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The Battle of Batoche took place on May 9 - 12 of 1885. The only problem was that the Métis forces, under the leadership of the Provisional Government of Saskatchewan's adjutant general Gabriel Dumont, ran out of ammunition on the third day. Louis Riel surrendered to the Government of Canada forces on May 15, 1885, only to be tried and executed later that same year.

This is the grave marker for Gabriel Dumont in the cemetery at Batoche. It is located on the bluff overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. Dumont was born in St. Boniface, then Rupert's Land, now Manitoba, in 1837. He received no formal education but learned to speak 6 languages. He was renowned as a buffalo hunter, entrepreneur, and then a military leader. He established a ferry service across the South Saskatchewan River in 1872, followed by a small store upstream (south of) from Batoche. As a military leader, he led the Métis forces at the Battles of Duck Lake and Fish Creek. He was pardoned by the Canadian Government in 1886, and retired to a homestead near Batoche in 1888. He died in 1906 at the age of 69 in the hamlet of St. Isidore-de-Bellevue, 12 kilometres northeast of Batoche.

The Cemetery can be located in Google Earth at 52.44.59.75N, 106.07.09.66W, with elevation at 479 metres.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 910] (1947)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2017-09-20
  • Categories: Momento Decisivo
  • Exposição: f/0.1, 1/636 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2017-10-07 3:37
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