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Whoop Up Hill: Thunder Breeding Hills Series

This title is a part of the series Thunder Breeding Hills Series

Catalogue Number:  DP0001
Producer:  InKubation Inc.
Producing Agencies:  Dacian Productions Inc.
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2003
Running Time:  23:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Host Gordon Tootoosis recounts the story of the Cypress Hills Massacre. The intensely competitive trade for buffalo robes, furs, and the attendant trade in whiskey ultimately produced the volatile conditions responsible for the Cypress Hills Massacre of June 1, 1873. This event, one of the most violent episodes in the Canadian west, is generally credited with prompting the federal government’s decision to accelerate recruitment for the newly created North-West Mounted Police.

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