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Riel House National Historic Site of Canada: Historic Themes

Type: Document

Louis Riel was born in Saint Boniface in 1844 and was educated in Montréal. When he returned to the Red River Settlement in 1868, he found the community anxious and divided over its political future.

Site: Parks Canada

Riel House National Historic Site of Canada: The Métis

Type: Document

The term Métis, like the 'mestizo', has its origins in the Latin word 'mixticius' which means a person of mixed racial ancestry. Métis, however, describes more than race-it refers to a culture and a nation that played a significant role in the history of the Canadian West and is now a proud part of the Canadian mosaic.

Site: Parks Canada

Riel House National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

This national historic site of Canada has close ties with Métis leader and a founder of Manitoba, Louis Riel. Occupying river lot 51 along the Red River, Riel House National Historic Site was Riel's family home, where his descendants continued to live until 1969.

Site: Parks Canada

Canada and the First World War - War Diaries - Evolution of the Canadian Corps

Type: Document

Provides resources for information not available through the War Diaries collection. Includes information on the Newfoundland Regiment at the Somme, origins of battle names, copyright guidelines for documents in the War Diaries, and a useful glossary of terms and abbreviations appearing in the diaries.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Officer cadet, Royal Military College of Canada, 1954

Type: Image

Except for a few details, the full dress uniform of officer cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario, remained essentially the same since the college was founded in 1874. As shown in this 1954 photo, only the shakos and pith helmets worn on parade by first-class officer-cadets disappeared, replaced by pill-box caps. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-2049)

Site: National Defence

Hector Pellerin - Singer, Pianist, Actor (1887 - 1953) - WW1 Era Musicians

Type: DocumentSoundImage

Hector Pellerin had a large following in French-speaking parts of Canada and the United States. He recorded primarily between 1916 and 1928 and was well known for his frequent appearances in French operettas, plays, and cabarets.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Looking Back - Native Soldiers

Type: Document

Several short and moving accounts of Native Canadian war experiences are found on this web page.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Runner: Tom Longboat

Type: Document

In 1916, Tom Longboat enlisted as a dispatch courier with the 107th Pioneer Battalion in France, to run messages and orders between units.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Pierre Aurèle Asselin - Biography - WW1 Era Musicians

Type: DocumentSoundImage

Pierre-Aurèle Asselin, born in Sainte-Famille on l'Île d'Orléans near Québec City, became a predominant Canadian Opera singer in the 1920's. He specialized in recording arias from French operas, songs from operettas, and classics. Includes recordings of some of his works.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Map of the Military Districts of Canada, circa 1910

Type: Image

The Canadian ministry of Militia and Defence was established in 1868. The country was originally divided by the ministry into nine Military Districts. Additional districts were added later on.

Site: National Defence