Big Bear: The End of Freedom

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University of Regina Press, 2006 - History - 227 pages
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When the white settlers came to western Canada, Big Bear realized that the Cree Indians' way of life was threatened, and he fought to prevent his people from being reduced to poverty-stricken outcasts in their own land. Although his protests were peaceful, he was labelled a troublemaker. Years of frustration and rage exploded when his followers killed the white people of Frog Lake, a tragedy Big Bear was powerless to stop. The old chief stood trial for inciting rebellion--though all he had sought was justice and freedom.
 

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Contents

Prefhce
6
begnnnngs
39
Prelude to Treaty
56
Four Years to Wait
77
No More Choices
106
The Struggle Continues
120
Thunder before the Storm
135
Rebellion
150
Attack on Fort Pitt
163
l2 ch1tfial
193
Bibhography
222
Copyright

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Hugh Dempsey is Chief Curator Emeritus of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary and one of western Canada's most respected historical authors. His books include The Amazing Death of Calf Shirt and Other Blackfoot Stories, and TheGolden Age of the Canadian Cowboy. Dempsey was made an honorary chief of the Kainai Blackfoot in 1967 and in 1975 was invested as a member of the Order of Canada.

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