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Thomas Bull's letter to his father
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Thomas Bull's letter to his father

Fighting under the command of Major-General Frederick Middleton at the Battle of Fish Creek on April 24, 1885, Thomas Bull wrote to his father the next day detailing the heavy casualties incurred by Middleton's forces. Bull referred to the challenges posed by the guerrilla-style warfare conducted by the Métis and Indians, known as "le petit guerre." It contravened all British notions of a set-piece battle and enabled the Métis and Indians to use the heavily-treed terrain and their buffalo marksmanship to the best advantage.


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