Mackenzie, Donald


Mackenzie, Donald
(1783-1851)
   Born in Scotland. Emigrated to Canada in 1800, and engaged in the service of the North West Company for several years. In 1809 associated with John Jacob Astor in fur-trading on the Columbia. Returned to the service of the North West Company; and in 1821, on its absorption by the Hudson's Bay Company, became a chief factor in the united Company. In 1825 appointed governor of the Red River Settlement, and held the position till 1832, when he retired to the United States. Died at Mayville, New York.
   Index: MS Chief factor, and afterwards governor, of Assiniboia, 222.
   Bib.: Bryce, The Romantic Settlement of Lord Selkirk's Colonists.

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