Named the Keystone Province because of its central location, Manitoba has long been the link between the eastern and western regions of Canada. Since the early days of the fur trade Manitoba has drawn its populace from around the world, making it one of Canada's most culturally diverse provinces.
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Chapter _ From the Prairies to the Bay
The First Nations the Europeans
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