December 4 - December 4, 2007 Part 1- The Northwest...

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December 4, 2007 Part 1- The Northwest Rebellion of 1885 Métis discontent still an issue; rights not recognized o Buffalo disappearing o Problems on the prairies at this time Riel returns to Canada and establishes a provisional government along with Gabriel Dumont o In July of 1884 riel and his family get to the main center of metis settlement(tash) o He conducts and peaceful intervention o Gets metis people to sign a petition forwarded to Ottawa in sept. o Ottawa institutes a commission to study the problem o January 1885 riel is encountering some opposition as leader of the metis people due to his unorthodox religious views o Feds not comfortable with negotiating with this man o Louis Riel was launching a law suit for monetary claims, wanted 35 000 dollars for having to leave behind his lifestyle in Manitoba and left a business, also put him in a mental asylum o He begins to contemplate direct action o March 19- building seized by way of army force to form provisional government
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This note was uploaded on 12/20/2009 for the course HISTORY 2203 taught by Professor None during the Spring '07 term at UWO.

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December 4 - December 4, 2007 Part 1- The Northwest...

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