Project Description


When she was just 17, Mary Drever evaded Metis guards to deliver an important military dispatch to British forces during the Red River Rebellion in 1869.
She met her future husband, Colonel James Macleod, at the time, and after their marriage in 1876 they settled at Fort Macleod, south of Calgary.
Mary would often travel with James during his tours of duty as a commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police and she was one of six white women to sign Treaty 7 with the Blackfoot Nation.