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Battle of Tourond's Coulee / Fish Creek National Historic Site of Canada


On the morning of April 24, 1885, Major-General F.D. Middleton and some 800 Canadian troops were moving north along both banks of the South Saskatchewan to attack Louis Riel's headquarters at Batoche. At Tourond's Coulee, also known as Fish Creek, the 400 men of the right column encountered a concealed force of 150 Métis Dakota, and Cree led by Gabriel Dumont. After a day of heavy fighting against a better-armed force, Dumont incurred six casualties. Middleton, whose own casualties numbered 55, was forced to delay his advance for two weeks while he awaited reinforcements.

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