Prairie History covers the histories of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Alberta, as well as the US borderlands. Our goal is to publish the latest and best original work of young and experienced scholars, professionals and amateurs, as well as heritage news and commentaries related to archival and museum collections across the West.

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  • Own a Heritage Home? Check Your Policy.

    BY James Kostuchuk | Reviews Editor

Feature Articles

  • “Model Farms” or “Sloven Squatter Agriculture”?: Red River Agriculture and the Environment, 1817–1870

    BY W. F. Rannie | Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg

  • Pure, White, British, and Canadian: The Moose Jaw Origins and Rise of Robin Hood Flour, 1909–1930s

    BY Sarah Carter | Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta

  • The Honourable John Norquay: Indigenous Premier, Canadian Statesman

    BY Gerald Friesen | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Prairie Pageant

  • Switchboard Operator: Emily Lander and Regina’s Early Telephone System

    BY Keith Foster | Regina, Saskatchewan

  • Researching the History of a Winnipeg House

    BY Linda Dietrick | Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald’s Winnipeg Neighbourhood

    BY Michael Parke-Taylor | Toronto, Ontario

  • The Taylor Tombstone: A Cautionary Tale of Death on the Prairie

    BY Greg Petzold | Winnipeg, Manitoba

Book Reviews

  • Review Essay: In Hindsight: Half a Century of Research Discoveries in Canadian History. A series of 21 podcasts featuring Donald Smith and produced by the Ontario Historical Society

    BY Michael Payne | Ottawa, Ontario

  • Sandra Rollings-Magnusson, Tales from the Homestead: A History of Prairie Farmers 1867–1914, Heritage House, Victoria, 2022, 271 pages. ISBN 978-1-77203-389-2, $29.95 (paperback)

    BY Terry Dann | Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Mark Vitaris, Borderlands, Frontenac House, Calgary, 2020, 191 pages. ISBN 978-1 989466-0-7-0, $60.00 (cloth)

    BY Graham A. MacDonald | Parksville, BC

  • Shauna MacKinnon and Kathy Mallett (eds.), Indigenous Resistance and Development in Winnipeg 1960–2000, ARP Books, Winnipeg, 2023, 221 pages. ISBN: 9781927886724-13, $24.00 (paperback)

    BY Jim Silver | Professor Emeritus, University of Winnipeg

  • Timothy Cochrane, Making the Carry: The Lives of John and Tchi-Ki-Wis Linklater, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2022, 310 pages. ISBN 978-1-5179-1388-5, $24.95, (paperback)

    BY Jim Mochoruk | History Department, University of North Dakota

  • David Laurence Jones, New World Dreams: Canadian Pacific Railway and the Golden Northwest, Heritage House, Victoria, 2023, 439 pages. ISBN 9-781772-034554, $49.95 (paperback)

    BY Mark P. Forbes | Department of History, McMaster University

  • Angus Scully, In Our Youth: The Lives, Adventures, and Sacrifices of Early Canadian Flyers, Heritage House, Victoria, 2022, 320 pages. ISBN 978-1172034219, $29.95 (paperback)

    BY Bill Zuk | Winnipeg, Manitoba


  • Reading New Breed Magazine as a Site of Métis History Making

    BY Dane Allard | History Department, University of British Columbia

  • Prairie History Endowment Fund: Report from the Chair

    BY Rick Frost | Endowment Chair

Prairie Gazette

  • Conferences Return to the Prairies


  • A Fun Night Out in Longview, Alberta


  • “Graffiti” on Rock near Prince of Wales Fort, Churchill, Manitoba


  • Major Announcement on Manitoba’s Seal River Watershed


  • New Norman Kwong Heritage Minute


  • Brick Flour Mill at Yorkton, Saskatchewan


  • What Happened to Fort Battleford National Historic Site?


  • Potential National Urban Parks on the Prairies


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The journal Prairie History (ISSN 2562-8976 print | 2562-8984 online), published by the Manitoba Historical Society, combines scholarly articles with popular history as well as book reviews and other specialty pieces. The Prairie Gazette heritage newsletter is also part of each issue. It is the only journal in Canada to combine these diverse approaches in one place.

In 2020, Prairie History replaced Manitoba History.

Contributor guidelines, including formatting conventions for manuscripts, are available here.

Submissions to Prairie History are welcome and should be directed as follows:
Feature articles | Prairie Pageant articles | Prairie Gazette articles | Reviews

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Manitoba History (1980 to 2019) published peer-reviewed scholarly, articles, documentary selections, essays, pictorial essays, and reviews relating to the social, economic, political, intellectual, and cultural history of Manitoba and the Canadian West.

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