Report of the Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police
The crowds of strikers and supporters collided with the group of North-West Mounted Police
, Bloody Saturday had begun.
The Canadian government was insistent that they return to the United States, the North-West Mounted Police
systematically undermined Sitting Bull's authority over his people, and in 1881 the last of the Dakota left, destitute and dispirited.
At the same time the North-West Mounted Police
felt duty bound to uphold the laws of their land while maintaining a good relationship with the Mormons and other Canadian citizens.
Invitations to the Calgary Stampede, beautifully styled with intricate calligraphy and iconic photographic images of mountains, lakes, and a red-jacketed Mountie on horseback, encouraged recipients to "participate in the great celebration commemorating the arrival of the North-West Mounted Police
and the building of Fort Calgary fifty years ago." (17) Action photos of rough and tumble rodeo cowboys provided a compelling contrast to Alberta's quintessentially respectable "royal rancher" H.R.H.
In the summer of 1875, after the North-West Mounted Police
had been at Fort Macleod for only a few months, they learned that a party of Kootenay Indians had crossed the mountains from British Columbia but were afraid of being attacked by the police.
When Richard Barrington Nevitt joined the North-West Mounted Police
in 1874, he promised his fiancee Lizzie that he would write her long, newsy diary-type letters at every opportunity.
Captain Chalmers' full name was Thomas Wellington Chalmers and, in addition to being an officer in the North-West Mounted Police
and serving in the Boer War, he was the surveyor who laid out one of the most controversial sections of the Klondike Trail north of Edmonton.
About the only important thing the North-West Mounted Police
and Texas Rangers had in common was that they started about the same time.
(4) North-West Mounted Police
: Early History of the RCMP Lethbridge: Lethbridge Division, RCMP Veterans Association, p.
Introduction--Sir Cecil Denny was one of the original members of the North-West Mounted Police
and took part in the Great March of 1874.
One of the early Canadian cartoonists was Henri Julien, a Montreal newspaper artist who accompanied the North-West Mounted Police
on their trek west in 1874.