Prairie Warships: River Navigation In The Northwest Rebellion by Gordon E. ToltonPrairie Warships: River Navigation In The Northwest Rebellion by Gordon E. Tolton

Prairie Warships: River Navigation In The Northwest Rebellion

byGordon E. Tolton

Paperback | April 26, 2007

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The story of the Northwest Rebellion is synonymous with Métis leader Louis Riel, whose allies joined together in 1885 to face the military forces of the Canadian government, engaging in a civil war on the Canadian Prairies. A lesser-known element of the story is the gripping tale of river warfare along the banks of rivers in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba.

In Prairie Warships: River Navigation in the Northwest Rebellion, historian Gordon E. Tolton tells of the follies and triumphs of a small prairie war that was fought using steamboats, ferries and other river craft. This was an adventure experienced at water level by warriors and soldiers on all sides—European settlers, First Nations and Métis.

Richly illustrated and thoroughly researched, Prairie Warships takes readers to an era when the frontier was under siege, when prairie towns were ports of call, when a region's lifeblood depended on transport and when the mood of the river determined the fate of a nation.

Gordon E. Tolton was born and raised in southern Alberta. A recovering farmer and rancher, he has worked with the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre in Lethbridge, the Riders of the Plains Commemorative Troop in Fort Macleod, the Great Canadian Plains Railway Society in Stirling, the Lethbridge Historical Society and the Historical Soci...
Title:Prairie Warships: River Navigation In The Northwest RebellionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.75 × 6.75 × 0.25 inPublished:April 26, 2007Publisher:Heritage House PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1894974301

ISBN - 13:9781894974301

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