The North West Rebellion of 1885 was the culmination of discontent on the part of Métis, Indians and white settlers, which had simmered since the Red River Rebellion of 1869/70. In Ottawa, the government reacted swiftly, mobilizing troops – nearly all militia units – to assist in putting down the insurrection. The 63rd Battalion of the Halifax Rifles was the only Nova Scotian unit to take part.
Photographer: Notman Studio
Date: ca. 1890
Reference: Notman Studio Nova Scotia Archives no. 100059 / neg. no.: N-9493
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