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Louis Riel

Louis Riel Bettmann / Bettmann Archive
Louis Riel Bettmann / Bettmann Archive

Riel was labeled both a traitor and a hero in his time. His work as a political leader for the Métis Nation in the Red River Rebellion led to the establishment of Manitoba, but his involvement in the North-West Rebellion did not have a positive outcome.

Holly's Research:

  • Boyden, Joseph. “Extraordinary Canadians: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont.” Penguin Canada. 2010.
  • CPAC - The Cable Public Affairs Channel. “Did You Know? - The History of Louis Riel.” Mar 17, 2014.
  • Thomas, Lewis H. “RIEL, LOUIS (1844-85).” Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Vol. 11, University of Toronto. 1982, rev. 2016.
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  • Sinclair, Niigaan James. “Myths about Riel hide the man.” Winnipeg Free Press. Feb. 18, 2012.
  • Stanley, George F. “Louis Riel.” Canadian Encyclopedia. April 22, 2013.
  • “The Métis: A New Canadian Nation.” First Peoples of Canada.étis/fp_Métis1.html
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  • The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Red River Settlement.” Encyclopædia Britannica.

Topics in this Podcast: rebellions, biographies, 19th century, Canadian history, show notes

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