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        Built on Agriculture - Selkirk Settlers | Battle of Seven Oaks

        Pemmican was a high-calorie, concentrated, portable food that has been described as the fuel on which the fur trade canoe brigades ran. In 1814 Miles Macdonell issued a proclamation, forbidding the export of pemmican.The North West Company regarded this as an attack on their business. The next year, 1815, the Company terrorized the colonists, persuaded many of them to leave.

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