When Indians invoked their Treaty Six rights to food rations, however, they were frequently denied assistance. Frustrated by the government's failure to fulfill treaty promises, Pitikwahanapiwiyin became active in Indian politics: representing the Cree at inter-band meetings and acting as a spokesperson with the government.
Not wanting bloodshed, Pitikwahanapiwiyin intervened to ensure that the prisoners were not harmed. You have got me because I wanted justice. And then I read the online comments from readers, under the story. His grandnephew John TootoosisCree leader, and great-grandnephew Gordon Tootoosisactor, both lived on this reserve.
When Poundmaker and his party reached the town, the Indian agent refused to come out of the fort to meet with them. Robert Jefferson, Fifty years on the Saskatchewan.