Fort Pitt Historic Park - Pamphlet.. - 1967.

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Database ID25133
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionCanadiana Pamphlets Collection
File/Item ReferenceXLVIII-33-FortPitt (Box 47)
Date of creation1967
Physical description/extent1 pamphlet; 25 pages of textual records
Number of images25
Historical noteFort Pitt was a fort built in 1830 by the Hudson's Bay Company on the North Saskatchewan River in Canada. It was built by Chief Factor John Rowand, previously of Fort Edmonton, in order to trade for buffalo hides, meat and pemmican. Pemmican, dried buffalo meat, was required as provisions for HBC's northern trading posts. Fort Pitt was built where the territories of the Cree, Assiniboine and Blackfoot converged. It was located on a large bend in the river just east of the present day Alberta-Saskatchewan border and was the major post between Fort Edmonton and Fort Carlton. In 1876, it was one of the locations for signing Treaty 6. It was the scene of the Battle of Fort Pitt during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.
Scope and contentA detailed history and guide to Fort Pitt Historic Park, located near present-day Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Fort Pitt was an important scene of battle during the Northwest Resistance of 1885.
ContributerSaskatchewan Department of Natural Resources (author)
Copyright holderSaskatchewan Department of Natural Resources
Copyright expiry dateUnknown
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesPamphlets
Provenance Access PointUniversity of Saskatchewan Library. Canadiana Pamphlets Collection
PlaceFort Pitt, Saskatchewan, Canada
Frog Lake, Alberta, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesButler, Lt. William
Department of Natural Resources
Dickens, Francis, 1844-1886 (NWMP officer)
McKay, William
Morris, Alexander
Pitt, Thomas
Government -- provincial
Hudson's Bay Company
Hunting and Trapping
Law Enforcement -- NWMP
Metis -- History
Northwest Resistance
Treaty -- Treaty 6
Palliser Expedition
North West Company
Wandering Spirit
Date Range(s)pre-1491
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