Annette the Metis Spy - Riel Rebellion
Small bit of info about 1886 Regina Metis bone pickers - history early stockpiling of bones by Cree to give name pile o' bones
Gives precise year and amount of bones picked and shipped at the various locations from REgina to Saskatoon.
pickers lived by an unwritten code. The first one upon an area had the right to those bones and no one else could come in take over. That way, the bone picker didn’t have to guard his territory day and night or rush to get through.
Bone piles stacked alongside railroad tracks sometimes reached ten feet high, twenty feet wide, and a quarter of a mile long. That’s a lot of bones. This is a neat picture of some beside a railroad track.