Cree buffalo pound near Fort Carlton, Saskatchewan. 1820 Illustrator: Back, George The original artwork, by Lieutenant George Back. Published in Franklin's "Narrative", 1823, page 112, with the title "A Buffalo Pound".
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The Northwest Mounted Police was formed in 1873 to rid the parries of whiskey traders & to establish good relations with the First Nations. The immediate cause for the new forces was the Cypress Hills Massacre. On June 1, 1873 a group of drunken American Wolf Hunters open fire on a group of Assiniboine People, killing at least 20. This justified the Federal Goverment's creation of the Police Force to prevent the Canadian West from emulating the disorder of the American Wild West.