Mike Mountain Horse was born 1 November 1887 on the Blood Reserve. He had two other brothers who also served. Albert was the first to join and later died as a result of injury back in Canada. His brother Joe signed up with Mike. He was a carpenter before the war. Upon his return he worked at various Mounted Police detachments in the Lethbridge area and for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Launching a writing career in the 1920s, he wrote for the local newspapers and prepared a manuscript of the book, “My People the Bloods”, published by the Glenbow Museum and Blood Tribal Council in 1979. He was the first president of the Royal Canadian Legion for Indigenous veterans. In the late 1950s Mike Mountain Horse retired to the Blood Reserve where he served one term on the tribal council. Mike died January 31, 1964. An elementary school in Lethbridge is named in his honour.
2024 Banner Application Deadline
Banner applications for 2023 are closed. Applications for 2024 are now being accepted. They must be received no later than June 30th, 2024. Only 90 additional (over and above the 2023 banners) will be displayed in the lead up to the 2024 Remembrance Day so sponsorships will again be available on a first come first served basis.