Poundmaker, Pitikwahanapiwiyin, Cree/Blackfoot, 1842-1886
He became influential in 1873 when he was adopted by Crowfoot, head chief of the Blackfoot. In 1876 he opposed Treaty Six, but finally accepted it and 2 years later was recognized as a chief. Although Poundmaker had not taken part in the Battle of Cut-Knife Hill, and had prevented the warriors from pursuing the retreating army, he was later tried for felon-treason and was sentenced to 3 years in prison. He died shortly after his release. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.


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