westerncollectibles: “ Jack Clark holds an 1873 Winchester Rifle / Shown at Fort Walsh, the North West Mounted Police outpost, in 1881, Jack Clark holds an 1873 Winchester and wears prairie attire that is in keeping with the Rocky Mountain Ranger...

Shown at Fort Walsh, the North West Mounted Police outpost, in Jack Clark holds an 1873 Winchester and wears prairie attire that is in keeping with the Rocky Mountain Ranger uniform.

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RCMP Rider Brent Townsend - 140 anniversary of the Northwest Mounted Police (now Royal Canadian Mounted Police)

A photographic portrait of "Gentleman" Joe McKay of Prince Albert. McKay was a Metis North West Mounted Police Scout, and held by some to have fired the first shots in the Northwest Uprising of 1885 at Duck Lake. This is a studio portrait with McKay posed in costume.

A photographic portrait of "Gentleman" Joe McKay of Prince Albert. McKay was a Metis North West Mounted Police Scout, and held by some to have fire.

This is the earliest known photo of the NWMP, taken in 1874. The men are wearing the red serge jacket, which was militia issue in the 1860s.

Canadian Northwest Mounted Police in Undress Uniforms with Pillbox Forage Caps,

Unknown, 1920 Different types of Royal North-West Mounted Police uniforms. Source - LAC

oldcanada: “ Unknown, 1920 Different types of Royal North-West Mounted Police uniforms.

Fort Calgary is a National Historic Site, the birthplace of Calgary and an interactive interpretive centre and museum. Discover how the hopes and dreams of the North West Mounted Police combined with those of early Calgary citizens to shape our city.

See the fort the Mounties built on the banks of the Bow and Elbow rivers.

"The March West": Amazing Mountie sculpture in Emerson, Manitoba. "In remembrance of the 300 members of the newly formed North West Mounted Police who set out on their famous march west from nearby Fort Dufferin on the 8 July 1874 to bring law and order to the western Canadian frontier."

"The March West": Amazing Mountie sculpture in Emerson, Manitoba. "In remembrance of the 300 members of the newly formed North West Mounted Police who set out on their famous march west from nearby Fort Dufferin on the 8 July 1874 to bring law and order to the western Canadian frontier."

Historical Reference- 1920's Rcmp Mountie Hats

Historical Reference- 1920's Rcmp Mountie Hats

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In Canada the immigrant's first contact with officialdom on stepping off the train was often the local North West Mounted Police(later RCMP) detachment. The police would give advice o.

Almighty Voice. Almighty Voice, or Kah-kee-say-mane-too-wayo, meaning Voice of the Great Spirit, also known as Jean-Baptiste, CREE, outlaw (b near Batoche, Sask 1874; d there 30/31 May 1897). Almighty Voice's tragic confrontation with the North-West Mounted Police resulted in the last battle between whites and natives in North America. He grew up on the One Arrow Reserve near BATOCHE. In October 1895 he was arrested for illegally butchering a cow.

Stories conflict, but shortly after his arrest Almighty Voice escaped from the Duck Lake jail and shot and killed NWMP Sergeant Colin Colebrook. For 19 months he evaded police but he was finally cornered with 2 young relatives in a poplar bluff.

Major-General Sir George Arthur French, KCMG (19 June 1841 – 7 July 1921) served as the first Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police. French was appointed to organize the NWMP (North-West Mounted Police) on its creation in 1873, and the next year he led the force on its famous march to the foothills of the Rockies.

George Arthur FRENCH October 1873 to July 1876 French established the Canadian Militia gunnery school in Kingston in

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