For the next month, Burning Sun Productions will be presenting an historical reenactment of the first meeting between North West Mounted Police Major James Walsh and Sitting Bull, War Chief of the Lakota Sioux, following the latter’s arrival in Canada after the Battle of the Little Big Horn.
The meeting took place in the southwest corner of what is now Saskatchewan in 1877, after Sitting Bull had led around 5000 Sioux across the U.S./Canada border following the defeat of U.S. Army troops led by General George Custer.
Spirits of the Trail is based on a 2007 production called The Medicine Line that was presented by the Moose Jaw Cultural Heritage Centre. It’s approximately 40 minutes long, and will be held every Saturday and Sunday at the RCMP Heritage Centre from Aug. 8-30. The performances are at 1 and 3 p.m. each day, and are included with admission to the centre.
For more information, you can visit the RCMP Heritage Centre website.