Fort Pitt (Saskatchewan)
|National Historic Site of Canada|
|Municipality||Frenchman Butte No. 501|
|North Saskatchewan River Saskatchewan Canada.|
|Coordinates||53°34′24″N 109°47′33″W / 53.5733°N 109.7924°W / 53.5733; -109.7924Coordinates: 53°34′24″N 109°47′33″W / 53.5733°N 109.7924°W / 53.5733; -109.7924|
|Controlled by||King George III/Queen Victoria|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Fort Pitt|
Fort Pitt was a fort built in 1830 by the Hudson's Bay Company that also served as a trading post on the North Saskatchewan River in Canada. It was built by Chief Factor John Rowand, previously of Fort Edmonton, in order to trade for bison hides, meat and pemmican. Pemmican, dried buffalo meat, was required as provisions for HBC's northern trading posts.
Fort Pitt was built where the territories of the Cree, Assiniboine and Blackfoot converged. It was located on a large bend in the river just east of the present day Alberta-Saskatchewan border and was the major post between Fort Edmonton and Fort Carlton. In 1876, it was one of the locations for signing Treaty 6. It was the scene of the Battle of Fort Pitt during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.
The site was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1954. It is now operated as the Fort Pitt Provincial Park .
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