Posts Tagged ‘Swiss Colonists’

Sites of Interest… or Not!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

by Elizabeth Campbell

I was alerted to a new-to-me website this morning – one that mentions the Red River Colony. So, naturally, I went in to have a look!

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Saturday, November 21st, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell
Peter Rindisbacher c. 1834. Self Portrait

Peter Rindisbacher c. 1834. Self Portrait

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Friday, November 20th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

A few more Rindisbachers related to the RRS:

Métis Family ca. 1826 (Bata Shoe Museum P80.982)

Métis Family ca. 1826 (Bata Shoe Museum P80.982)

 	Chippewa mode of traveling in spring and summer by Peter Rindisbacher c. 1825 (Virtual Museum of Canada)

Chippewa mode of traveling in spring and summer by Peter Rindisbacher c. 1825 (Virtual Museum of Canada; West Point Museum Art Collection)

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

Peter Rindisbacher was the first artist of European descent to portray the First Nations people of the Great Plains. He was meticulous in recording the detail of their garb and ornaments, and was recorded as painting very accurate likenesses, also.

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

The young Swiss artist Peter Rindisbacher always practiced his skills using materials at hand. People who knew of his gift and were in a position to supply him with paint often did. He preferred watercolours, and he often sketched in ink his subject prior to completing a painting. Rindisbacher sometimes used these sketches or studies to create several paintings, which he would sell to HBC employees, military or government officials and publishers.

Artist was a Young Man – Alvin M. Josephy

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009
by Elizabeth Campbell

Subtitled The Life Story of Peter Rindisbacher, this book was written as a supplement to the 1970 art exhibition of the same name. As a consequence, it is not very long, but it is filled with information of an often overlooked group of original Selkirk Settlers, the Swiss of 1821.

Annual Reunion Meal and AGM (Dec. 1, 2013)

November 1st, 2013

Our annual reunion meal and AGM will be held on December 1st, 2013, from noon to 4:00 p.m., on the third floor of the Manitoba Hydro Building, 360 Por... Read More »


Tour of the Hudson’s Bay Company Archives (Nov. 14, 2013)

November 1st, 2013

Betty Gill is organizing a tour for us on Thursday, Nov. 14th, at 4 p.m. at the Manitoba Provincial Archives Bldg., entrance on Vaughan St., just sout... Read More »


Greetings to the Community

November 1st, 2013

Several of our members have brought greetings to the community-at-large on behalf of TLSARL. Cathie Morgan Matula brought greetings to the Powerview W... Read More »




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