COMPLETING HIS TRILOGY examining early Manitoba history, begun with Fur Trade Wars and The Red River Rebellion, Jack Bumsted now turns his eye on the formative years leading up to Confederation.
Trials and Tribulations investigates the development of the Red River settlement from a backwoods fur trade depot to a rich multicultural community dominated by mixed-blood Métis. This new, unique culture was just beginning to flourish when technology and immigration suddenly combined to wash it way like a spring flood.
Find out how and why this happened.
Finalist: Margaret McWilliams Award for Popular History
Finalist: Alexander Kennedy Isbister Award for Non-Fiction
“A vibrant and thought-provoking portrait set in Red River and early western Canada…a stimulating and engaging work.” – The Beaver
“Bumsted breathes new life into the events of Manitoba’s past…local readers will discover a hotbed of history in familiar places such as The Forks, Seven Oaks and St. Boniface. They will also enjoy Bumsted’s candid narrative, which brings clarity to the issues involved in the history and geography of this region.” – Winnipeg Free Press