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Biography of the Day

McCORD, DAVID ROSS – Volume XV (1921-1930)

b. 18 March 1844 in Montreal


Responsible Government

Sir John A. Macdonald

From the Red River Settlement to Manitoba (1812–70)

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Sir George-Étienne Cartier


The Fenians

Women in the DCB/DBC

The Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864

Introductory Essays of the DCB/DBC

The Acadians

For Educators

The War of 1812 

Canada’s Wartime Prime Ministers

The First World War

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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