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Alberta is a province located in the western part of Canada. It has a population of over 4 million people. Alberta and Saskatchewan were part of the Northwest Territories until September 1, 1905, when they were established as provinces.  The current Premier is  Rachel Notley as of May 2015.

Alberta is bordered by British Columbia to the west, and on the east by Saskatchewan.  The Northwest Territories to the north, and Montana in the United States to the south. Alberta and Saskatchewan are the only two landlocked provinces.

The Capital of Alberta is Edmonton is located near the middle of the province.  Oil from the oil sands is a major industry in Alberta.

Calgary is the largest city and is located about 180 miles south of Edmonton. Banff, Canmore, Drumheller, Jasper and Sylvan Lake are all popular places to go if you ever visit.

There are two NHL Hockey Teams in Alberta, The Calgary Flames and The Edmonton Oilers.

La Bete a Grand’Queue (The Big-Tailed Beast; English Translation)

La Bete a Grand'Queue or The Big-Tailed Beast From Honore Beaugrand’s La Chasse Galerie: Legendes Canadiennes (1900; English Translation) Back to Honore Beaugrand’s Classic French-Canadian Folktales.  I IT’S ABSOLUTELY like I tell you”, insisted little Pierriche Desrosiers, “I saw the tail of the beast. One scarlet-red hairy tail cut in ripples near the core. A tail of six
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Progress of the Territories

Back to The Riders of the Plains.The following is an excerpt from The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905), by Cecil Edward Denny. This work is in the public domain.Continued from Chapter XXXIII – Some Advice to Settlers.  Chapter XXXIV PROGRESS OF THE TERRITORIES IN ADDING
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Some Advice to Settlers

Back to The Riders of the Plains.The following is an excerpt from The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905), by Cecil Edward Denny. This work is in the public domain.Continued from Chapter XXXII – After the Northwest Rebellion.  Chapter XXXIII SOME ADVICE TO SETTLERS IN CLOSING
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After the Northwest Rebellion

Back to The Riders of the Plains.The following is an excerpt from The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905), by Cecil Edward Denny. This work is in the public domain.Continued from Chapter XXXI – Indians of the South Kept Quiet.  Chapter XXXII AFTER THE NORTHWEST
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Indians of the South Kept Quiet

Back to The Riders of the Plains.The following is an excerpt from The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905), by Cecil Edward Denny. This work is in the public domain.Continued from Chapter XXX – The Northwest Rebellion.  Chapter XXXI INDIANS OF THE SOUTH KEPT QUIETBY
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Treaty Indians Making Progress

Back to The Riders of the Plains.The following is an excerpt from The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905), by Cecil Edward Denny. This work is in the public domain.Continued from Chapter XXVIII – Western Indians Become Restless.  Chapter XXIX TREATY INDIANS MAKING PROGRESS THE LIQUOR
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Western Indians Become Restless

Back to The Riders of the Plains.The following is an excerpt from The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905), by Cecil Edward Denny. This work is in the public domain.Continued from Chapter XXVII – Trouble with the Southern Indians.  Chapter XXVIII WESTERN INDIANS BECOME RESTLESS  THE
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Trouble with the Southern Indians

Back to The Riders of the Plains.The following is an excerpt from The Riders of the Plains: A Reminiscence of the Early and Exciting Days in the North West (1905), by Cecil Edward Denny. This work is in the public domain.Continued from Chapter XXVI – Trouble with Blackfeet.  Chapter XXVII TROUBLE WITH THE SOUTHERN INDIANS  A GOOD
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