J.M. Bumsted is a history professor at the University of Manitoba, and is a prolific author of popular histories on western Canada. He has published numerous titles including Fur Trade Wars, The Red River Rebellion, Floods of the Centuries, and The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919.
"A vibrant and thought—provoking portrait set in Red River and early western Canada. . . a stimulating and engaging work." — The Beaver
"Bumsted breathes new life into the events of Manitoba’s past. . . local readers will discover a hotbed of history in familiar places such as The Forks, Seven Oaks and St. Boniface. They will also enjoy Bumsted’s candid narrative, which brings clarity to the issues involved in the history and geography of this region." — Winnipeg Free Press