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Subject > Wars, Battles and Conflicts > Canada, the nation, since 1867

Date > 1900 > 1920-1929

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

Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Remnants

Type: DocumentImage

Excerpt from an interview with Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on what remains standing after the horrors of war. The spirit of hope shows through in a painting entitled "Looking Outwards."

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada: Laurier and National Unity

Type: Document

One of the principal features of his vision was a strong sense of national unity. As a young man, he asserted that "The unity of the people is the secret of the future", ["L'union entre les peuples, le secret de l'avenir"] ...

Site: Parks Canada

Mary Riter Hamilton - Traces of War - Vestiges

Type: DocumentImage

Extract from a letter by Mary Riter Hamilton is accompanied here by paintings. Focuses on the landscapes of ravaged towns in France and Belgium after the First World War.

Site: Library and Archives Canada

Laurier House National Historic Site of Canada: William Lyon Mackenzie King -The Wartime Leader

Type: Document

At no time were King's leadership skills more apparent than when he faced the challenge of leading the country through the Second World War.

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

Further Reading - The Salvation Army

Type: Document

A bibliography of works written between 1920 and 1997 pertaining to the Salvation Army's work with the Canadian military.

Site: Canadian War Museum

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

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

Horror on the Battlefield - Ordeal by Fire - First World War

Type: Document

The First World War sees Canada make enormous contributions, with more than 600,000 Canadians serving in that conflict. A conscription crisis divides French and English Canadians, and Canada emerges as a stronger and more autonomous nation, with its own seat at the League of Nations. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation