Red River Rebellion

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  • The Origins Of The And Riel Rebellion

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    The Métis/ Riel rebellion is one that echoes in Canadian history. It is the cause for much distress on both the rebel and the side of the government of Canada. This tail includes different rebellions which intertwine together; the Red River Rebellion, and the North West Rebellion. The Red River rebellion itself dates back to 1869 and ended in 1870, while the North West Rebellion occurred in 1885; which was a quick and deadly revolution (New, 2002:826). The lead up to these historic event date back

  • Social Studies Rebellion Essay

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    conflicting interests, lives changed forever. This is a rebellion. You’re willing to fight the authorities to be heard. Armed rebellion is only justifiable if nothing else works. The Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada, Red River Rebellion, and Northwest Rebellion are all part of Canadian history. They show us that people can go against the government which usually results in a large loss of life, but more importantly change. The Rebellion of Upper and Lower Canada mainly occurred because of land

  • Essay Confilcting Ideas of the Past in Canada

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    of the most controversial figures in Canadian history. Does this man who has continued to haunt Canadian history for more than a century after his execution, deserve all of those descriptions? After reading three different interpretations of the rebellions, it is still difficult to decide which is closer to the truth. All three authors retold the Metis history and although they differ on crucial issues, there was agreement on the basic facts. The primary difference amongst the three authors was

  • The Individual Agendas Of Louis Riel

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    respectful treatment of Métis and First Nations people across the nation of Canada by the federal government itself. From the time Louis Riel emerged as a leader during the Red River Rebellion, Louis had many particular goals in mind, all supporting the agenda of fair treatment for the Métis by the government. As the Rebellion was being resolved by the Treaty of Manitoba, Louis Riel had many demands of the Angelo Canadian government (Francis 40). Louis first and foremost demanded that Manitoba be

  • Louis Riel Essay

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    organized and led a similar rebellion in 1885. Above all, is he a patriote or a traitor? It was inappropriate to accuse Riel as a traitor. He tried to defend the traditional rights of Metis and made sure they treated as equally as the

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

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    always one person who is responsible for keeping everything under control. This refers to a Métis-born leader widely known 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,

  • Father Of Confederation Research Paper

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    grace of God, I am the founder of Manitoba.” Macdonald was open to the idea of creating a new province, that he even granted the “children of the Metis,” 200 000 hectares of land, the right to self-government, and a railway. On May 12, 1870, the Red River settlement founded by the Metis became the small but powerful province of Manitoba due to the perseverance of Riel. Louis Riel was the essential advocate that made a minority of people into a province. He aided in the implementation of the Manitoba

  • Louis Riel's Rebellion

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    uncontrolled behaviour. The rebellion of 1885 was more than a metis uprising incited by one man. It was a resistance by the people of the North West as a whole, and in this respect the first of a series of western protest movements against central Canada in general and the federal government in particular. 1 In contrast, French-Canadian Historians saw Riel as a misguided leader acting of concern for his Metis People. Both groups of historians saw Riel and the rebellion largely in terms of the continuing

  • Louis Riel: Hero or Villain? Essay

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    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 hero to the French-speaking Métis.

  • Louis Riel: A National Hero of Canada

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    Overall, He tried to take a stand against a bureaucracy that threatened the Métis way of life The second rebellion took place in 1885, branded as the Northwest Resistance. It began once again when unresolved Métis grievances towards the Canadian Government began to heighten. They were apprehensive regarding the encroachment onto their lands by the Canadian regime;