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.