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Why was the Red River Settlement important?

Red River Settlement was a colony built at the forks of the Red and Assiniboine rivers long before Confederation. It would become the city of Winnipeg. It became an official colony in 1812 with the arrival of settlers from the Scottish Highlands, known today as Selkirk Settlers.

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Keeping this in view, why was the Red River Settlement important to Britain?

Rising colony The Hudson's Bay Company and their rivals, the North West Company were forced to merge in 1821 by the British government. With the end of fur trade inspired conflicts on the plains, the Red River settlement was able to grow. The agricultural products, primarily wheat, began to rise in yearly yields.

Furthermore, what was the purpose of starting the Selkirk settlement? The Selkirk Settlement was the first major effort to establish a European agricultural settlement on the Canadian prairies. Prior to 1812, the Europeans who came to the area were almost exclusively men, and involved in exploration or the fur trade.

Also know, why was the Red River Resistance significant?

The Red River Rebellion (or the Red River Resistance, Red River uprising, or First Riel Rebellion) was the sequence of events that led up to the 1869 establishment of a provisional government by the Métis leader Louis Riel and his followers at the Red River Colony, in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba.

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