Welcome to the Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. For assistance in exploring this site, please click here
Nov 30, 1800 - St. Andrew's Day was celebrated at Fort Alexander in the Fort Qu'Appelle area.
- Archaeology, History of
97% Archaeology, History of - Archaeology is the study of human history and prehistory through analysis of sites and physical remains. Regarding Aboriginal sites, an important event was the hiring of Thomas Kehoe as curator at the Saskatchewan Museum of Natural History (now the Royal Saskatchewan Museum) in 1959. The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society, the Museum, and the University of Saskatchewan are more active than ever. ...
97% Archaeology - Saskatchewan archaeology falls within the three broad philosophical assumptions central to North American anthropology: each human group has a distinctive culture; culture history has great explanatory power; and cultures cannot be ranked within a superior-inferior framework. Archaeology explains past human events via material culture remains related to environmental and cultural contexts. Local material culture histories are developed within geographically defined areas and ...
- Wettlaufer, Boyd N. (1914–)
90% Wettlaufer, Boyd N. (1914-) - Boyd Wettlaufer was born in 1914 at Asquith, Saskatchewan and raised in Bracebridge, Ontario. While serving with the RCAF during World War II , he visited the National Museum of Canada in Ottawa and, learning that professional archaeology was poorly developed throughout the country and virtually non-existent in the west, was encouraged to get the proper training in the discipline. His important 1951 report for the National Museum described the location and ...
- Pohorecky, Zenon S. (1928–98)
83% His chief contribution to Saskatchewan's cultural development lies in his teaching, having taught thousands of students over his thirty-year career as a University of Saskatchewan professor of anthropology and archaeology . Pohorecky served on many boards dedicated to cultural development and, in addition to academic papers on rock art and archaeological resource management, wrote a number of popular, encyclopedic publications: Saskatchewan People (1978), Ethnic Organizations in Saskatchewan ...
- Bloore, Ron (1925–)
81% He lectured in art history at the University of Toronto before coming to Regina as instructor of art and archaeology at Regina College, and as director of the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery . Bloore, Ken Lochhead, Art McKay , Ted Godwin, and Doug Morton , made a lasting impression on the Canadian art scene; by 1966, however, the Regina Five had gone their separate ways. Bloore left Regina in 1966 to teach visual art and art history at York University in Toronto, where he remained for the rest ...
- Archaeological Heritage, Management of
79% Archaeological resource management involves activities and procedures to enable the identification, scientific investigation, preservation, interpretation, economic development and sustainability, or other appropriate use of archaeological sites and objects. In Saskatchewan, the main goals of archaeological resource management are to: control or prevent the uncontrolled loss of archaeological sites and regulate their consumptive use; protect and preserve significant and representative sites; ...
77% Resort Village, pop 56 (2006c), 31 (2001c), is located 8 km southeast of the village of Elbow off Hwy 19, on the northeast shore of the Gordon McKenzie Arm of Lake Diefenbaker. The name Mistusinne is derived from the Cree word mistasiniy , meaning “big stone,” which referred locally to a large glacial erratic that was left lying on the floor of the Qu’Appelle Valley just east of the elbow of the South Saskatchewan River after the last ice age. The stone, thought to ...
- Geography of Saskatchewan
77% Or la Saskatchewan est un endroit bien plus hétérogène qu’on ne le pense, et l’étude de la géographie aide énormément à en peindre un portrait plus intéressant. Sa position à l’intérieur du Canada, loin des grands marchés, a toujours entravé le développement de la fabrication secondaire, et a depuis longtemps découragé l’implantation des autres Canadiens et ...
- Davies, William Gwynne (1916–99)
77% Davies, William Gwynne (1916-99) - Bill Davies was born on February 11, 1916, at Indian Head, Saskatchewan. In 1944 Davies was a leader in the effort to establish the first Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), which was affiliated to the Canadian Congress of Labour. Before the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour had a full-time president, the most prominent labour leader in the province was the executive secretary of the Federation, a position Bill Davies held for twenty-five years. ...