The Red River Rebellion
What Was the Red River Rebellion?
-Red River Rebellion was Metis telling Canadian government they wanted to join on they're own terms.
-William McDougall appointed as lientenant governor for the North West (Ruperts Land) displeased Metis
-Mcdougall sent land surveyors without prior notice
-Metis took the measuring chains causing surveyors to give up
The Metis National Committee
Some Acts of Rebellion
-Fort Garry taken over same day
-Prisoners were captured
-One was executed causing loss of some Metis supporters
-Prime Minister Macdonald to send troops to Red River but Louis Riel flees
-Born in Red River on October 22, 1844
-Oldest of 11
-Studied priesthood in Montreal from 1858-1865
-Went back to Red River in 1868
-Became their leader because he could speak French and English, and his pride in the Metis.