Pigott Appendix, 1885, On Big Bear’s Trail

Title: Pigott Appendix, 1885, On Big Bear’s Trail
Creator: Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott
Subject: 1885, Resistance, First Nations, Military, Big Bear, Mounted Police, Frog Lake, Fort Pitt
Description: Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott likely wrote this document, “On Big Bear’s Trail”, shortly after the 1885 Resistance concluded. This is chronology of events during the 1885 Resistance, which lead to Big Bear’s surrender on July 2, 1885. This document, part of A.C.D. Pigott’s 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: 1885
Type: Image
Format: image/jpeg
Language: English
Date of Copyright: October 29, 2004
Coverage: Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: DVD 2
GDI Media Filename: onloc_09.jpg

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Category Resistance
Category Pigott Document Collection