Prairie Church Parade of General Middleton's Command

In T. Arnold Haultain, The Souvenir Number of the Canadian Pictorial and Illustrated War News, A History of Riel's Second Rebellion and How it was Quelled (Toronto: Grip Printing and Publishing Co., 1885), p. 19.

This image portrays the Canadian soldiers dispatched to put down the Riel Rebellion as orderly and well-disciplined. It is likely that the illustrator sought to contrast the largely Protestant Canadian troops with the Catholic rebels who were portrayed in other images as unruly drunkards and cowards. In reality the Canadian troops were ill-prepared for combat.

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Source:
Ayer 168.7 H37 1885
Date:
1885
Subjects:
Religion Riel Rebellion, 1885
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