The Lady at Batoche is a story of three young people who are changed forever by the brutal simplicities of battle. It shares the same meticulous research and vivid recreation of history as Richards’ much-praised first novel, Soldier Boys but it also answers some of the more puzzling riddles of the Métis rebellion: why did Gabriel Dumont, the brilliant soldier and hardnosed entrepreneur, put such faith in the unworldly visions of Louis Riel? Why were the implacable enemies, Dakota and Cree warriors, both on the Métis side? And how did the Métis get outflanked by General Middleton’s forces?
Winner of the 1999 Saskatchewan Book Award for Young Adult Fiction