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Chief Poundmaker – 1826-1886


A tall, commanding presence he had

His long black braids so regally clad

Violence of the day was not his way

He knew negotiation would pay.


Poundmaker was a strong wise chief

“Stoical in-difference,” replaced grief

Adversity accepted, solutions created

A full measure of respect now stated.


He and Big Bear treated prisoners well

-Later Chiefs, old and sick living in hell?!

Violence not wanted, say history records

Too sick; they were let go to die sordid.

They are remembered with admiration,

Heard and understood by a proud Nation.

Their spirits are now resting in peace

Bishop Tache prayed for Chiefs released.


Written by Carol H Vulliamy- 2010


Source: Manitoba Historical Society



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