Did Louis Riel Deserve His Fate

Satisfactory Essays
After the capture and surrender of Louis Riel on may 15, 1885, he was charged of high treason back in Regina. The trial began on July,1885. He had his own lawyers from Quebec, they suggested that the only way to save him from the death penalty was to attempt to prove to the jury that Riel had delusions that cause him to make religious and political decisions without being aware of his doing, and all his crimes are unintentional. But this attempt had failed soon after a medical examination. There was no exception of Louis Riel’s fate. Riel was sentenced to be hanged on 18 September by the judge. Before his death, he tried to show to the government that all Metis and Indians would not rebel for no reason. In fact, they were mistreated by
Get Access