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What was Ruperts Land?

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In honor of Prince Rupert, on 2 May 1670 Charles II of England gifted a territory in British North America to the Hudson's Bay Company. It consisted of the Hudson Bay drainage basin and included all land in which the rivers drained into the Hudson Bay. Prince Rupert was the first governor of the company.

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On May 2, 1670, King Charles II of England incorporated, by Royal Charter, 'The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England tradeing [sic] into Hudsons [sic] Bay.' The Governor was Prince Rupert, a cousin of the King. Later, the company became known as 'the Hudson's Bay Company' (HBC). The Charter included provisions granting HBC a trading monopoly in an area that comprised all the land that drained into Hudson Bay, and further establishing the HBC as a propriatory colony. In other words, HBC owned the land, governed the land, and had the exclusive right to conduct business within the land. The territory thus owned by HBC was enormous. It included about a third of modern-day Canada, as well as substantial parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. That territory became known as 'Rupert's Land,' after King Charles' cousin, Prince Rupert.

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Where had the Metis fled after the red river rebellion?

They did not flee, they held their ground, putting Canada into the position of purging the land of Metis and other people included in their purchase of Ruperts Land. Canada choose to blame just the leaders who fled to the United States as refugees.


How did the Metis act when Ruperts land was purchased by Canada?

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What tribes lived in Ruperts land?

the mohawk tribe was one of many tribes who lived in ruperts land


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Scheme to respond to the Canadian invasion of Ruperts Land and to hide from the successful domination of Ruperts Land by Canada.


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Why did HBC have an advantage over the NWC geographical wise?

They were given a large portion of land surrounding the Hudson bay. The land was called "Ruperts Land". Since the HBC owned the land they had an monopoly of its buisness. Monopoly-complete control(only people aloud to buy and sell furs there)


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Why were First Nations peoples' voices not heard in Canadian Confederation?

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Where had the metis fled to after the red river rebellion?

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