The Cypress Hills

The Cypress Hills

An Island by Itself

Book - 2007
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With an abundance of buffalo, other game, and lodge pole pine, the hills straddling the Alberta/Saskatchewan/United States border were a natural gathering point for First Nations and Métis peoples. Their presence drew the Hudson Bay Company and American free traders, whiskey traders, and wolfers, resulting in a clash of cultures culminating in the 1873 Cypress Hills massacre, an armed ambush of a Nakoda camp by a group of drunken wolfers and whiskey traders. This event brought the Northwest Mounted Police to maintain peace in the west, and led to the creation of Fort Walsh, today a national historic site. Hildebrandt and Hubner uncover the history, stories, and people to establish a historical narrative of this significant region.
Publisher: Saskatoon, Sask. : Purich Pub., 2007.
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9781895830309
Branch Call Number: 971. 243 HIL 2007
Characteristics: 184 p. : ill., maps, ports.
Additional Contributors: Hubner, Brian 1958-


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