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Throwback Thursday - May 2, 2014

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Rest stop on the way to Pembina, North Dakota, 1858. / Manitoba Provincial Archives 30323

A group of Métis men from the Red River Colony (a territory in Manitoba centred at modern-day Winnipeg) stop for a rest during a journey to Pembina, North Dakota. Surrounding the men are several Red River Carts. These iconic vehicles were usually made entirely of wood, and made a loud squeaking noise as they rumbled across the prairies.

Credit: Manitoba Provincial Archives 30323

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Posted: 02/05/2014 7:30:00 AM by TANJA HUTTER | with 0 comments
Filed under: #ThrowbackThursday, aboriginal history, Métis, Red River carts, Red River Colony, transportation

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