Among other distinctions, Jarvis was the first Registrar of the University of Manitoba, a founder of the Manitoba Historical Society, an early alderman on the Winnipeg City Council, and an officer in the Northwest Mounted Police
He was a former member of the Northwest Mounted Police
Watson believes that distrust of authority began over a century ago when the Northwest Mounted Police
escorted Indian agents and school masters to homes to take children away to residential schools.
Our guest speaker, retired teacher and historian Brian Porter, gave us an interesting presentation on James Morrow Walsh who had a distinguished career as one of the first members of the Northwest Mounted Police
(later the Royal Canadian Mounted Police) and had a close relationship with the great Sioux chief, Sitting Bull.
Fort Calgary is where the Northwest Mounted Police
sorted out warring native tribes and European traders in 1875.
Baird, arrived on the scene in 1881--a time when Confederation was still fresh, the Northwest Mounted Police
had been recently formed, the railway was completed, treaties were being signed with First Nations people, and that great icon of the West, the buffalo, had been nearly wiped out.