Poster of Grande Prairie

    Grande Prairie City Map Poster

  • Name:Grande Prairie
  • Country:Canada
  • Continent:North America
  • Label:Grande Prairie, AB, Canada
  • Coordinates:55.17N / -118.81W
  • Price:$24.99
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Quality

Printed on premium quality, glossy, photo paper

Sizes

Available in 3 sizes

Origin

Printed in the USA


About Grande Prairie

The area was originally inhabited by the Beaver, Chipewyan, and Cree. The first Europeans to enter the region were fur traders who arrived in 1806 after journeying west from Lake Athabasca. In that year Grand Chief Matonabee of the Chipewyan signed Treaty 7 with the British Crown in which he ceded hunting rights to his people on of land encompassing all of northern Alberta between Peace River and Lesser Slave Lake. This agreement is known as "Treaty Seven". The arrival of white settlers began around 1860 but early settlement was hampered by poor weather conditions and lack of agricultural tools; it wasn't until 1912 that a permanent settler established himself at what is now Grande Prairie (then called Pouce Coupe). It would take another decade before most residents were farmers rather than nomadic hunters or fishermen.

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