Fort Officials Clarify Deal On Disputed “Siege”

Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 15:21



There is no formal agreement not to use the word “siege” in regard to an 1885 event at Fort Battleford.


Site manager Scott Whiting says Parks Canada and activist Tyrone Tootoosis have agreed, in general, not to use that word.


This summer, Tootoosis objected strongly to the word “siege” in a re-enactment of an historic event.


Whiting says Fort Battleford is open to input, to make the event more accurate.


In March, 1885, settlers went to the fort when they heard Chief Poundmaker was coming to Battleford.


They were afraid of an attack, but there was no battle.