Founded in 1830, Fort Pitt was the major Hudson's Bay Company trading post between Forts Edmonton and Carlton (Saskatchewan), located at a large bend in the North Saskatchewan River just east of the modern Alberta-Saskatchewan border. It was one of two principal points for signing Treaty 6 in 1876. On 14 and 15 April 1885, during the North-West Resistance, Chief Big Bear's Cree band besieged the fort. After a skirmish in which a policeman was killed, the Indigenous people permitted the fort's North-West Mounted Police detachment to flee downriver and then took the civilian occupants prisoner and looted the post.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Beal, Bob. "Fort Pitt". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 04 March 2015, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fort-pitt. Accessed 04 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Beal, B. (2015). Fort Pitt. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fort-pitt
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Beal, Bob. "Fort Pitt." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited March 04, 2015.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Fort Pitt," by Bob Beal, Accessed December 04, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fort-pitt
Article by Bob Beal
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited March 4, 2015