North-West/Riel Resistance


General Middleton and General Thomas Strange had been pursuing Big Bear for over a month wanting to arrest the Cree leader for his role in the North-West Resistance. On 2 July Big Bear surrendered to the four North West Mounted Police officers remaining at Fort Carlton. Big Bear's surrender was the symbolic end of the North-West Resistance. Additionally, the surrender led to the disintegration of Big Bear's band, as the individuals integrated into various other nations including Little Pine, Poundmaker and Thunderchild.

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Big Bear Surrenders