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Bishop's North-West War Map

  • A0043.04 (S)
  • Item
  • 1885

Item is a photocopy of a map showing the railways, trails, and telegraph lines used in the Riel Rebellion of 1885 for the districts of Alberta, Sskatchewan, Keewain, Assiniboia, and Manitoba, along with parts of Montana and North Dakota. Along top edge of sheet are illustrations of: Qu'Appelle Valley; Sir John A. MacDonald; and Medicine Hat (showing bridge crossing over South Saskatchewan River); along bottom edge of sheet are illustrations of: Kopiassiswean (alternately known as Koriassiswean or Bird Skin) based on photograph taken near Calgary in 1884; Major General Sir Frederick Dobson Middleton; crossed rifles with bayonettes; "Savage Indian Warfare" - a depiction of a First Nations' warrior standing over a prone figure with a raised arm; Louis Riel; crossed tomahawk and Indian pipe; and Ne-Raip-A-Shaw.

George Bishop Eng. & Ptg. Co.

Building Fort Yukon, 1847-1848

  • R-D346-D (8)
  • Item
  • 1948 or earlier

Produced for the 1949 Hudson's Bay Company calendar, item is an illustration depicting the building of Fort Yukon between 1847 and 1848.

Phillips, Walter J.

Six months in the wilds of the North-West : Sandstone rocks in Dead Horse Valley

  • R-B3270
  • Item
  • 1875 or before

Item is a mounted image from the southern Alberta badlands showing a First Nations person standing beside a horse, next to two men (possibly Northwest Mounted Police officers) on horses (one in profile, one shown from the rear). Scrub plant growth is in foreground of image and rocky outcrops (hoodoos) in background..