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Maptour: The Boundaries of Canada, 1670-2001
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Static map: Proposals for the Prairie Provinces, 1905

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  • Click on the "Related Materials" drop-down menu and select Static maps - "Proposals for the Prairie Provinces, 1905."

Notice ...

  • Geometry prevails. All proposed boundaries in the prairies are based upon the global gridwork of lines of latitude and longitude.


  • Politicians charged with dividing up the prairies had no concept of (nor any apparent interest in) the physical geography of the region; they took the prairies to be a flat expanse of undifferentiated space.