He was also a victim of current harm of his time His leadership of the Métis was shown in both the Red River in 1869 and North West Rebellions in 1885. He piggybacked on that sentiment with his own two cents. Louis Riel: Historical Hero Louis Riel is a well-known figure in Canadian history. The interesting challenge was to edit the photographs, the interview, and the narration together into a film that is compelling to watch and tells the story. With a group of armed Métis followers, they were able to take control of a Hudson Bay trading post called Fort Garry and defended their territory in a subsequent raid by government troops, during which the Métis captured several of their attackers. Riel is also a Metis leader, and educated in the city of Montreal. The government expands westward and found a Metis settlement, they didn't even care about it.
I know everyone has their opinions. In my opinion Louis Riel was a hero in many ways. Louis Riel was the reason Manitoba was created. The Act established Manitoba as a province and provided some protection for French culture. Irish-born , an from present-day Ontario, was captured when he and his party tried to break into , the former and future Winnipeg. Louis Riel is considered one of the most important figures in Canadian history.
Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day — more than a century after his execution — he continues to be remembered. It is also fair to point out that in the Red River Rebellion of1869, Riel's government was formed in a settled and establishedcommunity, and stood for the interests of all of the people whowere settled there. On 20 August 1869, a survey party arrived. Lastly, during the Red River Resistance of 1869- 1870, Riel executed or 'murdered' Thomas Scott, who was against Louis Riel. Even before he died, his last words were still trying to. This act caused Canada to make French our second language.
He stressed he doesn't want Riel pardoned, he wants his conviction overturned and the government to acknowledge he was not guilty. It was the year 1885 when the government of Canada put Métis leader Louis Riel to death. Louis Riel founded the Canadian province of Manitoba. In late August 1969, Riel emerged as the leader. These rights were not the musings of a revolutionary — but rather that of a democrat.
Louis-Joseph Papineau was a hero, not a traitor or a coward. For men employed by the , chartered in 1670, were minimized. News of the execution spread quickly, and caused widespread outrage in Eastern Canada. They wanted military power but did not seek to hurt Riel. I would change this to Riel became a Metis leader, and was educated in the city of Montreal.
The Metis wants to keep there rights made a Provisional Government and named Louis Riel. To me, it feels like he sacrificed himself willingly, knowing the probable chances of a dire outcome, yet determined to take chances anyway. He saw the opportunity tht Confederation would provide Red River with. When Riel returned to his community, Red River, in 1868, he stood out as someone with a higher education. See the link below for more information on … Louis Riel. Another reason Louis is called the Father is because he created the Manitoba Act.
He was hanged on November 16, 1885 for treason, but was he a real villain? Everything began with the arrival of the surveyors. Louis Riel was born a natural leader. Riel was hanged on Nov. To many in Quebec he is a herobecause he was French-speaking and stood up to English Canadians. Riel had flaws, flaws as of proven throughout his history, but he was still a hero in many ways.
He was a leader who gave up his life and time to fight for the right of the Metis, Indians and the western settlers. During his exile, Riel was named to the head of the Canadian Committee three times and was eventually executed, himself, after being determined to have a mental illness. I did not find the point. TheConfederation and promises of French minority rights in the newConfederation was much too fragile to handle that truth. The execution of Thomas Scott: a mistake The execution of Irish-born Ontario Orangeman , on 4 March 1870, is central to an account of the Red River Rebellion and to the fate of French-speaking Canadians in western Canada.
He was also a victim of prevailing prejudices of his time. It is interesting that the ancestors of those people still celebrate Louis Riel day. To begin with, I wrote and narrated a script for the film that explains and ties together the various elements of the story. A rebellion started, but ended soon enough as Riel surrendered to the Canadian Army, and was hanged as of November 16, 1885. The government of Canada, on the contrary, saw him as a trouble maker, a zealot and a traitor.
When Canada bought Red River, Settlers started to come and develop it and take the land. Was he a hero or a traitor? The Métis called for Riel, who was the leader of the Métis in the prairies at the time. Riel and Lépine were convicted of murdering Scott in October 1874 and sentenced to death, but Governor General Lord Dufferin commuted the sentences in January 1875 to two years imprisonment. By May Fifteenth, the armies and police forces of Canada had put down the Indian resistance and Louis Riel, shoeless, surrendered himself to the police. He challenged the newly formed Canadian government and he ran away to the United States after his first rebellion. A man named Thomas Scott was executed for treason.