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Prairie History: Number 12, Fall 2023

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Prairie History #12

Prairie History #12:
“Winnipeg’s 150th Birthday”

This issue is in late stages of preparation. Its contents are tentative.


Water at the Centre
by Shannon Stunden Bower

Feature Articles

Teaching Prairie Pasts in 20th Century Alberta and Saskatchewan Schools
by Amy von Heyking

Wishful Thinking: Describing the Climate and Modifying the Weather of the Prairies and Plains
by John C. Lehr

Prairie Pageant: Winnipeg’s 150th Birthday

Winnipeg, Incorporated
by Sabrina Janke and Alex Judge

Winnipeg’s Aerial Transport and Taxi Company
by David Riach

Marked Man: Stephen Juba versus Painless Pancho and the Battle Over Tattooing in Winnipeg
by Jason Woloski

The Story of Emergency Housing in Winnipeg: “There’s no place to go”
by Doug Smith

Abandoned Manitoba: Winnipeg’s Palace Theatre
by Gordon Goldsborough

Reading Letters of the British North American Boundary Commission
by Audrhea E. Lande

Book Reviews

Sheila McManus, Both Sides Now: Writing the Edges of the North American West, Texas A&M Press, 2022
by Jim Mochoruk

James Naylor, Rhonda L. Hinther, and Jim Mochoruk, eds. For a Better World: The Winnipeg General Strike & the Workers’ Revolt, University of Manitoba Press, 2022
by Shannon Stunden Bower

Jim Tanner, David R. Miller, Tracey Tanner, and Peggy Martin, Owóknage: The Story of Carry the Kettle Nation, University of Regina Press, 2022
by Andrew M. Miller

Daniel Robert Laxer, Listening to the Fur Trade: Soundways and Music in the British North American Fur Trade, 1760-1840, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2022
by Scott P. Stephen

Murray Peterson, Max Blankstein: Architect, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation, 2022
by Piper Bernbaum

Kevin Nikkel, Establishing Shots: An Oral History of the Winnipeg Film Group, University of Manitoba Press, 2023
by Jerry White


Teaching the Past: ‘Dry’ History and Police Violence During the Winnipeg General Strike
by James Kostuchuk

Prairie Gazette

Then and Now: ACOMI We Belong
by Chuks Ojidoh

Innovative Tours Launched by the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation

“Clinker Bricks” Celebrated in Edmonton Buildings

South Saskatchewan Honours its Military Legacy

Cold Lake Museums Collective

Prairie Fall Heritage Activities

Ogema, Saskatchewan; A Heritage Showpiece
by Carol Peterson

Historical Society of Alberta Publishes The Engagement Letters of Marie Harwood and Sam Steele, Oct. 1888–June 1889
by Connor J. Thompson

Remembering Hugh Dempsey, The Right Man at the Right Place at the Right Time
by Don Smith

Page revised: 15 November 2023

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