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Request for troops at Fort Garry treaty negotiations
1871, by Lieutenant-Governor Archibald

In the wake of the powerful resistance shown by Riel and his supporters in 1869-1870, Manitoba's Lieutenant-Governor Archibald clearly was uneasy about dealing with the First Nations at Red River. In the summer of 1871, he sought the support of militia troops stationed at Fort Garry before commencing negotiations with the Swampy Cree and Chippewa Indians for Treaty 1. In all subsequent treaty negotiations, the North-West Mounted Police would provide the Crown with a military presence.


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