Plan of river lots in the parishes of St. Norbert and St. Vital, Province of Manitoba. (Reduced copy). [cartographic material] Examined and certifed... A.H. Whitcher, Inspector of Surveys. Dominion Lands Surveys Office, Winnipeg, April 1874. Surveyed by ... George McPhillips, Deputy Surveyor. Dominion Lands Office, Ottawa, 1st January 1875. Signed J.S. Dennis, Surveyor General. Technical Division, Dominion Lands Administration. Traced by J.T. Chalifour. Corrected by J. Emile Richard.

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  • Record Information – Brief
    Hierarchical level:
    Item
    Date:
    1 January 1875 (April 1874)
    Reference:
    R12567-574-1-E, Box number: 2000218866
    Local class no.:
    H1/535/St. Norbert/1875(1874)
    Type of material:
    Maps and cartographic material
    Found in:
    Archives / Collections and Fonds
    Item ID number:
    4159931
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  • Date(s):
    1 January 1875 (April 1874)
    Place:
    Ottawa (Ont.):
    Place of creation:
    Manitoba
    Publisher:
    J. S. Dennis, Surveyor General for the Dominion Lands Office,
    Extent:
    1 map : col. mss. ; 48.1 x 106.5 cm.
    Language of material:
    English
    Scope and content:
    This map depicts the numbered lots in the parishes of St. Norbert and St. Vital in the southern part of present-day Winnipeg. This map indicates lot numbers, acreage, land registration numbers and names of lot owners. Orders-in-council numbers transferring roadways to the Province are shown. The route of the Red River Valley Railway also appears. As is typical of Métis settlements, the land is divided into long and narrow river lots. The historic Métis settlement on the Rivière Sale (later known as the La Salle River) became the Roman Catholic parish of St. Norbert in 1857. The parish of St. Vital, home of Louis Riel, was founded in 1860. A river lot belonging to Riel's mother, Julie Riel (née Lagimodière), can be seen on this map.
    Additional name(s):
    Additional information:
    General Note:
    St. Norbert (Manitoba) (Rivière Sale) was south of the Red River Settlement at the point where the Rivière Sale (Dirty River) enters the Red River. In the 1700s, it was a seasonal gathering place for Metis to fish. The current community as established between 1822 and 1825 by former fur trade employees who settled there with their Metis families. Their primary occupations were the buffalo hunt, subsistence farming and cartage by red river cart.
    It was in St. Norbert that Louis Riel organized the first Métis resistance movement of 1869 - 1870.
    St. Vital is a Winnipeg (Manitoba) neighbourhood originally settled by the Métis. After 1824, the Métis population spread about eight kilometers south of St. Boniface along both sides of the Red River. The area's Métis boatmen and buffalo hunters lived on river lots farms.
    Cartographic math data:
    Scale 1:23,760
    Availability of other formats note:
    The microfiche version is NMC11783
    Dates of creation note:
    This map was surveyed in April 1874. It was first published 1 January 1875 with additional corrections made at a later date.
    Signatures and inscriptions note:
    Examined and certifed... A.H. Whitcher, Inspector of Surveys. Dominion Lands Surveys Office, Winnipeg, April 1874. Surveyed by ... George McPhillips, Deputy Surveyor. Dominion Lands Office, Ottawa, 1st January 1875. (Signed) J.S. Dennis, Surveyor General. Technical Division, Dominion Lands Administration. Traced by J.T. Chalifour. Corrected by J. Emile Richard.
    Related material:
    There are four versions of this map. For an uncoloured print which was photozincographed at the Surveyor General's Office, please see map 535 St. Norbert 1875(1874) (Mikan/item number 4159947). For another version, a colour print photolithographed by the Burland Desbarats Lithographic Company, please see map 535 St. Norbert 1875(1874) (Mikan/item number 4159948). Both maps are in the series for the 535 classification. For a fourth related map, see also NMC11781 (Mikan/item number 5300706).
    For more maps on Red River and St. Vital, please see the series for the 510 and 535 classifications.
    Subject heading:
    Source:
    Private
    Other system control no.:
    CARTO39400
    Other accession no.:
    73/1585
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    Credit: Library and Archives Canada / e011205909
    Copyright: Expired

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