Chief Beardy Refused Rations at Prince Albert


When Chief Beardy traveled to Prince Albert to attain rations for the hungry population of his band, he was refused. Middleton justified this decision based on the ‘involvement’ of Beardy's reserve in the North-West Resistance. Only a few individuals from the reserve participated and Beardy himself had remained outside of the conflict at the time. In response, Beardy returned his Treaty 6 medal, saying that he would receive it back from Middleton when Middleton believed his innocence. After Beardy returned his medal Middleton threatened to destroy Beardy's settlement and his people.


Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Samuel Seeseequasis interview, Beardy- Okemasis Reserve, 7 March 1985. Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Harry MIchael Interview, Beardy-Okemasis Reserve, 13 March 1885.