Farmers Making Good (Parks and Heritage) by Lyle Dick

By Lyle Dick

During this newly revised version of the generally praised unique released in 1989, writer Lyle Dick revisits the Abernethy district of Saskatchewan and his microhistorical research of the improvement of this prairie neighborhood. among 1882 and 1920, settlers from Ontario demonstrated social and financial constructions at Abernethy, Saskatchewan. via advantage of labor, perseverance, and the severe good thing about having arrived first, they remodeled the Pheasant Plains right into a wealthy farming neighborhood. utilizing wide qualitative and quantitative resources, the ebook strains the area's political and monetary improvement, lifestyle, and social constitution and locations its background in the better context of prairie agricultural cost.

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A sound approach to the historical study of prairie agricultural communities would be to acknowledge that all major identified factors – political, institutional, economic, social, ideological, gender-related, and environmental – are relevant to the future practice of settlement history. Whatever rubric is pursued, future practitioners might well be obliged to demonstrate not only that a particular thesis is plausible but also the extent to which its supporting evidence and interpretive conclusions complement or refute alternative versions.

14 A reading of Morris’s correspondence with his Ottawa superiors and others reveals that the treaty signing was a well-orchestrated event. 15 The staged character of the event could not mask significant differences of opinion between the federal government and First Nations representatives as to the nature of the Treaty, what the government was actually offering, and what the First Nations were agreeing to. Under the written terms of Treaty No. 4, the Cree were to receive settlements in land, cash, assorted gifts, and agricultural and educational assistance.

Only two years later, however, the subcontractors brought suit against the GNWC Railway Company for non-payment.

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