LOUIS RIEL

HERO OR TRAITOR

LOUIS RIEL WAS A HERO

  • Protected the Metis' rights in Manitoba and the Northwest (Saskatchewan Valley)
  • Helped Manitoba join confederation
  • Made French an official language
  • Kept the Metis and French culture in Canada
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Louis Riel's last thoughts before being hanged

Louis Riel had thought that he had a "holy vision". The holy vision told him become a prophet for the metis. This claim ended up getting him admitted to a mental hospital by some of his followers.

MORE REASONS HE WAS A HERO

  • Brought attention to the Canadian Pacific Railway
  • He wanted the Metis to have equal rights
  • Created separate schooling, Protestant and Roman Catholic
  • He wanted his people to have all their rights and was willing to do anything so that would happen

Louis Riel Day

Monday, Feb. 16th 2015 at 12:15am-11:45pm

Manitoba, Canada

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The Celebration of Louis Riel

By: Ellis 9ES