1805-06: Lewis and Clark lead an expedition across North-western
United States to the Pacific Ocean.
The War of 1812 – 14.
In what is essentially a war between The United States and Britain,
Canada successfully repels and American invasion with the help of
native tribes. Many years later Sioux warriors, descends of those who
fought, retained medals given for service the British Crown.
The beginning of agricultural settlement in Manitoba with the
arrival of Selkirk Settlers. This would lead to the establishment of
Winnipeg as the commercial centre of the region.
Peter Fidler noted the abundance of sturgeon at the intersection
of the Souris and Assiniboine Rivers. In the same year the forts
this intersection were attacked by the Sioux.