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Frenchman Butte National Historic Site of Canada

Site of 1885 battle, Cree and Canadian troops; Northwest Rebellion

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Starved out by government agents and forced to pillage to survive, an old way of life gave way to the start of a new one in the Dominion of Canada for the First Nations. Explore the site of Frenchman Butte where Plains Cree engaged in battle with Canadian Militia troops. See the rifle pits dug by the Cree and picture the hundreds who sheltered within them. || Located in Aspen forest and surrounded by fields with very few modern-day intrusions, the Frenchman Butte site is an hour’s drive northeast from Lloydminster and 303km from Saskatoon. Plan to spend an hour or so exploring the site and soaking up the atmosphere.

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