The emergence of both the Northwest company and the Hudson's Bay company will be the primary focus in this chapter. The Red River Settlement will also be introduced.
- Fur Trade and Western Exploration
- The Great Rivalry (HBC/ NWC)
- Fort William: A Fur Trade Centre
- The Founding of the Red River Colony
- Conflict at Red River (Pemmican Proclamation, Battle of Seven Oaks)
- Triumph of the Hudson Bay Company
- George Simpson, "The Little Emperor"
- New Dominion Expands (the purchase of Rupert's Land by the Canadian govt.)
- Manitoba: Creation of a New Province
- Death of Thomas Scott
- Land and Life in the West (Metis land issues, scrip) and summary of Manitoba's entry into Confederation
* Missing: Fur Trade's impact on the First Nations people and the Aboriginal contributions to the Fur Trade