The Battleford Post - Pamphlet. - 1949.

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Database ID25171
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Libraries Special Collections
Fonds/CollectionCanadiana Pamphlets Collection
File/Item ReferenceXLVIII-34l-TheBattleford (Box 47)
Date of creation1949
Physical description/extent1 pamphlet; 6 pages of textual records
Number of images6
Historical noteFort Battleford, built in 1876 and in use until 1924, was the sixth Northwest Mounted Police fort to be established in the Northwest Territories of Canada, and played a central role in the events of the Northwest Resistance of 1885. It was there that Poundmaker was arrested, and that 6 Cree and 2 Stoney were hanged for their participation in the Frog Lake massacre and other killings.Fort Battleford is located at the centre of the junction of the North Saskatchewan and the Battle rivers. This site offered access to fresh water, as it was many years before an on-site well was made available; it also offered an alternative means of transportation to the Red River Cart. As the site was also on a plateau, the fort was easily defensible, and offered clear lines of sight for the surrounding area and to Government Ridge - thus providing warning against possible attacks.
Scope and contentPamphlet outlining the history of Fort Battleford, Saskatchewan. Five original buildings remain as the nucleus of this national historic site.
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Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesPamphlets
Provenance Access PointUniversity of Saskatchewan Library. Canadiana Pamphlets Collection
Other notesItem from Special Collection Pamphlets file [Forts and trails.] Correspondence and clippings, 1949-1956. Also found under call no. XLVIII-293.
PlaceBattleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Fort Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesBig Bear, ca. 1828-1889 (Chief)
Dumont, Gabriel, 1837-1906
Henday, Anthony, fl. 1750-1762
Herchmer, Lawrence William, 1840-1915 (Lt.-Col.)
Laird, David
Poundmaker, ca. 1842-1886 (Chief)
SubjectFur Trade
Law Enforcement -- NWMP
Northwest Resistance
Early European Settlers
Government House
Date Range(s)1750-1775
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