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Homesteading on the prairies

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Milan Gothra

on 14 June 2016

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Transcript of Homesteading on the prairies

What was the impact on Canada?
Dominion Lands Act 1872
What is Homesteading on the prairies?
Homesteading on the prairies

Homesteading was a land given by the government, settlement in the western united states. It allowed any American, including the freed slaves to settle there. It was 160 acres of free federal land. In exchange, the settlers had to pay a small amount of fee. This land was also useful to the farmers.There was a program held for the farmers, In may, 20, 1862. Where they were allowed to use the public land for farming and settling.
Key Events
Western settlement
- The first europeans to see the prairies were fur traders and explorers from Eastern Canada.
- Various colonizations companies were engaged by the government to find settlers to take up homesteading on the prairies lands.
- This law was accepted as a law by president Abraham Lincoln on may, 20,1862.
- The federal government, who agreed to give the prairie land in larger blocks, It was a additional change made in 1881.
- Seven Indian treaties were negotiated between the natives of the western interior and Canadian government, in 1870s.
Canadian Prairies
Key people? Key groups? Involvement?
There were not many key people or key groups that were involved in the homesteading on the prairies but there were general involvements of other groups and people throughout the process.
-Southern states were involved throughout the process, as they took an action against the prairies land because they were against this decision.
- Then there were the first nations, who lived in the prairie region for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. Their way of life was very different from the Canadian culture in the East. They both had very limited contact in between one another.
- The Canadian government and Hudson bay's company granted provincial status to Manitoba in 1871, to promote the Canadian pacific railway.

By: Milan, Ariyana, Brooke
In 1871 the Canadian government entered into two treaties, which were treaties 1 and 2. By entering these treaties there would have to obtain of the indigenous nations from the territories, The treaties were meant to provide taking lands for immigration and settlement. the Dominion Lands Act was a Canadian law in 1872, the law was encouraged to be used for the settlement in the Canadian Prairies.
The Canadian prairies is a region in the Western part of Canada. The impact it had on Western settlement was to help expand and develop the west. When the Canadian government acquires Rupert's Land from the Hudson's Bay Co and granted provincial status to Manitoba in 1871, it was intended to promote the Railway construction.
From 1867 to 1914 Canada West opened for settlement and become home to millions of immigrant settles looking for a new life. This created major role in many industries like agriculture, mining and oil. The population growth caused the construction of the railroad. Later the Dominion Lands Act 1872 created the establishment of the North-West Mounted police in 1873. Foreign populations began to settle near the prairies, these immigrants helped diverse the industries. In 1870, no urban centers existed on the prairies. By 1911, thirteen cities with population over 5000 had established.
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