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Stories tagged: Hudson's Bay Company

Daughters of Shining Star, Part 2

Jenna Chalifoux

Read Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1 In August  of 1782, Fort York was captured by the French. Edward Umphreville and…

Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1

Jenna Chalifoux

There are many notable women in Edmonton’s history books. The ‘Famous Five’ may come to mind straight away, in addition to…

François Lucier and the Fight Against Horse Thieves

Lauren Markewicz

Horses were a vital resource at Fort Edmonton and hundreds were kept by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in the…

Jemmy Jock Bird: Interpreter with an Independent Spirit

Lauren Markewicz

James Bird Jr. (1798-1892), also known as “Jemmy Jock Bird,” “Jimmy Joke Bird”, “Jamey Jock Bird,” and many variations in…

Edmonton Goes to the Dogs

Natalie Zacharewski

Edmonton loves their dogs. If you are one of the many that own or ‘parent’ these animals, I would hazard…