From the Pampas to the Prairies, 1872-1885: Part 1
C.D. LaNauze, Lacombe, Alta.
The author writes of his father, T.S. LaNauze:
‘I am sorry to say the country here is far from improving and is in a very lawless state. War is now declared between the “red” and the “whites” and the whole country is in a bad way. In some places the soldiers have taken all the horses and when the war goes on, the rest of us will all suffer. At one German Estancia where I call on my postman’s rounds, the soldiers killed 26 fat cows and 100 sheep for one night’s feed without paying for anything, and I fear this is only the commencement. So far I have only lost a few horses and no soldiers have visited our place. We wrote to the English consul to know if anything could be done and he replied that as all diplomatic relations had ceased, nothing could be done.’
- More ‘History’ on the Canadian Cattlemen: From the Pampas to the Prairies, Part 1
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