Chapter 10 Canada Section 2 The Prairie Provinces:

Chapter 10 Canada Section 2 The Prairie Provinces:

Chapter 10 Canada Section 2 The Prairie Provinces: Canadas Breadbasket

Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta make up the Prairie Provinces.

The Prairie Provinces are located on the worlds largest prairie. Cree Blackfoot

Assiniboine Native Americans have lived on the prairie lands for centuries Chipewyan Sioux Saulteaux

Indigenous People depended on buffalo to survive. Buffalo meat provided their food. Buffalo hides were used for clothing.

Europeans killed buffalo herds, which lead to the end of the indigenous peoples way of life. Canadas Government took over the indigenous peoples land, and placed them

on reserves. Many European immigrants, who arrived in Canada, became wheat farmers. Three-fourths of

Canadas farmland is found in the Prairie Provinces, with wheat being its major crop.

Cities in the Prairie Provinces celebrate their cultural heritage with festivals

and other special events. The Calgary Stampede celebrates

Calgarys ranching background. Festival du Voyageur is held in the capital of Manitoba, Winnipeg, honoring the French Canadian fur-trading heritage.

The city of Edmonton, Alberta has a 10 day festival which celebrates its gold rush heritage. Activities include raft races

and sourdough pancake breakfast. The Weyburn Wheat Festival, held in Saskatchewan, is a

tribute to Wheat, the areas most important crop Reviewing Key Terms

descent immunity Descent refers to a persons ancestry.

A natural resistance to disease is known as immunity.

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