the metis struggle


The metis people

Who were the metis people, the metis are French and native peoples who got married and had kids, the metis people viewed themselves as a strong community and a very skilled community in hunting fishing trapping they didn’t think of themselves as an inferior community like the colonists did

Before the metis struggle

The Metis life style was alot different before the fur trade. Before the fur trade they would mostly fish and hunt. When the fur trade started many of the native women would marry the fur traders, because it would make life easier. The Metis would help with trapping the beaver and help with trading.

Red River settlement

The Red River settlement effected the metis by banning exporting pemmican. they also was treated as inferior. They got 200 000 hectors but their was a military force that treated them poorly.

The affect of the red river sttlement

the red river settlement affected the metis people because of the battle of the seven oaks the metis people were exporting and selling pemmican to the other fur trading places and the settlers wanted them to stop

how did the French, metis and English see the creation of manatoba

The French and the Metis liked the Government but they were worried about there rights. The Metis welcomed the creation of Manitoba, but the reality was different.

How did the Canadian government solidifie their control

the government solidified their control of the west by not allowing pemmican to be exported

the most important event

I believe the trial of Louis Riel is the most important event. The Trial of Louis Riel is arguably the most famous trial in the history of Canada. In 1885, Louis Riel had been a leader of a resistance movement by the Métis and First Nations people of western Canada against the Canadian government in what is now the modern province of Saskatchewan. Known as the North-West Rebellion, this resistance was suppressed by the Canadian military, which led to Riel's surrender and trial for treason. The trial, which took place in July 1885 and lasted only five days, resulted in a guilty verdict. He was also given a choice to plead guilty or insanity. On 20 July his trial began in Regina. Riel wished to pursue a claim of self-defence instead, arguing that Métis actions in both 1870 and 1885 were justifiable.

has the metis culture changed?

The metis people of today are not as vibrant as the metis people back then, culture has changed and many more things have changed, the metis culture is shared with Canadians because 50% of most Aboriginals in Canada are metis, and no the metis culture has not disappeared.