Royal Canadian Mounted Police - History - Expedition, 1874



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Department of the Interior file - Fort Livingstone

Records created and accumulated by the Dominion Department of the Interior pertaining to Fort Livingstone, located near Pelly, Saskatchewan. Records refer to the role of the Fort as the first capital of the North-West Territories government and home of its Lieutenant-Governor, David Laird (1876-1877), and the site of the first North-West Mounted Police barracks and headquarters (1874). Includes a hand-drawn map, depicting the site as used by the North-West Mounted Police. Also includes a plan of Township 34, Range 32, West of the 2nd Meridian, as surveyed by the Department of the Interior in 1899 and 1900.

John G. Oliver, Western Pioneer

Clipping of article entitled, John G. Oliver, Western Pioneer, written by Efiie L. Storer and published in The Saskatchewan Farmer. Article profiles John Graves (Jack) Oliver of Ingersoll, Ontario, and his travels west in his role as engineer and foreman of a crew tasked with the construction of a North-West Mounted Police barracks at Battleford in the summer of 1874.

Reliving the Trek of 1874

Publications: In The Footsteps of Thomas Blakiston - 1858 (56 p.); 1874 Trek, Hamilton Junior High, Lethbridge, Alberta (50 p.); Historic Trails: 1874 N.W.M.P. Trek, Hamilton Junior High School (66 p.); as well as a promotional pamphlet for the Historic Trails Society.

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

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  • 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 [NWMP] 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..

Story of Alfred Stewart

Recollections of Alfred Stewart of Regina, Saskatchewan, and formerly of the Royal North-West Mounted Police (N.W.M.P.) about the 1885 North-West Rebellion. Includes Stewart's recollections of his career in the N.W.M.P and his life in the years that followed the Rebellion.