Piapot, Cree/Assiniboine, 1816-1908,
As chief of his band from 1830, he was responsible for guiding his people through difficult times and for negotiating the best conditions. Piapot signed Treaty Four in 1875, but in 1883 a year of sickness and starvation on his allotted reserve convinced him that his people would never survive there. He managed to get them a far better location in the Qu'Appelle Valley and moved his band there in 1884. The following year, Piapot ensured protection for his people by declaring loyalty to the government during the North-West Rebellion. He is known for his resistance to assimilation and for upholding Cree customs and beliefs. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

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