Call #: Shortt F1028 .D39
Author: Denison, Lt.-Col. George T., 1839-1925
Title: Soldiering in Canada : recollections and experiences
Published: Toronto : G. N. Morang, 1900
Description: x, 364 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Notes: Includes "information as to the inside working of the Canadian military system ... during the last forty-five years."
In 1885 Denison was a Colonel in the Canadian Militia. His memoirs have several chapters relating to the Resistance. He is critical of the government's failure to deal with any of the grievances of the Indians and Métis. In fact, he argues that "a large force was being sent to crush a few people who had been wronged and practically goaded into rebellion...." Most of his recollections, however, are a description of the preparation, organization and transportation of troops to carry out the military campaigns against the rebels.
Subject: Northwest Rebellion, 1885 - Transports
Canada - Armed forces - History - 1885
Native people - Northwest Territories - Grievances
Métis - Grievances - 1880s

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