Memorable Manitobans: Henry Prince “Red Eagle” [Mis-koo-ke-new] (1819-1899)
Born in 1819, son of Peguis, Prince was known as Pa-bat-or-kok-or-sis although he signed Treaty One as Mis-koo-kenew (“Red Eagle”).
In October 1840, he was married to Sarah Badger at St. Peter Dynevor. He complained in 1869-1870 that the Métis were not sympathetic to Native people and he was a firm supporter of the Canadian annexation of Red River. He met the arriving Wolseley Expedition in his canoe at the mouth of the Red River.
He died at St. Andrews on 7 June 1899.
Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Treaty One, Library and Archives Canada.
St. Peter's Dynevor, The Original Indian Settlement of Western Canada by T. C. B. Boon
Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
We thank Anne Lindsay for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 14 May 2022