Mike Mountain Horse was an Indigenous man and a Lethbridge resident who fought in the First World War for Canada and now his life will be explored in a new talk and play.
Tom Sindlinger spent over 20 years getting to know Mountain Horse. He said he wanted to put on the event to let people know about the long and storied life of the veteran including a harrowing tale of survival during World War I.
“He’s overseas in the First World War. He’s wounded three different times. One time he’s buried for four days before he’s recovered. The story he liked to tell me about all the time was that while he’s buried, the enemy would sit on him and eat their lunch before he was rediscovered by his comrades.”
Mountain Horse is also the namesake for the Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School in Lethbridge. Sindlinger will be performing in Lethbridge at the Yates Theatre on May 10, 12 and the 22.