Joe Healy

Joe Healy, a member of the Kainai, was adopted by Johnny Healy, who along with A.B. Hamilton started Fort Whoop-Up. Joe attended school, learned to speak and write English, and became a scout and interpreter for the Northwest Mounted Police. He later returned to the reserve and died at St. Paul's Mission in 1936. Never an official chief of the Kainai people, Joe Healy was one of the great leaders of the Blood people, second in command to Chief Shot-Both-Sides. As a youth, he was an eye-witness to the 1870 battle that took place between the Blackfoot and the Cree that began on the prairie west of the Belly (now Oldman) River and ended in what is now Indian Battle Park.

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