Fort Walsh and the Cypress Hills Massacre. In May 1873, a party of wolfers known as the ‘Green River Renegades’ was making its way south from present-day Alberta to Fort Benton, Montana, to trade in a season’s take of wolf pelts.
Furious, the wolfers made their slow, painful way to Fort Benton on foot. With the coming of the railway, the signing of treaties and the return of the Sioux to the US in 1881, Fort Walsh was abandoned. Fort Walsh was established in 1875 by NWMP Inspector James M. Walsh and 30 men of "B" Troop in direct response to the 1 Jun 1873 Cypress Hills Massacre. One of the landmarks along the drive is the memorial site of Constable Marmaduke Grayburn. Fort Walsh had been on my bucket list for awhile, but up until a recent trip to the Cypress Hills area I hadn’t made it for a visit.
Steeped in history and culture Fort Walsh gives a hands on experience that takes you back to a time when: Word of this Cypress Hills Massacre reached Ottawa, and Macdonald knew he could stall no longer. From 1943 to 1968 the Royal Canadian Mounted Police used the site as a remount station.”, Historic Individuals that Calgary’s Bridges are Named After, Mandy the cat is looking for a new place to live in the Calgary area, I have fond memories growing up in Saskatchewan and watching storms rumble across the prairies. One thing led to another, and soon the wolfers found themselves riding towards the Assiniboine camp, rifles at hand. White Tail Deer, Moose, Wild Turkey, Elk are commonly spotted so make sure you have a camera ready! By the end of the day some twenty Nakoda men, women, and children were dead and the Cypress Hills Massacre was born. Fort Walsh served as the main headquarters for the Northwest Mounted Police from 1878 until 1882.
Fort Walsh (1875-1883) - A North West Mounted Police (NWMP) post established in 1875 by Inspector James M. Walsh and 30 men of "B" Troop, NWMP in present-day Fort Walsh National Historic Site, Saskatchewan. An informative sign inside the fort’s museum reads. You will also find the National Heritage Site of Fort Walsh on the South side of the park. The NWMP headquarters moved to Regina in 1882 and the fort closed in 1883. The Trans Canada Trail spans Saskatchewan and Alberta and fort Walsh gives to Historical context to your journey. In order to do that, however, he would first need to establish some sort of law in order in the vast, wild country in between known as Rupert’s Land. The men stationed here played a key role in implementing Canada’s Indian policy and in supervising the Sioux who had fled to Canada with Sitting Bull after the battle of the Little Big Horn. Sitting Bull chose the area around Fort Walsh to settle and negotiated with authorities to stay. Aside from being headquarters of the Northwest Mounted Police, it also was a well-known meeting place for people from all different areas of western Canada. During his time away from work, Tyler enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and snowboarding, team sports, travelling, photography, spending time with good friends, and being at home with his wife and German Shepherd, Rome.
On September 28, 2004, Fort Walsh became part of the Cypress Hills dark-sky preserve. The reconstructed buildings include the superintendent's residence, commissioner's residence, guardhouse, non-commissioned officer's quarters, armourer's workshop, workshops, and sick horse stable, stable, and bathhouse.