It is the year 1869.
For 200 years, the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) has governed and controlled Rupert’s Land, which includes the Red River Settlement. The British Government recently agreed to transfer all HBC lands to the newly formed country of Canada. Canada is making plans to take possession.
There is unrest in the Red River Settlement. Fears are growing that a foreign, Canadian government won’t give original settlers a say in how their government is run, respect their land holdings or value them as citizens. Rumours are circulating that Canada is sending troops to the settlement to take it by force. There are no assurances from Ottawa.
It is a turbulent time in Manitoba’s history and many decisions need to be made.
Help the people of the Red River Settlement decide what they should do.