Titre : Battle of Fish Creek; Battle of Cut Knife ...
Éditeur : Grip P. P. Co. c. 1885, Toronto
Date d'édition : 1885
Etat du livre : Very Good
Scarce complete series of three lithographs depicting scenes from Louis Riel's North-West rebellion in Canada during the late 19th century. The Toronto Lithographing Company, wanting to capitalize on a popular war, began printing patriotic lithographs of key battles and events. Their head illustrator, and one of the leading artists in Canada, W.D. Blatchley (1838-1903), was given the task of painting the events. The Battle of Fish Creek (also known as the Battle of Tourond's Coulée ), fought April 24, 1885 at Fish Creek, Saskatchewan, was a major Métis victory over the Canadian forces attempting to quell Louis Riel's North-West Rebellion. Although the reversal was not decisive enough to alter the ultimate outcome of the conflict, it was convincing enough to persuade Major General Frederick Middleton to temporarily halt his advance on Batoche, where the Métis would later make their final stand.The Battle of Cut Knife, fought on May 2, 1885, occurred when a small force of Cree and Assiniboine warriors were attacked by a flying column of mounted police, militia, and Canadian army regulars near Battleford, Saskatchewan. The warriors defeated the Canadian forces, with losses on both sides.The Battle of Batoche was the decisive battle of the North-West Rebellion, which pitted the Canadian authorities against a force of insurrectionist Métis. Fought from May 9 to May 12, 1885 at the ad hoc Provisional Government of Saskatchewan capital of Batoche, the greater numbers and superior firepower of General Frederick Middleton's force could not be successfully countered by the Métis, as had happened at the earlier Battle of Fish Creek, and the town was eventually captured. The defeat of the Métis led to the surrender of Louis Riel on May 15 and the collapse of the Provisional Government. , Image Size : 440x617 (mm), 17.32x24.29 (Inches), Platemark Size : , Paper Size : 515x708 (mm), 20.28x27.87 (Inches), Printed in Color, Lithograph. N° de réf. du libraire P4278
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