Albert Lacombe (28 February 1827 – 12 December 1916), widely known in Alberta simply as Father Lacombe, was a French-Canadian Roman Catholic missionary who traveled among and evangelized the Cree, and also visited the Blackfoot First Nations of Alberta.
He is now remembered for having brokered a peace between the Cree and Blackfoot, negotiating construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through Blackfoot territory, and securing a promise from the Blackfoot leader Crowfoot to refrain from joining the North-West Rebellion of 1885.
The log chapel he built is still standing in St. Albert, near Edmonton. (Photos on this site)
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