Cutknife Hill, Bayonet Fragment, 03 (Front)

Title: Cutknife Hill, Bayonet Fragment, 03 (Front)
Subject: Cutknife Hill, 1885 Resistance, Poundmaker First Nation, Fisher, Dennis, Jean
Description: This image (by Peter Beszterda) is of an 1866 Chassepot French-made bayonet (c. 1866-1874) that was used on an 11 mm Chassepot rifle. Dennis Fisher bought this artifact from a First Nations man from the Poundmaker First Nation in the 1970s. The man claimed that he found the bayonet fragment from Cutknife Hill, the scene of the Battle of Cuknife Hill (May 2, 1885). It is part of the Dennis and Jean Fisher Collection. This collection contains archaeological artifacts taken from the battlefields of the 1885 Resistance as well as Fort Pitt (Saskatchewan), Cumberland House (Saskatchewan) and St. Peter’s Mission, Montana. The collection also includes various artifacts and ephemera relating to the 1885 Resistance and Gabriel Dumont.
Date: 1866-1874
Type: Image
Date of Copyright: December 12, 2011
Coverage: Cutknife Hill, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
GDI Media Filename: Cutknife Hill Bayonet Fragment (Front).jpg

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Category Fisher, Dennis and Jean Archaeological and Historical Artifact Collection