SK ~ Fort Walsh : National Historic Sites
Fort Walsh, built in 1875, was the base for the NWMP after the Cypress Hills Massacre and was intended to help curb the whiskey trade, protect and aid native policy, and strengthen the Canadian side of the border with the United States.
Courage & Conquest: Discovering Canadian History, epecially the lesson on the NWMP, will give you a thorough understanding of the settlement of the west and make your visit to Fort Walsh more enjoyable.
The living, out of print book, Corporal Cameron of the North West Mounted Police A Tale of the Macleod Trail by Ralph Connor was published in 1912 and is available at Project Gutenberg. Ralph Connor, the pen name of Rev. Dr. Charles William Gordon, a Presbyterian/United Church minister, wrote many frontier adventures with strong themes of morality and justice.
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