This tiny, incomplete, and goal-less story is based on Reminiscences of the North-West Rebellions by Major Charles A. Boulton, Commanding Boulton's Scouts Toronto, 1886. It's mostly asking two people about a bayonette and little else.
This story was mentioned in Writing History with Interactive Fiction, a blog post by the author at Play The Past. The storyfile itself was available at
www.simulatinghistory.com/IF-archive/northwest.html, but that link no longer works.
Major Charles Boulton and the Northwest Rebellion was created with Inform 7 and has IFID CB86E25A-4E8B-43EE-AC03-C97819CA2F99. To play a work like this one, you need an interpreter program: many are available, among them Zoom for Mac OS X and for Unix; Windows Frotz or Windows Glulxe for Windows.