This, the largest battle of the 1885 North-West Rebellion, was the culmination of armed disagreements between the Métis people and white settlers. Outnumbered more than three to one, the Métis were defeated and their leader, Louis Riel, was captured and executed. The battle, in the former village of Batoche on the South Saskatchewan River (90 km north of Saskatoon), was the turning point that led to a victory in the Rebellion by the Dominion of Canada.
Batoche National Historic Site. Photo by Jordon Cooper.