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Fort Battleford, in Battleford Saskatchewan

Canadian National Historic Site

Right next to where we were camped was Fort Battleford, a National Historic site. And as it was free admission in 2017, we took advantage of the free admission. It did cost us $7.80 for a guided tour, which turned out to be a private tour that lasted an hour and a half.

The significance of this site is that it was used during the Louis Riel Rebellion of 1885. Where the Metis and First Nations had an uprising against the dominion government and the British crown. 500 local people sought refuge at the Fort during the rebellion. Eleven men were hanged for treason, including Louis Riel. It was interesting to hear what the issues were, and what went right and what went wrong during this short lived Rebellion. One interesting fact is the judge that found these men guilty of treason had his house burned down during the rebellion.

On this trip, my American husband is learning lots about Canadian history😊👍

Posted by Mo-natravels 04:47

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Sounds like you are having a great time! And thank you sharing your Canadian history with all us is so interesting!

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