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Events/Consequences of Red River Rebellion
Transcript of Events/Consequences of Red River Rebellion
The National Committee of Metis was formed to protect Metis interests
Metis would finally have spokespeople
Authority is challenged SUMMARY 1860 OCT16,1869 DEC, 8 1869 NOV 2, 1869 Dec 1869 1868 Jul 15, 1870 EVENT:
Arrival of new immigrants to Red River Valley
Way of life threatened.
Increased control of the west. May 12, 1870 Mar 4,1870 EVENT: Anti-French man, William McDougall appointed as Lieutenant Governor of North West Territories
METIS CONSEQUENCE: Made another political enemy
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCE: Offended metis Sept 28,1869 EVENT: Thomas Scott is executed.
METIS CONSEQUENCE: Loss of leader, Louis Riel had to flee to the states as a result.
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCE: Uproar in Ontario EVENT: Louis Riel establishes provisional government
METIS CONSEQUENCE: Gave metis a political voice
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCE: Disrupted plans (ex caused transfer of Rupert's land to be postponed etc. ) EVENT: Manitoba Act Passed
Demands of Metis met
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCE: no consequence. EVENT: McDougall attempts to go to Fort Garry; Is stopped by Metis
METIS CONSEQUENCE: Takes a stand against enemy
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCES: Looses possession of Fort Garry to Metis EVENT: Canadian surveyors start putting Red River Valley into township grids
METIS CONSEQUENCE: Didn't have legal claim to land, had to adapt to grid system
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCE: Raised tensions between the government and the Metis EVENT: Metis Bill of Rights is drawn
METIS CONSEQUENCE: A document had finally been made that would recognize their rights
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCE: Would have to recognize Metis power EVENT: Canada buys Rupert's Land from HBC
METIS CONSEQUENCE: had to move into west Saskatchewan to preserve privileges fought for
GOVERNMENT CONSEQUENCE: benefited from dispersal of Metis In 1860 there was an arrival of new immigrants to Red River Valley. The Canadian government greatly benefited from this. However as a result of this, the Méetis way of life became threatened. Much had to be adapted to. Later in 1868 Canadian surveyors started putting the Red River Valley into township grids. This was a major concern for the Meétis, since they didn’t have any legal claims to their land. This raised tension between the Méetis and the Canadian government. In September 1869, Anti-French man, William McDougall was appointed as Lieutenant Governor of North West Territories, which offended the Méetis peoples greatly. The Meétis didn’t want him in power, and so they made an enemy of the man. On October 16th, they formed the National Committee of Meétis to protect their interest. The Méetis finally had spokespeople. They Canadian government saw this as a challenge of authority. When McDougall decided he would travel to Fort Gary on November second of 1868, without permission of the Méetis, he was turned away. The same day, the Méetis captured the fort. The Canadian government officially loosing possession of it. In December of the same year, Louis Riel established a provisional government, giving Méetis a bigger political voice. The Méetis also created a bill of rights. This disrupted many of the Canadian governments plans, and they were forced to recognize the Meétis requests. On march 4th of 1870, Thomas Scott was executed. This caused a huge uproar in Ontario, and the Méetis leader, Louis Riel was forced to go into exile. In may of 1870, when the Manitoba act was passed, the Meétis demands were officially met. However when Canada bought Rupert’s Land from the HBC later on in July, It forced most Méetis into the western area to preserve any privileges they had.