Frenchman Butte National Historic Site

Starved out by government agents and forced to pillage to survive, an old way of life gave way to the start of a new one in the Dominion of Canada for the First Nations. Explore the site of Frenchman Butte where Plains Cree engaged in battle with Canadian Militia troops. See the rifle pits dug by the Cree and picture the hundreds who sheltered within them.

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Culture and history

Explore the history of Frenchman Butte National Historic Site of Canada

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Hours of operation

The national historic site is open every day from sunrise to 11 p.m


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