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Battle of Cut Knife-May 2, 1885; Warrior Chief Fine-Day.


A small group of warriors were attacked at Cut Knife

-Fifty Cree; three-hundred-fifty Canadian forces rife.

Might, bravery and skill meant troops without strife.

Victory belongs with Metis who fight only for life.”


Troops had to traverse a creek and a wet marsh

Otter badly miscalculated- terrain was so harsh!

Supreme strategies made Otter’s image tarnish.

Fine Day proved a brilliant tactician- no farce.


When Otter retreated Poundmaker said “no more.”

-Peaceful negotiation in Battleford was our door.

Our numbers are many but we came for stores.

Starvation and sickness make our people feel sore.


Written by Carol Howard Vulliamy- Metis Elder

Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia online














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