 51; absorbs North West Company, 1821, 73, 93; birth of, 73;
provisions of its charter, 73-74; its trade and explorations, 74; its
organization, 75-76; its Western department, 76-77; trade routes, 77-78;
its farms on Puget Sound, etc., 78; grist mills and other enterprises,
78; supplies Russians with flour, etc., 78; opens coal mines on
Vancouver Island, 78; influence of these industries on settlement, 79;
treatment of Indians, 79-81; trading-posts, 82; brigades and "York
boats," 82; famous officers of, 83-86; ambitious designs on Pacific
coast and beyond, 114; attempt to establish post on Stikine River,
119-120; permission obtained from Russians to build post on Taku River,
121; operations on Liard and Yukon, 123-125; invades California before
1830, 126; builds post at junction of Sacramento and Jesus Maria rivers,
126; establishes post on San Francisco Bay, 127; sells post and retires
from San Francisco Bay, 127; meets competition of American traders and
companies, 134-136; attitude towards Oregon settlers, 143-144; license
to trade of 1821 renewed in 1838, 191; its provisions, 192; acquires
Vancouver Island, 194; attitude towards settlement there, 194-195;
quarrels with settlers, 198-199; Report of Committee, 1857, 201-202;
license to trade in British Columbia revoked, 1858, 229; relations
towards British Columbia government, 1858, 233-234; Douglas's relation
towards, 263; defends its policy, 264-265; officers of Company at
Victoria, 265; influence with natives, 266-267; builds first Protestant
church at Victoria, 1855, 269. (Sir Georges E. Cartier era) Cartier and MacDougall sent to
England by Canadian government in 1869 to negotiate purchase of
Company's territories in North-West, 68; Company asks exorbitant price,
68; persuaded by Lord Grey to accept L300,000, 68. (General Brock era) Its voyageurs
assist in capture of Michilimackinac, 210. (Sir John A Macdonald era) Its claims investigated,
83; terms upon which it agreed to transfer to the crown its rights to
North-West Territories, 156; protest against unauthorized proceedings in
Red River Settlement, 157. See North-West Company; X Y Company; Fur
Trade; Selkirk. =Bib.=: Bryce, Hudson's Bay Company; Willson, Great
Company; Laut, Conquest of the Great North-West; Burpee, Search for
the Western Sea; Bryce, Romantic History of Lord Selkirk's Colonists;
Ross, Red River Settlement; Hargrave, Red River; Begg, History of
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