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Memorable Manitobans: Kapeyakwaskonam (One Arrow, Une Fleche) (c1815-1886)

Cree chief.

Chief of a band of Willow Crees who hunted in the Cypress Hills, he was arrested on a charge of treason-felony during the North-West Rebellion. After an unsatisfactory trial, in which he spoke to defend himself only after a verdict of guilty had been given, he was sentenced to three years in Stony Mountain Penitentiary. During his imprisonment he was converted to Catholicism, and when he was released because of ill health in April 1886 he was taken to the archbishop’s palace in St Boniface, where he died a few weeks later.

See also:

Kapeyakwaskonam, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 461-62.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2011

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