[Reports on Métis in Carlton District and Duck Lake Engagement]. Original title: Riel Rebellion - Carlton District half-breeds. (Duck Lake Engagement on 26 March 1885)
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[Reports on Métis in Carlton District and Duck Lake Engagement]. Original title: Riel Rebellion - Carlton District half-breeds. (Duck Lake Engagement on 26 March 1885)Hierarchical level:FileDate:1884-1885.Reference:RG18-A-1, Volume number: 12, 12, File number: 20-85, File part: 1-2, 1-2File no. (creator):20-85Type of material:Textual material, Maps and cartographic materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:856214Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsDate(s):1884-1885.Place of creation:OntarioAdded country of publication:Manitoba, AlbertaExtent:1 file of textual records.
1 map : sketch.Language of material:EnglishScope and content:Reports and correspondence with the North West Mounted Police regarding the activities of Métis and First Nations in the Northwest Territories (later Saskatchewan and Alberta) and the military engagement at Duck Lake on March 26, 1885. Correspondence comes from Battleford, Regina, Fort Pitt, Carlton, Duck Lake, Batoche, Calgary, Prince Albert, Winnipeg, and Ottawa.Finding aid no.:Additional information:General Note:Throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the federal government of Canada used the term "Half-breed" to refer to people of mixed First Nations and European ancestries. This included the Métis Nation, a people who coalesced into a distinct nation in the northwest in the late 18th century., The North West Resistance (or North West Rebellion) was an uprising in what is now Saskatchewan and Alberta. It began in 1884, when Louis Riel returned to Canada to advocate for the rights of the Métis of Saskatchewan and formed a provisional government. Riel led an armed insurgency, fought mainly by Métis and some First Nations allies. It ended with their defeat by federal troops at the Battle of Batoche on May 9, 1885.Subject heading:Source:Government
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