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Chapter 9 Task

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Jennifer Vo

on 23 May 2013

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Louis Riel married in 1881 while in exile in Montana, and had three children. In 1885, he returned from Montana to represent his people. After a period of time the resistance escalated into a military confrontation known as the North-West Rebellion of 1885. It ended in Riel's arrest, trial, and execution on of treason. What Perspectives On This Aspect of Canada's Past Need to be Considered? Historical Context: Louis Riel was born near what is now Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on October 22, 1844. In October 1869, the Metis people of the Red River area rose up against the transfer of their territories from the Hudson's Bay Company to the Dominion of Canada. In agreement, Canada's government paid the HBC approximately $1.5 million. Louis Riel led two resistance uprisings against the Canadian government and its first post-Confederation prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Riel wanted to preserve Metis rights and culture because their homelands were gradually becoming under Canadian influence. In 1869-1870, Riel headed a provisional government and later negotiated the Manitoba Act. Riel was forced into exile in the United States due to the controversial execution of Thomas Scott during the rebellion. He played a big part of human rights of the Metis in history. Louis Riel: Louis Riel Louis Riel Louis Riel Louis Riel Louis Riel Louis Riel Louis Riel Louis Riel There are many ways to look at this situation and any of these perspectives could be right. Metis: It was unfair of the HBC to hand over our land without consulting us. We deserve our rights as people who have the reason to live in these lands. Louis Riel took charge and grasped what we have been wanting for so long. Now, we are enraged about his execution.
Canada's Government: Louis Riel did nothing but stir up trouble for the Government of Canada. What we do is for the good of Canada and the the Metis people should respect our decisions. The execution of Louis Riel has slightly calmed down but a new problem is breaking out. Many are furious about the execution of Riel. Francophone: As Francophones we think otherwise. Louis Riel too, was part Francophone, and many Canadiens supported him, and many opposed against his beliefs. What Were the Positive and Negative Consequences of the Political Decision Made in This Time Period: The main positive consequence that occurred was that the Metis people were acknowledged and recognized their rights to land. The main negative consequence was that Louis Riel was executed and his death impacted a lot of people especially his supporters. Exhibit or no Exhibit? In conclusion, I do recommend an exhibit featuring Louis Riel. He fought for his people and beliefs and died a true hero to many. "Life, without the dignity of an intelligent being, is not worth having." ~ Louis David Riel

Riel voiced his opinions and thoughts and made them heard by the Government of Canada. Hero or traitor, Louis Riel still had a hand in helping Manitoba become the fifth province to join Confederation. Louis Riel Statue Video About Louis Riel
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