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From a landscape of the endless horizons of Saskatchewan comes this collection of five historical anecdotes. Titles include: Medicine Line: The story of the dramatic and historic meeting between Major James Walsh of the Mounties and Chief Sitting Bull of the Dakota Sioux following the defeat of Custer (10 min. 20 sec.); Canada Vignettes: St. Laurent Pilgrimage: Prior to the Northwest Rebellion and continuing to the present day, members of the Métis Catholic community were among the faithful who made an annual pilgrimage to the village of St. Laurent in the Duck Lake area of Saskatchewan, the spiritual centre of the Métis nation at the time of the Rebellion (2 min.); The Giant: The tallest Canadian ever born (8 feet 3 inches), the 'Willow Bunch Giant,' Edouard Beaupré, was born in 1881 in the tiny Métis community south of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (2 min. 25 sec.); Shipbuilder: The story of Tom Sukanen, an eccentric Finnish immigrant who homesteaded in Saskatchewan in the 1920s and '30s and built a huge iron ship that was to carry him back to his native Finland (6 min. 5 sec.); and Canada Vignettes: The Move: A Saskatchewan grain elevator is moved across the snow-covered prairie to a new home (5 min.).

1988, 26 min 03 s

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