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Bishop's North-West war map
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Bishop's North-West war map
ca. 1885

The map poster shown here was one of the more sensational items produced during the North West Rebellion. All the pictorial elements were copied from government publications, or in the case of the map, from a brochure published by the Canadian Pacific Railway. By dramatizing the brutality of war, the scalping scene was obviously meant to catch the public's attention and perhaps their money. With the exception of the portrait of Louis Riel, none of the scenes had any obvious connection to the Métis.


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