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Eighty Years on the Plains: Part 4

Mar. 1949: Marie Rose Smith chronicles her personal experiences of life on the Prairies

Eighty Years on the Plains
by Marie Rose Smith

Chapter 7 opens with Marie writing of the restlessness of the “Red Man” not being able to adjust to “White Man’s civilization.” Rebellion soon takes hold and famous names such as Louis Riel and Almighty Voice take stage. Marie also accounts the events leading up to her marriage at the young age of 16 to a man nearly twice her age, and a virtual stranger.

More from the Canadian Cattlemen website: Eighty Years on the Plains: Part 3

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Antique Grainews newsprint from March 1949.










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