Pigott Appendix, Post 1885, The Cause of the Rebellion

Title: Pigott Appendix, Post 1885, The Cause of the Rebellion
Creator: Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott
Subject: 1885, Resistance, Métis, Military, Big Bear, Poundmaker, Scrip, Middleton, General
Description: In this one page appendix to "Resumé of the Riel Rebellion”, Lieutenant Colonel A.C.D. Pigott has outlined the failure of the Scrip System to provide the Métis with a land base as a cause of the 1885 Resistance. He also indicated that he did not like General Middleton because he had no confidence in the Canadian volunteers. Pigott also delineated the matérial used by the Canadian military and he concluded with outlining the cost of the campaign - $4,451,584.38. This was a considerable sum for 1885 Canada. This document, 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: 1920s
Type: Image
Format: image/jpeg
Language: English
Date of Copyright: November 18,2004
Coverage: Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: DVD 2
GDI Media Filename: onloc_32.jpg

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Category Resistance
Category Pigott Document Collection