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Riel/Dumont- Battle of Duck Lake- March, 1885


In March of ‘85 Riel and Dumont arrived

The Hillyard Mitchell’s store meant supplies

NWMP outsmarted by Cree and Metis skill

Contend with wind, snow and winter chill.


The next day these same men met again

Selected men to negotiate free of blame

Tempers and shots; Isidore Dumont dead

The NWMP orders- “Attack! Forge ahead!”


Charging in deep snow and Metis snipers

Crozier’s men flounder then decipher.

Open country left many of them dead.

Riel then said, “No further bloodshed.”


Written By C. Vulliamy- Metis Elder- 2010







Métis Nation History

Commemorating 2010 Year of the Métis Nation Anniversary

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