About Mike

The name of the school commemorates Mike Mountain Horse Miistatosomitai (1888 – 1964), a war veteran, scout and writer. Born and raised among the Blood tribe, he left home in 1894 to attend an Anglican boarding school. After his brother was killed in World War I, he joined the Canadian army and served overseas in France. Upon his return he worked at various Mounted Police detachments in the Lethbridge area and for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Launching a writing career in the 1920s, he wrote for the local newspapers and prepared a manuscript of the book, “My People the Bloods”, published by the Glenbow Museum and Blood Tribal Council in 1979. In the late 1950s Mike Mountain Horse retired to the Blood Reserve where he served one term on the tribal council.