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Gigi Lin 123

Story of Louis Riel

jiji k

on 14 April 2010

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Louis Riel A hero and leader of the group: Métis [1844 - 1885] Born in a small town near Winnipeg in 1844 Louis Riel To Louis Riel Sr. and Julie Lagimodière. He was a mixed descent, with traces of
French Canadian,
Scottish, and
English all being in his blood He was a Metis in heart and soul Louis Riel Sr. A literate and well-educated lawyer who spoke well in both English and French Believed in peace-keeping and defending justice and rights when they are unfairly taken away or ignored upon Exactly one week later Tension raised within the Red River Settlement Settlers were angry at HBC for sale of Rupert's Land without THEIR consultation. Settlers were also angry at the surveyors, who began to lay out square townships instead of the traidional strip lots. In this way, it seemed like the Canadian Government was and will eventually take all of their land away. Riel who thought that this injustice was unacceptable arranged bands of Metis to try and observe and confront the surveyors Hoping with their cries and arguements the surveyors would back down, and everything would be as it was. But that was not the case They would have to fight back more and show, that they were not just people that lived there, but also part-owners of the land. Riel formed the Metis National Committee To fight for Metis concerns about their land. Firstly, they were to greet William Mc Dougall, but instead of warmly welcoming him, they kicked him out of their land, to go back to Ottawa, because self-governing was favourited. Next Several Metis under Riel's command attacked Fort Garry and seized all of the military weapons, ammunition, and equipment (AKA munitions) and thus, The Red River Rebellion had begun. Rebellioning was not something Riel and his supporters did for fun It was merely just to ensure that the people of Red River wouldn't have their rights and traditions taken and seized away when it was handed over to the Canadian authority Riel's decision To form a provisional government that could maintain order Also to negotiate an agreement that the surrounding area of the Red River Settlement could actually be a part of Confederation, rather than just saying it WAS, it could take part as the province of Manitoba Riel was determined to protect and fight against the rights of not only the Metis, but also all of the groups in the settlement Civil War may occur as the Canadian Party was armed and ready to attack the Metis who were rebelling. However, Riel led his party of armed Metis to Schultz's home where he took Schultz and 48 of his followers back to Fort Garry. With this, Riel now announced that he would discuss and try to find a solution with John A. MacDonald With that The provisional government drafted a proposal to officially name the province of Manitoba Schultz had escaped from Fort Garry and while trying to free the other prisoners, a skirmish broke out Several followers arrested yet again One by the name of Thomas Scott Thomas Scott A loud and belligerent member of the Canadian Party Dead set and against the Metis, he loudly publicized his anti-Metis views, often verbally and physically abusing his guards To the extent of threatening Louis Riel's life Therefore, soon fearing for his life, Riel ordered Scott to be executed on March 4 by his provisional government's firing squad This would be the point where followers and haters to each take their sides Now, the crisis had finally passed Or so they thought On March 9, Riel announced that the crisis was over, and there was nothing else to worry about The Ottawa delegation was in a happy and cheerful mood as they were to go and discuss the creation of Manitoba But it came, stingy and forcefully Schultz publicized his views on the Metis and the execution of Thomas Scott as "brutal" "mercilessly" Orange Order had now created a mythology around Thomas Scott (Which was not good for Riel & the Metis) Thomas Scott became a Protestant martry, who had gotten cruelly murdered by the Metis It had taken a "final shot" to get Scott dead, and with this, interpretations of the truth were exaggerated With this, in late August, Riel had wisely fled the area, beacuse he was fearing that his life would be in danger. Although other members of the provisional government were granted amnesty, Riel was instead "...banished from Canada for a period of five years!" On the date of November 16, 1885 Louis Riel was hanged "He was brutal" It was murder! He Thomas Scott! murdered Merciless All this can be said about Louis Riel, but it was true that he had helped the Metis get back what had belonged to them, and without any approval on their parts, was almost taken away. Traditions can be sacred and in this way, Riel had managed to use what he knew and can do, to perserve and keep their ways of doing. Louis Riel Leader Hero We will remember him as his legacy will be carried on, forever, in the hearts of Canadians and others
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