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bulletCanadian Encyclopedia: Crowfoot - This site provides an interesting, though brief description of Chief Crowfoot. site annotation for Canadian Encyclopedia: Crowfoot

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/crowfoot/

bulletCanadian Encyclopedia: Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Explorer - Here is a biography of famous Canadian and Albertan explorer, Sir Alexander Mackenzie. site annotation for Canadian Encyclopedia: Sir Alexander Mackenzie, Explorer

http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/en/article/sir-alexander-mackenzie-explor...

bulletThe Famous 5 - This multimedia website describes the lives of 5 Alberta women who made a significant contribution to Canadian history. "Emily Murphy, Henrietta Muir Edwards, Louise McKinney, Irene Parlby, and Nellie McClung fought for the recognition of women as persons under the British North America Act." [site... site annotation for The Famous 5

http://www.abheritage.ca/famous5/

bulletNellie McClung 'Our Nell' - "Women are going to form a chain, a greater sisterhood than the world has ever known." (Nellie McClung, 1916) From teacher to elected MLA in the Alberta Legislature, Nellie McClung provides an excellent model for all women, in Alberta and beyond. Enjoy the great quotations you'll discover here! site annotation for Nellie McClung 'Our Nell'

http://library.usask.ca/herstory/nellie.html

bulletVictoria Belcourt Callihoo - This page describes the life of Metis historian, Victoria Belcourt Callihoo. site annotation for Victoria Belcourt Callihoo

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/women/030001-1452-e.html

bulletThe Honourable Alexander C. Rutherford, 1905-10 (Legislative Assembly of Alberta) - This page provides a biography of Alberta's first premier Alexander C. Rutherford--describing both his life and career. site annotation for The Honourable Alexander C. Rutherford, 1905-10 (Legislative Assembly of Alberta)

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/premiers/rutherfo.htm

bulletJohn Palliser Timeline - A biography of John Palliser--explorer in the Canadian rockies. site annotation for John Palliser Timeline

http://www.ourheritage.net/index_page_stuff/Following_Trails/Palliser/Palliser_t...

bulletJohn McDougall (Calgary and Southern Alberta) - This page describes John McDougall, who was a missionary, scout, commissioner, and government agent in Southern Alberta. Pictures are also provided. site annotation for John McDougall (Calgary and Southern Alberta)

http://www.ucalgary.ca/applied_history/tutor/calgary/mcdougall.html

bulletJerry Potts (Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online) - This page offers a biography of Alberta hunter, warrior, and interpreter, and member of the North West Mounted Police Jerry Potts. site annotation for Jerry Potts (Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online)

http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=40494&query=

bulletPère Albert Lacombe - This page provides a biography of Alberta priest, founder, and peacemaker Father Albert Lacombe. site annotation for Père Albert Lacombe

http://edimage.ca/edimage/grandspersonnages/en/carte_r06.html

bulletFather Albert Lacombe - This page provides a biography of Father Albert Lacombe, Catholic Missionary, Teacher, Translator and Treaty Maker. site annotation for Father Albert Lacombe

http://www.albertasource.ca/treaty8/eng/Peoples_and_Places/Profiles_of_the_Treat...

bulletCrowfoot - This page offers a biography of famed Albertan, Chief Crowfoot. site annotation for Crowfoot

http://www.abheritage.ca/alberta/en/fn_metis/crowfoot_bio.html

bulletThe Life of David Thompson - This page provides a detailed biography of David Thompson. site annotation for The Life of David Thompson

http://www.northwestjournal.ca/V1.htm

bulletSir James Lougheed - This page provides a biography of Sir James Lougheed--a former senator, lawyer, and entrepreneur in Alberta. This biography was written by a young Alberta student. site annotation for Sir James Lougheed

http://projects.cbe.ab.ca/ict/2learn/jcreid/famousalbertans/htmlfiles/albertans/...

bulletSir Alexander Mackenzie (Fur Trade and Mission History) - This site describes the life of Sir Alexander Mackenzie, including his role in the exploration of Canada. site annotation for Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Fur Trade and Mission History)

http://www.abheritage.ca/alberta/en/fur_trade/bio_alexander_mackenzie.html

bulletPeter Pond (Fur Trade and Mission History) - A biography of Peter Pond. site annotation for Peter Pond (Fur Trade and Mission History)

http://www.abheritage.ca/alberta/en/fur_trade/bio_peter_pond.html

bulletPeter Fidler (Fur Trade and Mission History) - This page describes the life history of Peter Fidler, an instrumental player in the trading industry of early Alberta. site annotation for Peter Fidler (Fur Trade and Mission History)

http://www.abheritage.ca/alberta/en/fur_trade/bio_peter_fidler.html

bulletGeorge McDougall (Fur Trade and Mission History) - This page describes the life of George McDougall, a Methodist missionary who founded a mission at Fort Edmonton. site annotation for George McDougall (Fur Trade and Mission History)

http://www.abheritage.ca/alberta/en/fur_trade/bio_george_mcdougall.html

bulletRobert Rundle (Fur Trade and Mission History) - Robert Rundle's biography describes his role as a Methodist minister in such places as Lesser Slave Lake, Ft. Assiniboine, Cochrane, Big Hill Springs, Pitt, and Carlton. site annotation for Robert Rundle (Fur Trade and Mission History)

http://www.abheritage.ca/alberta/en/fur_trade/bio_robert_rundle.html

bulletJohn Ware (1845? - 1905) - This page briefly describes John Ware, a famous black Albertan pioneer and settler. site annotation for John Ware (1845? - 1905)

http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/premierescommunautes/jeunesse/021013-2011.15-...

bulletGrant MacEwan - Calgary People - This site provides a brief biography of Grant MacEwan, including information about his personal, academic, and political history. site annotation for Grant MacEwan - Calgary People

http://www.harrypalmergallery.ab.ca/galcalpeople8283/macewan.html

bulletDavid Thompson - The Man who Mapped a Nation - This PDF document offers an interesting review of the life of Alberta explorer David Thompson. site annotation for David Thompson - The Man who Mapped a Nation

http://www.davidthompson200.ca/pics/DT200_Eng.pdf

bulletAnthony Henday, HBC labourer and net-maker, explorer - This page provides a biography of Anthony Henday, one of the first men to explore Western Canada. site annotation for Anthony Henday, HBC labourer and net-maker, explorer

http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=35522

bulletFay Wray - Was it really an Albertan that King Kong carried to the top of the Empire State Building? Check out a biography of the late Fay Wray. site annotation for Fay Wray

http://www.northernstars.ca/actorsvz/wray_fay_bio.html

bulletVideo: Alberta @ 100 - This links to a collection of CBC archived videos, created to celebrate Alberta's centennial. The videos include profiles or interviews with: Father Lacombe, Douglas Cardinal, W.O. Mitchell, Henry Wise Wood, Jann Arden and many others. site annotation for Video: Alberta @ 100

http://archives.cbc.ca/society/celebrations/topics/1737/

bulletWilliam Aberhart - This is a biography of Premier William Aberhart. site annotation for William Aberhart

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/premiers/aberhart.htm

bulletKathleen Parlow - Childhood and Education - This page provides a brief biography of celebrated Canadian and Albertan violinist Kathleen Parlow. site annotation for Kathleen Parlow - Childhood and Education

http://www.collectionscanada.ca/gramophone/m2-1022.1-e.html

bulletThe Honourale J.W. Grant MacEwan (Legislative Assembly of Alberta) - A biography of Grant MacEwan. site annotation for The Honourale J.W. Grant MacEwan (Legislative Assembly of Alberta)

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/lt-gov/macewan.htm

bulletThe Honourable Dr. J.W. Grant MacEwan, O.C., LL.D. - A biography of Grant MacEwan. site annotation for The Honourable Dr. J.W. Grant MacEwan, O.C., LL.D.

http://www.lieutenantgovernor.ab.ca/aoe/bio/macewan.htm