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HBC

corporation in NA

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NWC

hbcs rival in montreal

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Ruperts land

drainage bay of HB

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hivernants

employees of the NWC who lived in the NW

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factor

an agent who conducts business on someones behalf

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voyageur

someone hired to transport goods by canoe or trading post to tp

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portage

to carry boats/goods around dangerous areas of the river

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beam

extreme width or a vessel

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oral tradition

rememberingg the past through stories or explanations

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celibacy

refraining from sexual relations

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bison

aka buffalo. large animals that travel in herds

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pemmican

dried meat, melted fat, berries

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Red river carts

two wheeled carts used on prairies

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buffalo runners

horse trained to be used on buffalo hunts

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muzzle loaders

firearm loaded through the muzzle

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liberal democrat

someone who fought for the poor and unprivileged

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Selkirk settlement

aka Red river colony, organized by Earl of selkirk

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Pemmican proclamation

issued in 1814 to prevent pemmican export from Red River colony

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parley

discussion under truce, discussing peaceful alternatives in battle

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turn off

to leave behind a Metis wife/children or replace a Metis wife with a European wife

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bannock

fried or baked bread

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free trade

trade that is not regulated by government control

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orator

a public speaker who can inspire an audience

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Red river resistance

aka red river rebellion: events leading up to Metis' attempt to achieve recognition of their rights

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national metis committee

organization formed to support metis rights in the red river valley

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provisional government

a temporary government

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sovereign rights

right to form a government or country

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habeas corpus

requiring that court needs to investigate the lawfulness of a persons arrest