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Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site of Canada

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Answer Key to Discovery Game

Here are the facts that make Lower Fort Garry an important National
Historic Site of Canada!

  • Lower Fort Garry is the finest collection of stone buildings in Canada.
    1. The walls and most buildings were made from ______________________ quarried from the riverbank.

    2. The first building on site was the _____________, constructed from 1830-1832.

    3. The stonemason lived in the _________________.

  • Lower Fort Garry was a major stirtepmnnah tenrec
     t r a n s h i p m e n t c e n t r e for the Hudson's Bay Company.

    1. The most important shipment of supplies comes from Europe once per year by orky tabo.
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    2. Furs from all over would make their way to Lower Fort Garry to be stored and packed in the ruf fotl building.
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    3. The tripsmen carried 180 pounds on their backs with the help of a ptmuenli.
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    4. If you had any furs or produce to trade, you could speak to the metsapsort at the clerk's quarters, near the saleshop.
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  • Lower Fort Garry served as a ( Train + ING) training post for the newly formed North-West Mounted Police in 1873.
    1. The North-West Mounted Police lived in a wooden (WARE + House) ________________________ near the Northeast bastion.

    2. Constable Sam Steele was assigned to teach the new recruits ( Horse + MAN + Ship) ___________.

    3. Each division had a ( bug + LER) ___________________ who acted like a clock by playing special songs on his trumpet at different times of the day.

    4. The North-West Mounted Police wore uniforms made from (S + car + LET) ____________________ serge: a heavy red fabric.

  • Lower Fort Garry was the location of the signing of Treaty No.1 in 1871 between the Swampy Cree, Ojibway, and representatives of the crown.

    1. Lower Fort Garry was a great choice since it could hold the 1000-2000 people that were expected to camp inside and outside of the fort: Can you put the door in the right place on this Ojibway tipi?

    2. Each of the Aboriginal chiefs that signed Treaty No.1 received many things including farm equipment, ox carts, and even a special treaty coat: Can you draw what the treaty coat looked like?(hint: have you visited the museum building?)

    3. Upon signing Treaty No.1, each Aboriginal person was entitled to $3.00 every year: Treaty No.1 is still in effect. How much does each Aboriginal person receive today?

  • Lower Fort Garry is the finest collection of stone buildings in Canada.
    1. limestone

    2. big house

    3. men's house.

  • Lower Fort Garry was a major stirtepmnnah tenrec t r a n s h i p m e n t c e n t r e for the Hudson's Bay Company.
    1. york boat

    2. fur loft

    3. tumpline

    4. Clerk's quarters

  • Lower Fort Garry served as a ( Train + ING) training post for the newly formed North-West Mounted Police in 1873.
    1. warehouse

    2. horsemanship

    3. bugler

    4. scarlet

  • Lower Fort Garry was the location of the signing of Treaty No.1 in 1871 between the Swampy Cree, Ojibway, and representatives of the crown:
    1. The door faces east.

    2. $5