Pigott Correspondence, Post 1885 (07)

Title: Pigott Correspondence, Post 1885 (07)
Creator: Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott
Subject: 1885, Resistance, Métis, Military, Batoche, Battle, Pipe
Description: This is a note, written by Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott, which accompanied a pipe that was taken off the battlefield, during the Battle of Batoche, May 12, 1885. The pipe belonged to “Fraser”, a Métis who had been killed during the battle after he shot and killed Captain John French. Fraser’s pipe can be viewed on the website under the title “Pipe, Pigott”. This item, part of A.C.D. Pigott’s post 1885 personal correspondence, is part of the A.C.D. Pigott Collection, which was acquired by the Gabriel Dumont Institute in October 1991 by the Ted Pappas family of Vancouver, British Columbia. The collection includes: Louis Riel’s English-French dictionary, Lieutenant Colonel Pigott’s 1885 Resistance battlefield manuscript, and a number of artifacts taken off the battlefield including: an inscribed watch, a pipe, a bullet maker and a buffalo powder horn (both from the Métis trenches), a carved wooden container taken from Big Bear’s camp, a First Nations decorative bracelet and horsehair braiding, which may have been traded for food by somebody captured by the Boulton’s Scouts.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1930s?
Type: Image
Format: image/jpeg
Language: English
Date of Copyright: October 29, 2004
Coverage: Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: DVD 2
GDI Media Filename: onloc_06.jpg

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