This blog has posted quite a few stories of historical importance, or the lives of significant people in history. But does this mean that that a story must be one of these two things in order to be interesting historically? Not so, as the Batchewana Moose Hunt of 1906 proves.
The Batchewana Moose Hunt of 1906 is, well, more or less what it sounds: a group of friends from around Canada and North America traveling to Sault Ste. Marie in order to hunt Moose and other game. Many readers may remember being a part of hunting trips growing up or are still going on them today, but it was obviously a very different experience in the early Twentieth Century. Instead of a local weekend trip, this was a truly dedicated one spanning about three weeks and involving people living as far away as California.
Written by: Justin Brett
Sometimes it isn’t a single person that becomes noteworthy in History, but an entire event in and of itself. There are many examples of these causing great change throughout the years, even if they happen to be a footnote for greater news. What came to be known as the Chicora Incident is one such case.
To fully explain the Incident one must go back a short while before it, to something that affected Canada as a whole in its early years: The Red River Rebellion. This refers to an incident where the Metis people, led by leader Louis Riel, formed an uprising against the Canadian government over land that would come to be known as our province of Manitoba. The land, then known as Rupert’s Land after the governor of the Hudson’s Bay Company, had been purchased from the company by Canada in 1869.