Robert Sinton (conclusion)
Z.M. Hamilton, Regina, Sask.
‘During the late winter of 1885, disturbing rumours began to spread about the country. The previous Fall, Louis Riel had come from his school house in Montana, to take the leadership of the Metis in the Saskatchewan country, in their agitation for what they considered their rights.
Meetings had been held at Prince Albert, St. Laurent, the Forks of the Road, and other northern points, at which there had been some intemperate speech. At these gatherings, a number of the Metis had appeared in armed parties, and there were rumours of a rising. There was a great deal of unrest in the half-breed settlements, and the Government of Canada was being warned that an armed rebellion might break out at any time. White settlers along the two branches of the Saskatchewan River were alarmed, and nervous, and wires were sent to Ottawa asking for military protection.’
- More ‘History’ from the Canadian Cattlemen: Robert Sinton, Pt. 1
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