Whoop-up, a shortened form of "whoop it up" which means to celebrate boisterously. It recalls Fort Whoop-Up, the fort built in 1869 by American fur traders in what is now southern Alberta. The fort, which was the centre of the illegal exchange with Aboriginal peoples of whisky for buffalo hides, was abandoned when the North-West Mounted Police came West in 1874.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Colombo, John Robert. "Whoop-up". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 17 July 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/whoop-up. Accessed 04 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Colombo, J. (2015). Whoop-up. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/whoop-up
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Colombo, John Robert. "Whoop-up." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited July 17, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Whoop-up," by John Robert Colombo, Accessed December 04, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/whoop-up
Article by John Robert Colombo
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited July 17, 2015