Wednesday, October 13, 2010

edcentre staff visit Batoche

Jason and Kelly took at trip to Batoche during the Northern Lights School Division Convention on October 12th. The church and rectory have been well maintained and our guide Rose Marie educated us with stories from the late 1800's. It has been 125 years since the Battle of Batoche.
Batoche displays the remains of the village of Batoche on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. It was the last battlefield in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. Louis Riel selected Batoche as the headquarters of his "Provisional Government of Saskatchewan". Several buildings have been restored within the site. The site depicts the lifestyles of the M├ętis of Batoche between 1860 and 1900 - the trails they walked, their homes, their church, and the Battle of Batoche, May 9-12, 1885. (from Parks Canada's website)

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