Louis Riel

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  • Louis Riel Legacy

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    nineteenth century included many well known, key figures such as Louis Riel. At this time in history, actions of civilians, were setting the fundaments of Canada in motion. It was clear, from the very beginning of his education, that riel was a standout student. Riel was identified as a strong candidate for priest school, given a scholarship and attended a Sulpician school in Montréal until his father’s death in 1864. His father, Louis Riel, Sr. was a businessman and political leader in the métis community

  • Louis Riel Summary

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    strip biography “Louis Riel” by Chester Brown, starts off in early September 1870 in St. Joseph, Dakota territory. Louis Riel is reading a note which talks about how the Canadian soldiers have wreaked havoc on the Red River Colony. It talks about how some Métis men had been murdered and quite a few were beaten. Women had also been raped in the settlement too. “The Canadian soldiers have brought a reign of fear to the Red River settlement.” This is an excerpt from the note Louis Riel was reading. Also

  • Louis Riel Essay

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    Patriote or Traitor? Louis Riel was born in 1844. He was captured and executed by Canadian authorities in November 16, 1885. He was a leader who gave up his life and time to fight for the right of the Metis, Indians and the western settlers. He was an well-educated young man fluent in both French and English. He was also selected as the Metis’s spokesman to negotiate with the Canadian government. During the 1869-70, he led the rebel when Canada purchases Manitoba from the Hudson’s bay company

  • Louis Riel Essay

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    On October 23, 1844, in Red River Manitoba, Louis Riel Sr and Julie Lagimodiere, devout Christians, brought a young Métis boy into the world. Little did they know, Louis Riel Jr. would grow up to become known to many as “the founder of Manitoba.” His life was filled with excitement, both political and personal. The question is, were his actions against the government acts of honor and truth, or deception and lies?      Riel Jr.’s political adventures did not begin until

  • The Individual Agendas Of Louis Riel

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    actions that benefited the minorities of Canada. The individual agendas of Louis Riel where ones that ranged greatly in ambition. Stretching from seemingly minor or common goals such as self improvement to the grandiose and peculiar goals of becoming a new world prophet and setting up a new world Vatican in western Canada to foster Métis peoples and minorities (Riel 93) . Some of the most prominent and acted upon goals by Louis Riel however where the ones he envisioned of equal, fair, and respectful treatment

  • Louis Riel: Hero or Villain? Essay

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    Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day – more than a century after his execution – he continues to be remembered. Many believed him to be a villain; others saw him as a hero. So who was he really? Born in St. Boniface at the Red River Settlement of Canada (present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba) on October 22, 1844, Louis Riel hoped one day to follow his father’s footsteps and become a great Métis leader just like him. Eventually, Riel was seen as a

  • Louis Riel: A National Hero of Canada

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    " (Louis Riel, 1884). Louis Riel, a man of great nature and abiding love for his western Métis heritage, is proven to be one of the most revolutionary men looked upon in the chronicles of the Dominion of Canada. In spite of this, he remains as one of the most controversial and cryptic figures throughout the course of Canadian history. A period of revolution lasting from the 1870’s to the late 1880’s was condemned with constant revolts justified as an intervening year for those involved. Louis Riel

  • Louis Riel: Father of Confederation or a Treasonous Rebel?

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    "We must cherish our inheritance. We must preserve our nationality for the youth of our future. The story should be written down to pass on." (Louis Riel, 1884). Louis Riel, a man of great nature and abiding love for his western Métis heritage, is proven to be one of the most revolutionary men looked upon in the chronicles of the Dominion of Canada. In spite of this, he remains as one of the most controversial and cryptic figures throughout the course of Canadian history, leading to the question

  • Louis Riel 's Last Words Before His Execution

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    are Louis Riel’s last words before his execution. Two themes that have been debated is whether Louis Riel is a traitor or hero to the Métis. There have been many controversial figures throughout Canada’s history, but Louis Riel is one of the most controversial figure. His perspective on how he dealt with manner is still debated today. A key aspect discussed today is why Riel is a hero to his people; the Métis. Louis Riel had once recognized the turmoil the Métis had to face, through this Riel proved

  • A Prominent Yet Controversial Leader, Métis-born, Louis Riel Essay

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    as Louis Riel, who is one of the most prominent, yet one of the most controversial figures of Canada during the Red River and the North-West Rebellions. I respectfully disagree that Louis Riel is guilty of high treason, who instead should be granted clemency and not be executed. Although some people may believe this is wrong, they are oblivious of his outstanding accomplishments, such as defending the Métis rights, taking good risks and action, and shaping the province of Manitoba. Louis Riel, a

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