All posts by George William Colpitts

Reconstructed longhouse at Crawford Lake Conservation Area

The Reconstructed Longhouse and Environmental History

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. CHESS field schooling […]

A page from William McKay’s “List of Indians trading at Fort Ellice” in Fort Ellice ledger, 1866-1868. HBCA B.63/d/11 fos. 12d-13. Courtesy of Hudson’s Bay Company Archives, Archives of Manitoba.

William McKay’s Character Book: Tracing Environmental Change in Archival Fragments

Through a sheer accident of history, a document useful for better understanding environmental change survived the test of time. Just after World War I, a farm boy digging around the […]