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Battle of Fish Creek, North West Rebellion
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Battle of Fish Creek, North West Rebellion
1885, by Fred Curzon

The 8,000-strong Canadian contingent was organized into three columns. Major-General Middleton took the main column northward from Qu'Appelle and engaged the Métis on the South Saskatchewan River at Fish Creek (shown here). Despite their superior numbers, Middleton's column was unable to take control of the coulee. Meanwhile, Lieutenant-Colonel Otter and his men went northward from Swift Current to Cut Knife Hill where they were defeated by Chief Poundmaker. Major General Strange and his men proceeded from Calgary to Frenchman's Butte where their fight against Chief Big Bear also ended in a draw.


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