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The North-West Rebellion
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Fort Pitt

Fort Pitt, manned by Inspector Dickens and 20 men, had been built as a Hudson's Bay Company post, not a police post. On flat land with wooded hills all around, it could not be defended for long. When the Chief Factor was taken prisoner, he managed to negotiate with Big Bear. His family would join him in captivity while the Mounted Police would be allowed to leave.

The police crossed the river on a leaky scow and continued their trek to Battleford through the snow and cold. The Natives looted Fort Pitt, taking supplies back to their own camp. The prisoners were treated well and were safe with Big Bear's people.
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