By Hugh A. Dempsey
As a pacesetter, Maskepetoon used to be revered for his ability as a hunter, his generosity and his knowledge. He used to be thought of a “lucky” leader, a guy who stumbled on buffalo at the fringe of the plains, who refrained from pointless conflicts with enemies yet secure his camp like a mom grizzly her cubs. And within the turbulent mid-1800s, that’s precisely the form of chief the Rocky Mountain Cree wanted. Maskepetoon his personal tendencies for peace and friendship. He shaped allegiances with missionaries and guided settlers in the course of the Rockies. but if beneficial he may possibly kill with impunity, rule with an iron hand and convey no mercy the place he believed none might be proven. He reworked his humans from forest trappers to buffalo hunters and from woodsmen to prairie dwellers, consistently holding their pursuits at center. Hugh A. Dempsey’s account of the mythical leader and his lifestyles comprises insights from the Cree humans of this day, together with descendants of Maskepetoon, and new info at the leader of a similar identify who lived within the usa in this time.
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Maskepetoon: Leader, Warrior, Peacemaker by Hugh A. Dempsey