1879 in Canada

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Events from the year 1879 in Canada.



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The Opening of Canadian Parliament in 1879.

It wasn't an isolated case. During the late 1800s and into the 20th Century, fear of Wendigo (or Windigo) haunted northern Alberta communities, resulting in several grisly deaths. All other deaths he can document were cases of "Wendigo executions," where others have killed the person believed to be possessed. They were acts of self-preservation, attempts to protect their community.


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Richard Gavin Reid

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