- October 22, 2019
Melanie Moore, Highlands Historical Society
In 1885 James Bond Steele left the safety of his teaching position in Orillia, Ontario and followed his older brothers, Sam (founder of the renowned Steele’s Scouts), Richard and Godfrey to the wild west…the Canadian Northwest Territories. James recorded his experiences in several diaries. From these entries we glean much of what life was like for the early Edmonton settlers during and following the North-West Rebellion/North-West Resistance of 1885: their fears, feuds and frustrations. Join Melanie Moore and members of the Highlands Historical Society as we read excerpts from his published diaries, interspersed with lively interpretation, interaction and pictures.
Free presentation – donations accepted