History: The Venerable Archdeacon George McKay

Reprinted from the September 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The Venerable Archdeacon George McKay
By W. H. McKay

‘Some time in the late seventies, Canon McKay was appointed Chaplain of the famous R. N. W. M. Police and stationed at Fort Macleod. He at once saw that the best way to prevent an outbreak of hostilities among the powerful Blackfoot Confederacy, was by cultivating their friendship to the greatest extent. To do so, it was necessary for him to learn to speak their dialect, so that he could converse with them, in their own language.’

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