The Blue Canadian Rockies / Valdy
Early days North West Mounted Police outpost
My roots are deep in Calgary
My Dad was born here and I was told
that my great grandfather was a member of the
North West Mounted Police
North-West Mounted Police of Canada, 1887 (colour litho), Remington, Frederic (1861-1909)
Jeremiah “Jerry” Potts (1840 – July 14, 1896), (also known as Ky-yo-kosi, meaning “Bear Child”),
was an American – Canadian plainsman, buffalo hunter, horse trader, interpreter, and scout of Kainai (Blood) and Scots heritage.
Potts is just one of many early Canadian Explorers and Frontiersmen.
Canadians know disgustingly little of their own History or of such people.
We don’t celebrate them. We never developed a film industry like the US
that tells of them in any way. Their exploits were easily equal,
but they are almost completely unknown. Because of this I would guess
that the average Canadian knows more about US History than Canadian History.
Don’t know who these cowboys are? but it looks like
they got a bag of pancake mix and 4 beers for posing.