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A real smear job’: Authors who dispelled myths about Chief Poundmaker applaud exoneration – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201976 Views

May 22, 2019

Co-authors Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser revealed Chief Poundmaker was a peacemaker, not a rebel or traitor

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s exoneration of Chief Poundmaker, planned for Thursday at the Saskatchewan First Nation that bears his name, will help right a historical wrong and correct a 134-year-old myth in Canadian history, according to two authors who wrote the book on First Nations involvement in the Northwest Rebellion.

Poundmaker, whose Cree name was Pîhtokahanapiwiyin, was convicted of “treason-felony” and locked up after Ottawa accused him and other First Nations leaders of instigating violence in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.

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