Waiser - Loyal Till Death:Indians and the Northwest Rebellion - Battleford

Database ID32181
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionBill Waiser fonds
File/Item ReferenceMG192_SIII-Battleford (Box 16)
Date of creation199?
Physical description/extent1 file; 2 cm
Number of images1
Historical noteLoyal Till Death: Indians and the North West Rebellion was co-authored with Professor Blair Stonechild, head of Indigenous Studies at the First Nations University of Canada. The book was praised for its sensitivity in telling the stories of Indians during this turbulent time. It won a 1997 Saskatchewan Book Award for First Peoples Publishing and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for non-fiction.
Scope and contentThe file contains various documents compiled by Dr. Waiser during the research and writing of "Loyal Till Death:Indians and the Northwest Rebellion" (1997). These include: a 19 page booklet of photocopied research notes (presumably by Dr. Waiser) on events in the Battleford area in 1885 and numerous sources consulted; research notes on recipe cards (presumably by Dr. Waiser) from various secondary sources related to events in the Battelford area in 1885; a copy of correspondence (an email?) between Jim Miller and Bill Waiser regarding a draft of Chapter Five of "Loyal Till Death" with Dr. Miller's suggestions for revision stated; a 33 page publication entitled Research Bulletin No. 117 "The North-West Mounted Police, in 1874-1889: A Statistical Study" by Dr. Waiser for Parks Canada (1979); a copy of a statement by William McKay on events in the Battleford area during 1885 from the Hudson's Bay Company Archives; a page from a draft of "Loyal Till Death" with lines highlighted discussing Indian Agent John Rae's meeting with Big Bear in 1883 (pg. 60 of the draft); a copy of Canada Sessional Papers No. 4, 1880, discussing the "unneccessaring nervousness" of the inhabitants of Battleford; a copy of a private and confidential letter to Edgar Dewdney discussing Farm Instructors (1885); an excerpt from Grant MacEwan's book "Fifty Mighty Men" discussing "The Pioneer Publisher" Patrick Gammie Laurie of the Saskatchewan Herald (1975); Copies of "translations of rebel documents" from the National Archives (RG13 Justice B2); a copy of a memo from an illegible sender announcing that "the Indians have left their reserves and are concentrating on 'Poundmakers"" (1885); a copy of a telegraph announcing "Battleford ravaged" by one W.P. Sharp (1885); a copy of an article from the Toronto Mail (Oct 31, 1885) entitled "What the Rebels Did" taken from the Battleford Herald discussing damages from the uprising in 1885; a photocopies of pgs 46, 57, 64, of "Telegrams of The North-West Campaign, 1885" ed. Morton; a photocopy of a letter (illegible); the entry from the Dictionary of Canadian Biography for Minahikosis (Little Pine) by John L. Tobias; an article entitled "Clan McKay in the West" by W. Bleadell Cameron from the September 1944 Issue of the Beaver; copies of two undated letters from John Cameron; a copy of an undated letter from Indian Agent J. Rae.
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesArticles
Field notes
Provenance Access PointWaiser, William Andrew, 1953 - . (historian)
PlaceBattleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Fort Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Canada -- National
Cultural regionPlains
Canada -- National
NamesBig Bear ** [mistahi-maskwa
Cameron, William Bleasdell
Dewdney, Edgar, 1835-1916 (MP, Minister)
Laurie, Patrick Gammie, 1833-1903 (Publisher)
Little Pine ** [minahihkosis
McKay Family
McKay, Angus
McKay, William
Poundmaker ** [pihtikowa-nahapçwiyin / pihtikwân-ayapîwîyan
Rae, J. M.
Sharp, W.P.
Waiser, William Andrew (Bill)
SubjectCommunity Histories
Northwest Resistance
Indigenous Relations
Indigenous Peoples General
Government policy
Government officials -- Farm instructor
Hudson's Bay Company
Early European Settlers
Government - Territorial
Date Range(s)1880-1889
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