Waiser - Loyal Till Death: Indians and the Northwest Rebellion - Photographs - Cree Council on Sweetgrass Reserve

Database ID32248
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionBill Waiser fonds
File/Item ReferenceMG192_SIII-B19-Photos-Cree (Box 19)
Date of creation1885
Physical description/extent1 photograph; b&w; 11.5 mm x 16 mm
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 Generals Literary Award for non-fiction.
Scope and contentImage of the council held on the Sweetgrass reserve near Battleford. People, horses and terrain in foreground; buildings on extreme left and right of image. Caption from Waiser/Stonechild book: "The Battleford-bound Cree held a council on the Sweetgrass reserve in late March 1885; the meeting was interrupted by two Metis messengers who wanted the Indians to capture the fort."
Copyright holderPublic domain
Copyright expiry datePublic domain
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Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointWaiser, William Andrew, 1953 - . (historian)
Location of originalsPhoto credit: Glenbow Museum.
Other numbers/identificationNA 1223-4. Labelled '31' on back of photograph.
Other notesPhotograph found on page 88, Loyal Till Death: Indians and the Northwest Rebellion.
PlaceFort Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesWaiser, William Andrew (Bill)
Northwest Resistance
Date Range(s)1880-1889
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