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Cypress Hills Massacre: general information

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Site
  • Location of destination: Canada - Saskatchewan
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In the 1870s a number of trading posts were established along Battle Creek. Most dealt chiefly in the exchange of liquor for furs and pelts. The two best known posts were operated by Abe Farwell and Moses Solomon.
The Cypress Hills Massacre occurred near Farwell's and Solomon's posts.
A group of Assiniboine were camped along the banks of Battle Creek near the posts. American wolfers had stopped in at Farwell's. They attacked the camp near the trading posts in a dispute over horses. When the battle was over, nearly 30 ...
In the 1870s a number of trading posts were established along Battle Creek. Most dealt chiefly in the exchange of liquor for furs and pelts. The two best known posts were operated by Abe Farwell and Moses Solomon.
The Cypress Hills Massacre occurred near Farwell's and Solomon's posts.
A group of Assiniboine were camped along the banks of Battle Creek near the posts. American wolfers had stopped in at Farwell's. They attacked the camp near the trading posts in a dispute over horses. When the battle was over, nearly 30 Assiniboine and one white man were killed.
The massacre was one of the first major tests of Canada's law enforcement policies in Western Canada. Ottawa's determination to prosecute crimes against Natives with as much vigour as those against others was important in establishing peaceful relations between Aboriginal peoples of the prairies and the government.
Start your visit at a Fort Walsh Visitor Information Centre and explore the nearby Solomon's and Farwell's trading posts.
More info on Historic Places or visit the 'Activities' page of the Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park website.
This is the official Park Map by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Tourism. Be sure to check the Park's 'Maps' section to view more.
In the 1870s a number of trading posts were established along Battle Creek. Most dealt chiefly in the exchange of liquor for furs and pelts. The two best known posts were operated by Abe Farwell and Moses Solomon.
The Cypress Hills Massacre occurred near Farwell's and Solomon's posts.
A group of Assiniboine were camped along the banks of Battle Creek near the posts. American wolfers had stopped in at Farwell's. They attacked the camp near the trading posts in a dispute over horses. When the battle was over, nearly 30 ...
Make your visit to Cypress Hills Provincial Park part of a Prairie Winds & Badlands Driving Tour.

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