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Red Crow - Mekeisto

Renowned Blood Indian Chief
Born 1830; Died 1900
Memorial Cairn at Stand-Off, Alberta

A Memorial Cairn was erected and dedicated at Stand-Off, July 15, 1944, as a token of his fame and courage as leader and Chief of Bloods.

In company with Crowfoot of the Blackfoot Reserve, he signed the original Treaty in 1877. Owing to his influence, the Bloods refrained from joining forces with the Reil Rebellion. He was a dominant personality among his people, and held in high esteem by the neighbouring tribes.

As Head Chief, he was supreme and remained unswervingly loyal to the signed covenants of the Treaty made between the Great White Queen and his tribesmen.

By his acts of diplomacy, he was regarded as a prophet; his courage and steadfastness gave him the rank as a man amongst men - his kindness and interest for the gradual evolution of the Indians for education and potential citizenship, placed him high in the Councils of law and good order, thus earning for himself the coveted title of the a Father of his people.

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