Man seated in a cariole (sled) with four harnessed dogs and two men standing against a building in the background, Fort Garry, Northwest Territories (now Manitoba), 1871

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    Hierarchical level:
    Item
    Date:
    1871.
    Reference:
    Box number: 00595B
    Item no. (creator):
    702
    Type of material:
    Photographs
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    3392382
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    • Man seated in a cariole (sled) with four harnessed dogs and two men standing against a building in the background, Fort Garry, Northwest Territories (now Manitoba), 1871
      Man seated in a cariole (sled) with four harnessed dogs and two men standing against a building in the background, Fort Garry, Northwest Territories (now Manitoba), 1871
  • Date(s):
    1871.
    Place of creation:
    Manitoba
    Extent:
    1 photograph : b&w, glass plate negative ; 16.6 x 21.6 cm.
    Negatives - glass
    Language of material:
    English
    Scope and content:
    Photograph taken at Fort Garry, (now Winnipeg), Manitoba
    Additional name(s):
    Finding aid no.:
    FA-001
    TOPLEYDB
    Additional information:
    General Note:
    Described by the RECON project.
    During the fur trade era, the Métis used carioles in winter. Pulled by a dog team, the cariole transported a passenger or cargo. A dog team driver would run along behind the cariole sled while it was under way shouting commands to the dogs to guide their pace and direction of movement. The term cariole became more commonly used for a toboggan-like sled with sides made from hide or canvas. Birch boards were often used for the toboggan planking.
    Fort Garry was established in 1822 as a Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) trading post at the junction of the Red and Assiniboine rivers in what is now Winnipeg. Fort Garry served as the centre of fur trade within the Red River Colony. It was renamed Upper Fort Garry in 1835 to differentiate it from "the Lower Fort," or Lower Fort Garry, established in 1831. Upper Fort Garry was central to the administration of the HBC and the surrounding settlement. The Council of Assiniboia, the administrative and judicial body of the Red River Colony met at Upper Fort Garry. The fort was seized by Louis Riel and his Métis followers during the Red River Rebellion (Red River Resistance). The majority of the fort was demolished in 1881-1884.
    Signatures and inscriptions note:
    Dog Train - Fort Garry 1871
    Related material:
    This is the original glass negative from the Canadian Pacific Railway Survey. We also have two b&w prints of this image: for the first, see the Sandford Fleming fonds (accession no. 1936-272, p. 18, PA-009174, Mikan no. 3264790); for the second copy, see the D. M. Beach fonds, (accession no. 1973-011, Saskatchewan, Peace River, Rocky Mountains and Northern British Columbia views album, page 6).
    Series added entry:
    SE
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
    Other system control no.:
    DAPDCAP319544
    Other accession no.:
    1936-270 NPC
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    Terms of use:
    Credit: Charles Horetzky / Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / e011156807
    Restrictions on use: Nil
    Copyright: Expired

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