The final battle of the 1885 Northwest Resistance
The final battle of the 1885 Northwest Resistance took place on June 3, 1885 at what is now Steele Narrows Provincial Park. The North West Mounted Police, led by Major Sam Steele, caught up with the Frog Lake Cree who had retreated from Frenchman’s Butte. The Cree made a determined stand with the last of their ammunition, but fled after suffering five casualties. With that the final shots of the resistance had been fired.
This historic park provides a glimpse into Saskatchewan’s past with interpretive signs proving the story of the battle at a hilltop location which provides a view of the area.