The battle began at about noon when a Cree emissary and a police interpreter scuffled during a parley. The police and volunteers retreated about half an hour later. Twelve of their force of 100 were killed. Six of the slightly larger rebel force died. Métis military commander Gabriel DUMONT was wounded; his brother, Isidore, was the first to die. A cairn now marks the eastern edge of the battlefield on Highway 212.
Author BOB BEAL
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Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge
The website for the Canadian Aboriginal Writing and Arts Challenge, which features Canada's largest essay writing competition for Aboriginal youth (ages 14-29) and a companion program for those who prefer to work through painting, drawing and photography. See their guidelines, teacher resources, profiles of winners, and more. From the Historica-Dominion Institute.
An extensive biography of Edgar Dewdney, civil engineer, contractor, politician, office holder, and lieutenant governor. Provides details about his involvement with Indian and Métis communities in the North-West Territories, the settlement of the West, the construction of the transcontinental railway, and related events. From the “Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online.”