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Article: Post Reserves

The Hudson's Bay Company and churches were in progress after 1899. Each year the Dene would travel from the barren lands and surrounding areas to sell their animal furs to the posts. This type of lifestyle continued until the mid 1900's, then the Dene people became more sedentary and stayed around where the Hudson's Bay post and churches were located. Fond Du Lac Sask. was the first reserve with the first erection of a Hudson's Bay store built in the Western style.