Batoche

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Actor Donald Sutherland Featured in Five-Hour 'Riel Commission' - Press release. - 16 April 1985.

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Description
Concerns CBC radio program "The Riel Commission: An Investigation into the Survival of a People," starring Donald Sutherland and August Schellenberg. Includes broadcast information and the purpose of the production to commemorate the centennial of the Northwest Resistance of 1885.
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Almighty Voice

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Reginald Bird Beatty
Description
An article written by Reginald Beatty describing the events leading to the death of Almighty Voice, a member in One Arrow's Band at the Duck Lake agency.
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Archeological Dig at Batoche

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
Linda Holoboff
Description
Nine images of an Archeological Dig at Batoche, directed by Paul Donahue and funded by Parks Canada.
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Batoche Cairn Dedication Ceremony, mid 1920s

Images » Photographs
Description
Image of unidentified Roman Catholic priest addressing the crowd at the Batoche National Historic Site cairn ceremony. Spectators and RCMP members in foreground; cars and spectators in background.
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Batoche Dinner - Royal Regiment of Canada - Toronto, ON

Documents & Presentations
Description
File contains a copy of Diefenbaker's speech at the annual Batoche Dinner of the Royal Regiment of Canada, in which he speaks of the Riel Rebellion and of Indigenous peoples obtaining the right to vote and gaining representation in Parliament.
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Batoche Historic Site: Public Comment on the Themes and Objectives

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Parks Canada
Description

Report dealing with the National Historic Park at Batoche and discussing various proposed improvements and difficulties. Includes discussion of archeaology, classification, preservation, tourist facilities, ecology, historical representation and other issues encountered by the Park.

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Batoche National Historic Site

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, National Historic Sites Division
Description

Booklet focuses on the Battle of Batoche, the final confrontation in the North-West Resistance.

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Batoche National Historic Site of Canada

Web Sites » Governmental
Author/Creator
Parks Canada
Description
Describes the role of Batoche during the North West Resistance in the context of Métis history and community. Includes a virtual tour.
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Batoche National Historic Site / Public Comment on the Plan Alternatives - Report. - August 1981.

Documents & Presentations
Description
Results from public meetings of persons interested in the development of Batoche, site of an important battle during the Northwest Resistance. Aspects of development that are favored include a visitor's centre, preservation of nearby buildings relevant to the Battle of Batoche, and preservation of the landscape as native vegetation.

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Batoche ... One More Time

Media » Film and Video
Author/Creator
Marjorie Beaucage
Description
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Back to Batoche days. Duration: 25:05.
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Batoche Rectory National Parks Sign

Images » Photographs
Author/Creator
W.J. Robinson
Description
A colour photograph of a wooden sign made by National Parks Branch, Government of Canada that marks the Batoche rectory as a last holdout of the Metis during their resistance in 1885.
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Batoche's House

Images » Photographs
Description
Image of Batoche's house, with a group of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are standing or are seated on the porch; summer scene. Written on front of image: "Batoche's house / x window through which Cpt. French shot." An x in ink shows the window. On back of image: “Batoche my home for three years / for my neice (sic) Stella Dorien / Duck Lake April 6th 1909 / A Picnic from Rosthern N.W.T. Sask.”
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Battleford and Medicine Hat - Newspaper clipping - 9 May 1885.

Articles » General
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 1885, p. 196
Description
Note: The description of this document uses wording that was common to mainstream society of that time period in history. As such, it contains language that is no longer in common use and may offend some readers. This wording should not be construed to represent the views of the Indigenous Studies Portal or the University of Saskatchewan Library. A short article on the ongoing Northwest Resistance, including four sketches: 1. The fort at Battleford; 2. The South Saskatchewan; 3. Steamers loading at Medicine Hat; 4. The Revolt of the Half-Breeds.
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The Campaign of 1885: A Contemporary Account

Articles » General
Author/Creator
George F. G. Stanley
William Thomas Wrighton
Saskatchewan History, vol. 13, no. 3, Autumn, 1960, pp. 100-107
Description

Letters written by Canadian Militia Colour Sergeant William Thomas Wrighton in April and May of 1885 describe his experience at the Battle of Batoche during the Northwest Resistance. Includes archival photos of the soldiers and battlegrounds taken by Captain J. Peters. Entire issue on one pdf file, scroll to page 100.

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Canadian History - Historic Sites and Monuments - Batoche

Archival » Archival Items
Description
File containing correspondence relating to the involvement of Indigenous people in celebrations at the historical site of Batoche, the development of a scholarship fund, a meeting between the Indigenous and Metis leaders with public officials about the Batoche celebration, and correspondence about the development of the historic site. File also includes historical notes about Batoche, including information about the Northwest Resistance, and record of Indigenous and Metis peoples killed in the 'North West Rebellion' (found in a tour guide entitled "Fish Creek - Batoche").
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Chapter XV -- "The Tragedy of 'Almighty Voice'"

E-Books
Author/Creator
John Hawkes
Description
Chapter XII from "The Story of Saskatchewan and its People." The chapter is entitled "The Tragedy of 'Almighty Voice'" and descibes Hawkes' version of the incident between ALmighty Voice and Colebrooke in October, 1895. The last section of the chapter entitled "Inside Light on Tragedy" provides further information, via a statement made by Almighty Voice's father Sounding Sky.
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Chapter XX -- "The Rebellion of 1885"

Alternate Title
The Story of Saskatchewan and Its People
E-Books
Author/Creator
John Hawkes
Description
Chapter XII from "The Story of Saskatchewan and its People." The chapter is entitled "The Rebellion of 1885". The first section, "A Retrospect", is a brief introduction to the Resistance. It further broken down into "The Grievances" and the "Bill of Rights".
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Chapter XXI -- "Rebellion"

E-Books
Author/Creator
John Hawkes
Description
Chapter XII, "Rebellion". A summary of the events concerning the 1885 Resistance. Hawkes separates the sections into "The Fighting", "Fish Creek", "Batcoche", "Captain Howard and his Gatling Gun", "Cut Knife", "The Alberta Field Force: Frenchman's Butte", "The Ballad of the Near-Battle of Cussed Creek". The chapter includes images of the North West Mounted Police guard room, Regina Barracks, Tourand's Home, the stone house at Warman Ferry, an old house in Duck Lake, Old Mill at Duck Lake, Store at Duck Lake, the remains of the old convent at St. Laurent, "Riel's Councillors".
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Chapter XXV -- "Duck Lake"

E-Books
Author/Creator
John Hawkes
Description
Chapter XXV, "Duck Lake". A summary of the events at Duck Lake during the 1885 Resistance.
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Chapter XXXI -- "Louis Riel After Death"

E-Books
Author/Creator
John Hawkes
Description
A chapter opens with an account of the events immediately after the death of Riel. Also included is a "A Short Story of Batoche" by Louis Schmidt.
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Chief Prosper John

Images » Photographs
Description
Black and white photograph of Chief Prosper John (on left) and another indigenous man from the One Arrow Reserve near Batoche Saskatchewan sitting on a pile of wood wearing European clothing.
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"D" for Disturbance - Mrs. C. Wetton. - Newspaper articles. - January-February 1965.

Articles » General
Author/Creator
C. Wetton
Description
A series of 16 articles written by Mrs. C. Wetton of North Battleford relating to the daily reports of the House of Commons of the activities of Louis Riel and others. The articles relate to events beginning on 16 March 1885, and ending on 1 March 1886.

Historical note:

Mrs. C. Wetton was a staff correspondent for the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix at North Battleford for 37 years.
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Dr. A.B. Stewart Papers - Napoleon Venne Correspondence. - 1923-1924.

Archival » Archival Items
Author/Creator
Napoleon Venne
Dr. A.B. Stewart
Description
This folder contains correspondence relating to a pension increase request for Napoleon Venne, shot by Almighty Voice on 26 May 1897. Venne sought medical aid for his wound from Dr. A.B. Stewart, and Stewart wrote a letter of support in 1924 for Venne's request for a pension increase. Venne was turned down. Also includes a letter from William Bleasdell Cameron about the capture of Big Bear.

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The Enigma of Louis David Riel

Alternate Title
The Story of Saskatchewan and its People ; v.1
E-Books
Author/Creator
John Hawkes
Description
Chapter 27 from The Story of Saskatchewan and Its People (vol. 1).
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Eugene "Charlie" Boucher

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Description
Charles-Eugene "Charlie" Boucher, Conservative Member of the Territorial Assembly for Batoche. He resided between St. Laurent and St. Louis Saskatchewan. In 1886 he married Helen Letendre.
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