1885 Northwest Rebellion

On this page you can upload the full book “The History of the North-West Rebellion of 1885: comprising a full and Impartial Account of the Origin and Progress of the War” written by Charles Pelham Mulvany. The copyright has expired on the book and it is perfectly legal to copy and distribute the body of this work.

I, in researching the genealogy of my husband Lorne’s side of the family – the McNeice’s, had discovered that two of his great-uncles, who had become teamsters during the Northwest Rebellion, were captured by Poundmaker’s tribe and held captive for approximately 10 days during the rebellion. Lorne has agreed to write a series of short stories about this (will probably become chapters), if I do the research. We want to make the book historical creative non-fiction, so we have endeavored to accomplish much research.

We made a trip to Saskatchewan in 2017 and followed the path Lorne’s two great uncles took between Lumsden, Swift Current, to where they crossed the South Saskatchewan River, to Birch Hills and Cut Knife, and then North Battleford. It was truly an experience!

Hopefully this information on the 1885 North-West Rebellion is of use to others as well as ourselves.

Access “The History of the North-West Rebellion of 1885” here. Note it is 430 pages!
Please feel free to request a copy of “Dominion Land surveyors who joined the North-West Rebellion” by contacting me at julie@mccasa.ca