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Timeline

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1738
Smallpox strikes Aboriginal People in the West

1754
Anthony Henday is the first European to reach the Rocky Mountains

1781
Smallpox epidemic kills 1/3 of the Blackfoot population

1784
North West Trading company is established

1794
Jay’s Treaty defines the border between the United States and Canada. Aboriginal People are able to move freely across the border

1816
Battle of Seven Oaks in Manitoba. Métis kill Red River governor, Robert Semple and 20 setters. Only one Métis is killed

1821
Merger between Hudson’s Bay Company and the North West Company

1825
Last of the Beothuk nation dies

1830s
End of peak fur trading period

1837
Smallpox kills two-thirds of Blackfoot people and large numbers of Assiniboine

1840s
Alcohol starts to take its toll on Plains Aboriginal People and the area becomes increasingly unsettled

1867
Dominion of Canada established

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