In honor of the first treaty signed in Manitoba

The Seven Oaks House Museum hosted an event in horror of the first treaty signed in Manitoba.  (July 18, 1817).  Members of the Manitoba Living History group hosted a reenactment. My groups member, Lottie, is also a member of MLH and she was there in action! Front and back view of her ensemble.

There were some displays with my favorites being the spinning display…


…and the gun and military jackets.  This jacket is a replica of the one that would have been worn by Capt. Miles Macdonell, first governor of the Red River Settlement.


I loved the animal displays as well!  Who doesn’t!

There was a camp display.


There were some stunning representations of clothing and of key players of the time in the event.






Isn’t this cute!


The event featured a parade with a flag raising and an offering from the aboriginal members of the event.  I hope to get the videos playing upside up in my next post.

Then there was a reenactment of the treaty signing and gift exchange.



My understanding of this treaty was the original signers did a fairly good job of honoring it…but the next generation did not.  And Canada is still struggling to reconcile and start clearing up the mess that was made of broken promise after broken promise.



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