The Removal of the Assiniboine from the Hills: Thunder Breeding Hills SeriesThis title is a part of the series
Catalogue Number: DP0005
Producer: Dacian Productions Inc.
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Social Studies
Grade Level: 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2003
Running Time: 23:00
Closed Captions: Yes
For the Assiniboine, Cypress Hills was a place of great spiritual importance. In 1881, the Canadian government changed their mind about allowing reserves here as was promised by the treaties. This decision was made without the knowledge of the Assiniboine. Their story along with that of the Cree challenge the images of an honourable and benevolent government. The government tried to drive the First Nations people from this area by starving them into submission and changing their diet.
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