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Batoche, Saskatchewan

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Batoche, Saskatchewan was the site of the historic Battle of Batoche, the last battlefield in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. The battle resulted in the defeat of Louis Riel and his Métis forces by Major General Frederick Middleton and his North-West Mounted Police force.

The Métis settlement of Batoche (named after Xavier Letendre dit Batoche) was established in 1872. By 1885 it numbered 500 people.

Batoche was declared a National Historic Site in 1923.

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