Pigott Correspondence, Post 1885 (08)

Title: Pigott Correspondence, Post 1885 (08)
Creator: Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott
Subject: 1885, Resistance, Métis, Military, Batoche, Battle, First Nations, Braiding
Description: This is a note, written by Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott, which accompanied a piece of horsehair braiding (of a rope?) by a captured First Nations warrior after the the Battle of Batoche, May 12, 1885. Pigott mentioned in the note that he fed the prisoner some hard tack after he was captured. 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
Date of Copyright: January 17, 2005
Coverage: Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: DVD 2
GDI Media Filename: onloc_07.jpg

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