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historical timeline of the northwest territories __ "The exhibits on this timeline represent some of the important moments, events, people and ideas in the North." A rich resource about Northwest Territories history. Multimedia - illustrated - From learnnet.nt.ca - http://pwnhc.learnnet.nt.ca/timeline/index.html

History of the Name of the  __ "The name “Northwest Territories" has had a long history, with beginnings in the early fur trade. On May 2nd, 1670, the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) was granted a charter to conduct trade in ‘Rupert’s Land’, which was defined as the area drained by the rivers flowing into Hudson Bay. Historically, the term “North West Territory" was loosely applied to the vast lands north and west of Lake Superior." A fascinating story for history buffs. - From Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre - http://pwnhc.learnnet.nt.ca/research/nwtname/index.html

History of Northwest Territories __ An encyclopedic entry about the history of the Northwest Territories. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Northwest_Territories

History of Northwest Territories __ A brief overview. - From howstuffworks.com - http://history.howstuffworks.com/canadian-history/history-of-northwest-territories.htm  

The Northwest Territories - Canadian Confederation __ "The history of the political, constitutional and territorial evolution of the Northwest Territories is closely tied to the history of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, the Yukon Territory and Nunavut. To understand the evolution of the Northwest Territories we know today, we must examine the territory's complex history." You may do that here. - From collectionscanada.ca - http://www.collectionscanada.ca/confederation/023001-2245-e.html

Northwest Territories: History __ "When European incursions into the area began, they encountered the hunting and fishing Inuit and Dene. Vikings from Greenland may have been the first Europeans to venture into the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories, now Nunavut." You will find an overview and links to relater materials. - From infoplease.com - http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/world/A0860048.html

Northwest Territories History __ A brief, general overview of the history of the Northwest Territories. - From iexplore.com - http://www.iexplore.com/dmap/Northwest+Territories/History

Northwest Territories History and Genealogy __ A lot of demographical information and history found in the links on the left side of the page. - From canadiangenealogy.net - http://www.canadiangenealogy.net/northterritories/index.htm 
Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System History Project __ History project devoted to capturing the history of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Radio System. "The story of the NWT&Y Radio System is a virtually unknown saga in the history of the development of northern Canada. The contributions of the men who staffed the stations are largely unheralded." - From rcsigs.ca - http://nwtandy.rcsigs.ca/

Rupert's Land and North-Western Territory Order __ This is the document which created the Northwest Territories and brought them into the Union. - From William F. Maton - http://www.solon.org/Constitutions/Canada/English/rlo_1870.html



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