Thursday, April 15, 2010

First Photographs Of Northwest Rebellion

The Northwest Rebellion of 1885 was a short lived uprising of the Metis of Saskatchewan, and some native allies against the Canadian Government. Canadian artillery Captain James Peters took photos of the conflict often on horseback, and often under fire.

This article that appeared in the Calgary Herald is a very interesting outline of how Captain Peters was able to photograph the conflict.

Photo: Captain James Peters Gun Pit 1885

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