At the same time—a mile north of the stockade… There was indeed a battle occurring—Enyeto (Walks as Bear) war chief of the Missisauga First Nation people living nearby, had had enough of the whiskey trade, and reluctantly decided to put an end to it violently, as parley had failed.
The battle lasted less than five minutes—there were no casualties among the Missisauga warriors, and only three whiskey-traders fell wounded. Walks as Bear let the surviors escape—towards Fort Reliance. The Missiswauga would bring the wounded to the stockade.
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Continuing our story—after Enyeto brought the wounded to the stockade… The survivors of the attack were arrested and a detachment of the NWMP left with them to take them to the rail station where they were given one-way tickets to Montana.
“Wat y’gonna do with us? We was just protecting our business, an them injuns set on us.”
“You were trading whiskey for furs in violation of our laws—and the wishes of the Missisauga tribal chiefs,” North-West Mounted Police Sergeant Hershel Arlo replied, “And for that we’re deporting you to the United States, where, by the way, you will be met by the US Marshals. What they do with you is their business.”
Since most of them were wanted for one reason or another in the US, this news was less than good.
Enyeto and a few of his warriors brought the wounded to the stockade where Doc Shouse treated their wounds—none were seriously wounded—and they were placed under guard until they were able to travel. They too, would be sent back to Montana.
Several hours later—outside the gates… War Chief Enyeto met with Inspector MacIntyre, to discuss the new trading post operations while the rest of our heroes were getting re-acquainted with Larry, Collista and with their dog-people, all of whom had remained with the train. Stories, and no doubt, a few tall tales were told of their adventures. All agreed that it would be good to get back to the train with its modern conveniences—like hot showers and computers, for example.
Too soon, it was time to pack-up and start the journey back to the train. A journey that all hoped would be uneventful…
To be Continued…