The Frog Lake Massacre

The Frog Lake Massacre

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In the spring of 1884, Jack, an adventurous young man, packs his bags in Victoria, BC, and heads for the prairies, looking for a new life and hoping to get involved in an Indian war. Instead, he lucks into an exciting job in the fur trade and meets and befriends many of the great chiefs of the Cree nation, such as Poundmaker and Big Bear, and ends up between a bullet and a target when the North-West Rebellion erupts. After witnessing the historic Frog Lake Massacre and the murder of his friends, Jack is captured by the Cree warriors and, later, guides the famous Inspector Sam Steele on the hunt for Cree Chief Big Bear.

The Frog Lake Massacre is the first book in a trilogy about a young man who is trying to forge an independent life for himself in the huge and newly established country of Canada. Along the way, he discovers that bravery and loyalty bring their own rewards.

Publisher: Victoria [B.C.] : TouchWood Editions, c2008.
ISBN: 9781894898751
Characteristics: x, 246 p. :,maps ;,20 cm.

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Lauriepb
Jun 08, 2012

Liked this straightforward "first person" account of the events surrounding this unknown (to me) addendum to the Lois Riel uprising.
Fictionalized account of life in the prairie frontier, offers a glimpse into Canadian history.

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