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mashrewba writes:

From Wikipedia -which is what I call research… grin
The Indian Department
This consisted of 100 officers, whose purpose was to act as agents, envoys or interpreters to the various Native tribes and nations (nowadays referred to in Canada as First Nations).

Many of its personnel took part in actions in which the peoples to whom they were attached participated. They were supposed to wear full dress in action, to prevent their being mistaken for Americans by excited warriors (or being taken for "blue-eyed Indians", renegades and rogue fur traders, by American soldiers). Indian Department officers were indeed often of mixed Native and European ancestry. Some claimed to speak little or no English.

The most well known victory won by Natives fighting directly under British command was the Battle of Beaver Dams in 1813.

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Interpreter, Indian Department, 1812-1815

Officers and interpreters of the British Indian Department in Canada were often found in action with warriors during the War of 1812, the most famous instance being possibly at Beaver Dams in June 1813. At that time, the department's uniform scarlet was faced with green. Interpreters, not being commisioned officers, did not have epaulettes.


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Personal logo BrigadeGames Sponsoring Member of TMP of Brigade Games writes:

Brigade Games has recently released new packs in our continually expanding War of 1812 – Native Americans range.

The new pack is Native Americans II and an Indian Department Officer (BG-NUS101).

BG-NUS101 Native Americans II and Indian Department Officer

The previously released pack is Native Americans I (BG-NUS100).

BG-NUS100 Native Americans I

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We will have these all our new releases and everything else at Cold Wars, March 6-8, 2015.

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