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Aboriginal Soldiers


Almost 4,000 indigenous people joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force. Albert MOUNTAIN HORSE, a Blood native, described his experience on the battlefield:

“‘I was in the thick of the fighting at Ypres … and we had to get out of it. The Germans were using the poisonous gas on our men – oh it was awful – it is worse than anything I know of. I don’t mind rifle fire and the shells bursting around us, but this gas is the limit.’”

To discover what happened to Mountain Horse and other aboriginal soldiers, please consult the list of biographies.

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