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Province of Alberta Canada Map

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.

Ruin of the Red Man

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 I: Condition of Canadian Northwest in 1872. Chapter

Iron Shield’s Fall

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies (1894) by James F. Sanderson. Iron Shield's Fall One of the most gallant and successful stands ever made by a band of Indian warriors against overwhelming numbers, was made by five Cree braves, a little over twenty years ago, on
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O-kish-che-ta-wak

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies by James Francis Sanderson. O-kish-che-ta-wak There was a large band of Blackfoot encamped on the plain of Medicine Hat. This was a favored resort of the Blackfoot in the spring and summer and, at the time I speak of, the
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How Seven Persons Creek was Named

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies (1894) by James F. Sanderson. How Seven Persons Creek was Named Long, long ago- it would be useless to attempt to find out how many years ago- a party of Blackfoot when out on the war path, had occasion to
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How Medicine Hat was Named

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies (1894) by James Francis Sanderson. How Medicine Hat was Named There is a certain part of the South Saskatchewan River about a mile and a half from Medicine Hat, on which, even during the most severe winters, no ice forms.
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The Prediction

The following is an excerpt from Indian Tales of the Canadian Prairies (1894), by James F. Sanderson. The Prediction There were two noted chiefs of the Crees who were brothers-in-law. One was named Eh-kaka-putta-what, or The Man who didn’t Miss, and the other Pas-ki-si-ka-nis, or Little Gun. The latter was not only