New Book: The North-West Mounted Police: 1873 – 1885




Jack Dunn has competed a major study in the research and publishing of his new book entitled “The North-West Mounted Police: 1873 – 1885.”






This book outlines the formative years of the Force in certainly the most momentous twelve-year period in Canadian Prairie history.  It explores many aspects of police life and duty, the March West, whiskey trade, Indian Treaties, the arrival of Sitting Bull, destruction of the buffalo, railway construction and the North-West Rebellion.

The research for this book relied extensively on primary sources – diaries, letters, newspapers, official records and almost 1,000 personnel files.

Book is hardcover with over 100 illustrations – at least 15 never before published.

The book is a detailed and fascinating account of Canadian history and has been reviewed by one historian as ‘outstanding.’  The summer edition of Alberta History states: “This is undoubtedly the most thorough and comprehensive book ever written about the early years of the Mounted Police.”

The price of this hardcover edition is $40.  With taxes and shipping the book is offered for $50.00.  Orders can be made by mail, email or telephone.  Also available at the RCMP Heritage Centre.

Book is also available at

Jack Dunn 6404 Norfolk Drive Calgary Alberta T2K 5K2 – email:


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