Cut Knife Plaque

Database ID25870
InstitutionSaskatchewan Archives Board
Fonds/CollectionSaskatchewan Archives Board Photo Collection
File/Item ReferenceS-B 303
Date of creation1952
Physical description/extent1 photograph; b&w; 17.5 x 26.5 cm
Number of images1
Scope and contentClose-up image of plaques at Cut Knife Hill. Plaque reads: "Cut Knife Battlefield. Named after Chief Cut Knife of the Sarcee in an historic battle with the Cree. On 2nd May, 1885, Lt. Col. W.D. Otter led 325 troops composed of North West Mounted Police, "B" Battery, "C" Company, Foot Guards, Queen's Own and Battleford Rifles, against the Cree and Assiniboine under Poundmaker and Fine Day. After an engagement of six hours, the troops retreated to Battleford."
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Copyright holderUnknown
Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointSaskatchewan Archives Board Photo Collection
PlaceBattleford, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cut Knife Hill, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cut Knife, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesOtter, William Dillon, 1843-1929
Poundmaker, ca. 1842-1886 (Chief)
Community Histories
Northwest Resistance
Cree - Plains
Date Range(s)1950-1959
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