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For the rural municipality the geographic feature is located within, see Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte No. 501.
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Frenchman Butte
Location Frenchman Butte, Frenchman Butte No. 501, Saskatchewan, Canada
Official name: Frenchman Butte National Historic Site of Canada
Designated: 1929

Frenchman Butte is a butte located 45 km northeast of Lloydminster, is named after a Frenchman who was killed there by Indians in the 19th century. It is not known how or why this man was murdered. This was also the site of the Battle of Frenchman's Butte between Major-General Thomas Bland Strange and Cree Chief Big Bear.

The site of the battle was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1929.

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