In Search of Almighty Voice by Bill Waiser is the story of Almighty Voice, a member of the One Arrow Willow Cree, who died violently when Canada’s North-West Mounted Police shelled the fugitive’s hiding place in May 1897. Since then his violent death has spawned a succession of conflicting stories – from newspaper features, magazine articles and pulp fiction to plays and film. Almighty Voice has been maligned, misunderstood, romanticized, celebrated, and invented. Indeed, there have been many Almighty Voices over the years.
Loyal till Death: Indians and the North-West Rebellion is an important history of First Nations participation in the North-West Rebellion in 1885 reissued in 2010. Historians have long maintained that Indians supported Louis Riel and the Metis during this uprising. Blair Stonechild and Bill Waiser set the record straight after thoroughly researching government archives and interviewing First Nations elders. Their findings support the position of the elders who insist their relatives remained faithful to the Crown and upheld the treaties.