Late June, 1941
Our route lay along the north bank of the Assiniboine. We crossed the Mouse and Qu’Appelle rivers, and then turning north past Fort Pelly we started for the Saskatchewan. On this vast plain we met our first buffalo, immense herds being seen feeding on the rich grasses of the valley. Here Mr. James BIRD overtook us and became our guide. In this region we also met Dr. TOLME and his party from the Columbia, and were passed by Sir George SIMPSON, on his tour around the world. In this section of the country the land seemed excellent, although timber was very scarce.
Flett, John. "Interesting Local History: A Sketch of the Emigration from Selkirk's Settlement to Puget Sound in 1841." Tacoma Daily Ledger, February 1885.
James Sinclair, Courtesy of the BC Archives