Drums of Courage Author:Janette Oke This story has grown out of the early history of out province of Alberta. The history timeline will guide the reader through the actual events. The statistics given, the terms of the treaty, and even the words of the two great chiefs at the time of the signing of Treaty Number Seven have been taken from historical accounts. However, the story it... more »self is totally fictional, and as such I have used some liberty in presenting the characters and their lifestyle.
A number of missionaries came west to work among the tribes and to help establish schools. Accounts tell of their suffering along with the Indian people, sharing what little food they had once the buffalo were gone and medicines in times of epidemics. Their dedication deserves recognition, and I have written this story to help deepen out understanding of all whose lives were touched by that period of history with its dramatic time of great change.« less