Frenchman Butte

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Frenchman Butte
Country Canada
State Saskatchewan
Region Frenchman Butte No. 501, Saskatchewan
City Frenchman Butte
Location
 - coordinates 53°37′38″N 109°34′33″W / 53.62722°N 109.57583°W / 53.62722; -109.57583Coordinates: 53°37′38″N 109°34′33″W / 53.62722°N 109.57583°W / 53.62722; -109.57583
Website : www.frenchmanbuttemuseum.ca
Official name: Frenchman Butte National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1929

Frenchman Butte is a butte located 45 km northeast of Lloydminster, is named after a Frenchman who was killed there by Indians in the 19th century.[1] It is not known how or why this man was murdered. This was also the site of the Battle of Frenchman's Butte between Major-General Thomas Bland Strange and cree Chief Big Bear.[2]

The site of the battle was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1929.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Beal, Bob. "Frenchman's Butte, Battle of". The Canadian Encyclopedia > History > Battles > Frenchman's Butte, Battle of. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ Russell, E. T. Pete (Edmund Thomas Pete) (c. 1997). What's in a Name. Calgary : Fifth House Publishers. ISBN 1895618983. 
  3. ^ Frenchman Butte. Canadian Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 13 August 2012.