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Montreal Garrison Artillery and Indian scouts, North West Rebellion, 1885 Oliver B. Buell 1885, 19th century. Gift of the Estate of M. Omer Lavallée. MP-1993.6.2.31. © McCord Museum.

Montreal Garrison with Chief Piapot and five other chiefs, Regina, Saskatchewan,circa 1885

North-West Mounted Police.  An example of the many kinds of forces defending Her Majesty's empire, the NWMP were established in 1873 with the goal of bringing law and order over the Northwest Territories. Originally to be called Mounted Rifles, the name was changed to "Police" to sound less martial. Despite the name, the unit was established along military lines, and operated as a military unit at times, notably during the Northwest Rebellion and the Battle of Duck Lake, 26 March, 1885.

Alberta Grade 4 Social Studies - History - Linguistic Heritage - First European written account of Alberta was by Anthony Henday

Dominion soldiers trying to sleep in the "Zareba" that General Middleton ordered built on my great great grandfather's back fields. My dad said that after the army had left, my great great grandfather plowed over the remnants of this Zareba, much to future archeologists chagrin, who picked over every inch of this area looking for artifacts.

Image of a zareba at Batoche, showing soldiers sleeping behind walls of fortification. Visible are several Snider-Enfield rifles used by the soldie.

Assiniboine Man, 1833   Karl Bodmer

This Bata Shoe Museum website features virtual museum exhibitions that fall into the themes of Canadian Aboriginal cultures, Footwear of Canada's Multi-cultural Groups, Fashion Footwear and Special Purpose Footwear.

Northwest Rebellion 1885 Louis Riel Northwest Territories Canada

Northwest Rebellion 1885 Louis Riel Northwest Territories Canada

Cree man by outdoor oven, Lebret, NWT (SK), 1885. Photo: O.B. Buell

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Fancy Shawl Dancer Violet John [Cree] is also a former Miss Indian World & former Hoop Dancer Champion of the world.

Fancy Shawl Dancer Violet John [Cree] is also a former Miss Indian World former Hoop Dancer Champion of the world.

Assiniboine camp on the Manitoba plains circa 1869-70 by Canadian artist, William Armstrong.

Assiniboine camp on the Manitoba plains circa by Canadian artist, William Armstrong.

Unknown, 1920 Different types of Royal North-West Mounted Police uniforms. Source - LAC

oldcanada: “ Unknown, 1920 Different types of Royal North-West Mounted Police uniforms.

Idle No More rally on the Blood Reserve in Stand Off, Alberta. (Photo: Blaire Russell)

The federal Aboriginal Affairs department shared information with Canada’s spies and other federal law enforcement agencies to bolster surveillance of the Idle No More movement [.

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