Our Roots: Resources
- Burton, D.R. (1993). Pioneer policing in Southern Alberta: Deane
of the Mounties: 1888-1914. Calgary, Alberta: Historical Society
- Stories of the
Describes the life of a Mounted Policeman during his thirty-one years on the
force. During that time Richard Burton Deane explains the changes that occurred
in the police force and the urban and economic change developing in the Parries.
- Church, A.J. (1982). Making a start in Canada: letters from two
young emigrants. London: Seeley and Co.
- Describes the life and experiences of two young emigrants trying
to succeed and make it in Canada starting in June 1886. Specific stories
on the farm for the Homesteaders (Chap. 2)
Chapter two depicts life on the farm, such as the landscape and weather.
It looks at the type of work that must be done (such as managing the
crops), and how much settlers depended on animals while on the farm.
the Harvest (Chap. 3)
Chapter three discusses the hard work, long days, and challenges of
the weather that are associated with trying to get the harvest done
up work in Calgary (Chap. 10)
Chapter ten describes the journey made northwest. A job was found on
a ranch that pays 15 dollars a month plus board. However, it only lasts
one month long and work must be found again. Resources from the rivers
and lakes have been taken advantage of (there has been a great pike
fishing area discovered and duck hunting).
South of Calgary (Chap. 11)
Chapter eleven shows the difficulties of trying to find a job. As well,
a team of horses was bought and breaking the horses in is quite challenging.
Prairie Fire and Winter Sports (Chap. 12)
Chapter twelve depicts another hardship that faced the prairies; a
prairie fire was threatening the homestead and the lives of the farmers.
The farmers are preparing for winter again. However, there is not always
work and hardship on the prairies, there is winter games that the farmers
of a Chinook (Chap. 13)
Chapter thirteen describes the challenges of facing the cold winters
on the prairies and how much a Chinook is welcomed when times are tough
due to the blistering cold. It gives a depiction of what Christmas
is like on the farm while having no money and relying solely on the
farm for survive.
Blizzard (Chap. 14)
Chapter fourteen discusses the difficulties of preparing the land in
order to live on it, a house and fence must be built, the land must
be cultivated and food must be planted. It shows the difficulties of
travel without a vehicle. All travel is on horseback and problems arise
when there is a rainstorm.
- Duncan, D.M. (1903). A history of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories:
for use in public schools. Toronto, Ontario: Gage.
- Flavelle, L., Irving, P., Martin, B. (2002). The
Artistry of the Land, Ancient Stories and Art of our First Nations
- "A deeper level of sensitivity
comes from the effort to understand, to appreciate and recognize differences.
Developing respect is the best way to mutually coexist in harmony.
Share our stories and discoveries as we begin to understand our First
- Irving, P., Martin, B. (2001). The Stories and the Art of the
Children of the Community of Millarville: Past and Present. URL: http://www.galileo.org/schools/millarville/community/
- Grade one students from Millarville Community School in the Hamlet
of Millarville explore the buildings, people and traditions of their
- Kiroe, William,
G.B. (1927). Souvenir of Turner Valley oil field, Alberta. Calgary,
Alberta: s.n., 1927.
- Story of the Turner
Provides information on the Turner Valley Oil Field and why it is
one of the most unique and largest oil fields in the world.
- Millarville Historical Society (1979). Foothills echoes. Millarville:
Millarville Historical Society.
- Millarville, Kew, Priddis and Bragg Creek Historical Society. (1975).
Our Foothills Sarcee Indian Reserve, BowCrow Forest, Sheep Run. Millarville,
Alberta: Millarville, Kew, Priddis, Bragg Creek Historical Society.
- MacInnes, C.M. (1930). In the shadow of the Rockies. London, England:
- National Library of Canada. (n. d.). Images Canada: Picturing
Canadian Culture URL: http://www.imagescanada.ca/index-e.html
- Students searched for images of Millarville, homesteading and the
Stoney Indians through this site.
- Owram, D. (1979). The formation of Alberta : a documentary
history. Calgary, Alberta: Alberta Records Publication.
- Palmer, H. and Palmer, T. (1990). Alberta, a new history.
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig.
- Sheep River Historical Society . (1979). In the light of the
flares: History of Turner Valley Oilfields. Turner Valley, Alberta. : Sheep
River Historical Society.
Especially Pages: 128-134
- Southern Alberta Pioneers and Their Descendants. (1995). Pioneer
kitchens: our heritage from many lands. Calgary, Alberta: Author.
of the First People
Presents a history of the Southern Alberta pioneers and their descendants,
along with a number of photographs courtesy of the Glenbow Archives. Original
recipes of early pioneers are included.