The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney

The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney

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The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney is a biography of a man who played a key role in the events which marked the political, social, and economic transformation of western Canada in the latter half of the nineteenth century. An immigrant adventurer seeking his fortune in the colonies, Dewdney was embroiled in the gold rushes of the 1860s, the B.C. debates on Confederation, the Riel Rebellion of 1885, political evolution in the North-West Territories, and the Klondike gold rush. In following his exploits, we follow the story of a region experiencing breathtaking change.As the word aquot;industrialaquot; implied, the schools provided a mixture of academic and manual learning. ... operating the industrial schools in the Prairies. ... for 1883-4 allocated $44, 000 for three industrial schools: at Qua#39;Appelle and High River under Roman Catholic management and at Battleford under the Anglican Church .

Title:The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney
Author: Brian Titley
Publisher:UBC Press - 2011-11-01

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