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Red River Rebellion

About the Red River Rebellion
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Kim Nguyen

on 27 March 2011

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That the territories of Rupert’s land and the North-West enter the dominion of Canada as province.
The right to elect their own Legislative Assembly, with the power to pass all local laws.
The right to approve or reject any federal government laws affecting the Red River area.
The right to elect local officials such as sheriffs and constables.
The right to have land set aside for, schools, roads, and public buildings.
The right to have Fort Gary connected by railway to lake superior.
That the government pay all expenses involved in governing the province for the first four years.
That any military forces stationed in the red river area be made up of red river residents.
That treaties be signed between the federal government and first nations in the area.
That both French and English be used in the provincial legislature and courts, and in all provincial government documents and acts.
That every male householder aged 21 or over be entitled to vote.
That all existing customs. Rights, and privileges remain after joining Canada.
That amnesty be granted for actions occurring during the resistance.

Extracted from Canada Revisited Bill of Rights That the territories of Rupert’s land and the North-West enter the dominion of Canada as province.
The right to elect their own Legislative Assembly, with the power to pass all local laws.
The right to approve or reject any federal government laws affecting the Red River area.
The right to elect local officials such as sheriffs and constables.
The right to have land set aside for, schools, roads, and public buildings.
The right to have Fort Garry connected by railway to lake superior. Extracted from Canada Revisited 8 The Red River Rebellion By: Amanjot Bains and Kim Nguyen Louis Riel surrendered on May 15th to the Canadian forces.
He was taken to Regina to stand a trial
During his trail Riel himself rejected all attempts by his defense council to prove that he was not guilty
Riel was not given any mercy but instead sentenced him death
A special re-examination of the mental-state of Riel was done,
the government appointed doctors found him completely sane
Riel’s life came to an end on November 16th, 1885
The execution of Louis Riel was opposed all through out Quebec The Hanging Riel was born a Métis in 1844 on the Red River Settlement
From 1869-1870 he headed a provisional government that eventually negotiated the Manitoba Act with the Canadian government
He is considered as one of the most controversial figures in Canadian History
Chosen for a seat in the House of Commons 3 times but each time he was unable to take his spot
Found guilty of taking part in rebellion
He was hanged on November 16th, 1885 Louis David Riel Gabriel Dumont Dumont is mostly known as the man who led the small military forces for the Métis during the Northwest resistance of 1885
Born in 1837 in the Red River Area
Conviced Louis Riel to come back from the U.S
Led a four day battle against the Canadian Military forces
His army lost on May, 12th, 1885 after which he fled to the United States
Spent the rest of his life at his homestead where he dies in 1906 William McDougall William McDougall was both a politician and a lawyer
He was born on January 25th, 1822 in York (Toronto) and he died on May 29th, 1905 in Ottawa
Was a minister of Public Works in Sir John A. MacDonald’s Government (1867)
He was the one to introduce the resolution that eventually led to the purchase of Rupert’s Land
McDougall was the first lieutenant-governor of the North-West territories Key People Thomas Scott was born in Clandeboye, Ireland in 1842 and was executed at the Red River Colony on March, 4th, 1870
Scott immigrated to Canada in 1863
Was considered a violent and mischievous person
Went to the Red River Colony in 1869, where Thomas Scott was captured on many occasions by the Métis
Executed by Louis Riel
Scott’s execution also became a symbol of the Métis hostility towards Ontario Thomas Scott http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/dumont.htm
http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/riel.htm
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=a1ARTA0004884
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007231
http://www.oakbay.sd61.bc.ca/staff/salexander/courses/socials-10/documents/red_river_rebellion_notes.pdf
http://shsb.mb.ca/en/node/1375
http://history.howstuffworks.com/canadian-history/red-river-rebellion.htm Bibliography Short Answer:
1. In your opinion, why was Louis Riel considered one of the most controversial figures in Canadian History?
2. What caused the Red River Rebellion?
3. Name three things that were mentioned in the Bill of Rights.

Multiple Choice:
During what time did the Red River Rebellion occur?
a)1875-1878
b) 1859-1860
c) 1869-1870
d) 1868-1870

Who were the key people of the Rebellion?
a) William McDougall, John A. MacDonald, Louis Riel, Thomas Scott
b) William McDougall, Gabriel Dumont, Louis Riel, Thomas Scott
c) Thomas Scott, John A. MacDonald, Gabriel Dumont, Louis Riel
d) None of the Above Red River Rebellion Test Occcured during 1869-1870
The Rebellion was an uprising by the Métis in the Red River Valley (present day Manitoba) against the Canadian government
The first causes of the rebellion started to occur in 1869 after the Hudson's Bay Company sold its territorial rights to Rupert’s Land which also included the Red River Valley to the Canadian Government
The Métis feared they would be dispossessed and that they would not have any voice as to the way any government set up in the territory
The Métis were able to prevent William McDougall (lieutenant-governor) from entering the territory and were able to seize Fort Garry (modern day Winnipeg) What Happened During the Red River Rebellion? A provisional government was established by Riel
in November and he later on became its president
After that, Métis representatives went to Canada to present their terms to the
Canadian Government, which led to the creation of the Bill of Rights
When Thomas Scott was executed, a military force was dispatched to the territory to
prevent further violence
Louis Riel fled to the United States before the troops arrived
The settlement was the nucleus of the province of Manitoba
which was established in July 1878 The Exile Louis Riel was forced to go into exile because of his part in the Thomas Scott Execution
Went to 2 Quebec Asylums because he was depressed and was experiencing visions
Many events were happening in Manitoba, Métis were being stripped of their land and way of life
Métis moved down along the Saskatchewan River
While in the U.S, Riel married and had 2 children
The Métis wanted Riel to come back and help them Thank you for listening That the government pay all expenses involved in governing the province for the first four years.
That any military forces stationed in the red river area be made up of red river residents.
That treaties be signed between the federal government and First Nations in the area.
That both French and English be used in the provincial legislature and courts, and in all provincial government documents and acts.
That every male householder aged 21 or over be entitled to vote.
That all existing customs, rights, and privileges remain after joining Canada.
That amnesty be granted for actions occurring during the resistance. Extracted From Canada Revisited 8 Terms to Consider Exile to force a person force to leave
their native country Rebellion resistance or opposition to an authority Provisional Government a government that exists for only the time being, until properly replaced
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