The Battle of Seven Oaks
And the Violent Birth of The Red River Settlement
by Irene Gordon
For many Metis, the Battle of Seven Oaks is the historic moment when their people first stood up for their rights as a nation against England and the Hudson's Bay company. This book chronicles the dramatic struggle between the North West Company and the Hudson's Bay Company, out of which the Red River settlement (and later, Winnipeg) was born.