Another lovely post by Sue at Travel Tales of Life of our great Canadian history!
The remains of the village of Batoche nestle quietly on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river. The province’s name originates from this body of water, which the Cree called Kisiskatchewani Sipi, meaning “swift-flowing river.”
Once welcoming French Canadian voyageurs, this small trading post would be the sight of the last battlefield of the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 in Western Canada.
A short drive from my childhood home, my Mom joined us in exploring this Canadian National Historic site. We invite you to walk back in time on the Canadian prairies with us.
The Metis are one of the recognized Aboriginal peoples of Canada with their descent traced to a mix of First Nations and European heritage. In the late 1800s, during a period of much social change in Western Canada, the Metis felt that the government of Canada did not address their rights, their land and the protection of…
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