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Memorable Manitobans: Poundmaker (1826-1886)

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Poundmaker
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Aboriginal leader.

He led Cree warriors in support of Louis Riel during the 1885 North West Rebellion. For his role in the incident, he was incarcerated at the Stony Mountain Penitentiary on 21 August 1885 but was released within six months, on 4 March 1886.

See also:

Poundmaker by Lillian Gibbons
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 6, Number 1, September 1960

F. Beverley Robertson: The Tragic Life of Poundmaker’s Defence Counsel by Ross D. Petty
Manitoba History, Number 73, Fall 2013

Sources:

“War Chief’s real name proved a tongue-twister” by Lillian Gibbons, Winnipeg Tribune, 28 May 1960. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 23]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 December 2013

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