Sam Steele and the Northwest Rebellion: The Trail of 1885

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In the spring of 1885, it appeared that war was about to set the Canadian West aflame. Louis Riel had established a Metis provisional government at Batoche, and the Cree, led by war chief Wandering Spirit, had killed settlers, taken hostages and forced the capitulation of Fort Pitt. Among the forces marshalled to quell the unrest was an elite scouting unit of the Alberta Field Force, led by the charismatic Sam Steele of the North West Mounted Police. Aggressive, tenacious and supremely confident, Steele was a seasoned ...

Sam Steele and the Northwest Rebellion: The Trail of 1885 2013, Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd., Victoria

ISBN-13: 9781927527221

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