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Orkneymen to Rupert's Landers: Orkney Workers in the Saskatchewan District 1795-1830 Open Access

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Subject/Keyword
Orkney
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Purdey, Cheryl Ann
Supervisor and department
Gerahrd Ens, History
Examining committee member and department
Ken Munro, History
Pat McCormack, Native Studies
Department
Department of History
Specialization

Date accepted
2010-03-11T15:28:12Z
Graduation date
2010-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The majority of workers in the Hudson’s Bay Company, up until the mid-19th century, originated in the Orkney Islands, off the north coast of Scotland. Historians have characterized these workers as an homogenous group—thrifty, sober, suited to work in cold weather and in the boats. Most worked for the Company for several years, saved their money and returned to their home islands. My research into the lives and work of the Orkneymen of the Saskatchewan district, however, has revealed that a significant portion of these men remained in the North West. They adapted well to the environment of Rupert’s Land, acquired useful skills including learning aboriginal languages, and, above all, many married native women and raised families, ultimately putting down roots in western Canada. My thesis focuses on this subset of men and the contribution they made to life in the early Canadian West.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3PK8Z
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License granted by Cheryl Purdey (cpurdey@ualberta.ca) on 2010-03-11T07:15:36Z (GMT): Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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