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Banner: From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History

Canadian Military History: An Overview
War of 1812
Rebellions of 1837 and 1838
Northwest Campaign
South African War
First World War
Second World War

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Northwest Campaign
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The Participants -- Autobiography, Biography and Reminiscence

Short biographical sketches of all the major participants are in The Canadian encyclopedia. Much more full accounts of their lives are in the Dictionary of Canadian biography, especially volumes XI-XIII. Remember that the Dictionary is organized by the death date of the person being written about. Some of the important leaders, such as Gabriel Dumont, lived well into the 20th century.

* The Canadian encyclopedia : year 2000 edition. - 2000 ed. - Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1999. - 1 vol.

  • Also available on CD-ROM.

* Dictionary of Canadian biography. - Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1967- . - Also published in French under the title: Dictionnaire biographique du Canada

  • 14 volumes published by 1999.

Hou, Charles; Hou, Cynthia. - The Riel Rebellion, a biographical approach. - Vancouver : Tantalus Research, 1984. - 162 p.

  • for the junior reader.

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