APPENDIX E: TIMELINE: SASKATCHEWAN AND RADIO HISTORY
1816 SK - Piapot born on the southern prairies (died in 1908 at the Piapot Reserve in Saskatchewan).
SK - Rupert's Land turned over to the Government of Canada by the Hudson's Bay Company.
SK - Dominion Lands Act passed – preparations made for settlers. Métis on the Saskatchewan River feared losing their land.
SK - North-West Mounted Police arrive in the region. - Treaty No.4
SK - September 23, Finland, Tomi Jannus Alankola, is born. He would become known in Saskatchewan as Tom Sukanen.
SK - Violet McNaughton born (d. 1968)
SK - population boom in Saskatchewan region begins – grows from 19,000 to almost 500,000 over the next 30 years. - Edouard Beaupré (1881-1904) born near Willow Bunch.
1882-3 SK - CPR built the line through Regina and Moose Jaw. Settlement in the
Palliser Triangle increases.
SK - Regina becomes capital of the North West Territories.
Illness and starvation on Piapot’s Indian Head reservation lead to his
negotiating move to the Qu'Appelle Valley.
SK - North-West Rebellion. Riel tried and hanged in Regina in the fall of 1885.
Winnipeg Grain Exchange formed.
SK – Territorial Legislative Assembly in Regina.
1896-7 SK - Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s government launches a national and international immigration campaign to attract more settlers.
SK - North West Territories gained responsible government.
SK - Piapot deposed as chief for allowing a Sun Dance and giving ceremony.
SK - Period of Saskatchewan’s heaviest immigration begins. Between 1900 and 1920 the population rises from less than 100,000 to almost 700,000.