William Bleasdell Cameron

William Bleasdell Cameron was born July 26, 1862, in Trenton, Ontario.wikipedia
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Trenton, Ontario

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William Bleasdell Cameron was born July 26, 1862, in Trenton, Ontario.

Frog Lake Massacre

Frog LakeattackFrog Lake, Saskatchewan
He is best known as being one of the survivors of the Frog Lake Massacre, and his book The War Trail of Big Bear that recounts his experiences of the massacre and his captivity.
A Hudson's Bay Company clerk, William Bleasdell Cameron, one of the men rounded up into the church, went to the Hudson's Bay shop to fill an order made by Quinn for Miserable Man after Mass.

Vermilion, Alberta

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He also founded and edited the newspaper Vermilion Signal, served on the town council of Vermilion, Alberta, and was briefly editor of the magazine Field and Stream, New York.
The first newspaper to publish in the Vermilion area was the Vermilion Signal which was founded and edited by William Bleasdell Cameron.

Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan

Meadow LakeBolsover HouseMeadow Lake, SK
He died in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on March 4, 1951, of double pneumonia at age 88.

Hudson's Bay Company

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In 1885 he was working as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company store at Frog Lake, then in the District of Saskatchewan of the Northwest Territories.

Frog Lake, Alberta

Frog LakeFrog Lake First NationFrog Lake, Saskatchewan
In 1885 he was working as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company store at Frog Lake, then in the District of Saskatchewan of the Northwest Territories.

District of Saskatchewan

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In 1885 he was working as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company store at Frog Lake, then in the District of Saskatchewan of the Northwest Territories.

Districts of the Northwest Territories

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In 1885 he was working as a clerk for the Hudson's Bay Company store at Frog Lake, then in the District of Saskatchewan of the Northwest Territories.

North-West Rebellion

Northwest RebellionRiel RebellionNorth West Rebellion
He survived the Frog Lake Massacre of the North-West Rebellion on April 2, 1885 and was held captive for two months by Big Bear's band of Cree.

Big Bear

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He survived the Frog Lake Massacre of the North-West Rebellion on April 2, 1885 and was held captive for two months by Big Bear's band of Cree.

Cree

Cree peopleNehiyawCree Nation
He survived the Frog Lake Massacre of the North-West Rebellion on April 2, 1885 and was held captive for two months by Big Bear's band of Cree.

Thomas Bland Strange

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After being freed he was attached to Major General Strange's column and later was awarded the North West Canada Medal for his role as a scout and guide.(pages 51–52)

North West Canada Medal

After being freed he was attached to Major General Strange's column and later was awarded the North West Canada Medal for his role as a scout and guide.(pages 51–52)

Field & Stream

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He also founded and edited the newspaper Vermilion Signal, served on the town council of Vermilion, Alberta, and was briefly editor of the magazine Field and Stream, New York.

1885 hangings at Battleford

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Blood Red the Sun, a work by William Bleasdell Cameron, first published in 1926 as The War Trail of Big Bear, describes the events leading up to the Frog Lake Massacre and the executions in significant detail - albeit from the perspective of someone whose friends and colleagues were killed at the Frog Lake Massacre.