Private Patrick Cloutier and Mohawk Warrior Brad "Freddy Krueger Lacrocque" face off during the Oka Crisis, 1990

September 1, 1990. Private Patrick Cloutier, a ‘Van Doo’ perimeter sentry, and Mohawk Warrior Brad "Freddy Krueger" Larocque, a University of Saskatchewan economics student, face off. The Oka Crisis was a land dispute between the Mohawk nation (at the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake) and the town of Oka, Quebec. It began on March 11, 1990, and lasted until September 26, 1990.

Photograph by Shaney Komulainen
Canadian Press

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