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militia

civilians with military training called to service in time of need

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scrip

piece of paper used to certify possession of land or be exchanged for money

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magistrate

an officer with limited authority to administer and enforce the law

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NWMP

canadas national police force

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paramilitary

force that operates like the army but not part of it

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threshing

process of separating grain from stalks or husks

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Indian Act

an act created to regulate the lives of the First Nations of Canada

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paternalistic

attitude based on family hierarchy - father makes decisions

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ward

a minor under the care of a government

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asylum

a hospital that treats people with mental illnesses

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Metis Bill of Rights

bill that lists the grievances of the metis

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CPR

Canadas first transcontinental railway

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Northwest uprising

battles in 1885 between metis and Canadian forces

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gattling gun

rapid fire weapon with rotating barrels

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squat

to settle on unoccupied land without legal title

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incentive

something that encourages action or greater effort

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secede

to formally withdraw from an alliance or federal union

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National Policy

a mainly economic program introduced by the macronald government in 1879

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syndicate

a group of people who combine their resources to conduct a business together