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Memorable Manitobans: Charles McKenzie (1778-1855)

Fur trader.

Born in Scotland in 1778, he was employed by the North West Company in 1802 for service around the Red and Assiniboine rivers. Later he moved to Fort Dauphin and then to the upper Missouri River. After 1807 he moved to Upper Canada (now Ontario) where he spent the remainder of his fur trading career until retirement in 1854. He spent his last year on his son’s farm at the Red River Settlement. His journals of his Missouri sojourn were published as “The Mississouri Indians: A Narrative of Four Trading Expeditions to the Mississouri, 1804-1805-1806,” in Masson’s Les Bourgeois de la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest, I, 315-393.

See also:

Charles McKenzie, Dictionary of Canadian Biography V, 556-57.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 March 2018

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