Metis Tracker: Jeremiah ” Jerry” Potts


In September 1874, Potts was trading horses in Fort Benton, Montana, when he was hired as a guide, interpreter and scout by the North West Mounted Police. Potts was already a legend in this part of the world, and became an extremely important part of the NWMP in his diplomatic communications between the police and the various native American tribes. His contract as a guide was to last twenty two years. He was paid three times a police constables salery. He ceased working at the age of fifty eight because of the pain from throat cancer, and was to die a year later on 14th July 1896 at Fort Macleod.

Model: JJD-WSP61


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