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Louis Riel

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Louis Riel

  1. 1. L ouis R iel Hero or Menace?
  2. 2. Who Was Louis Riel and What Did He Do… <ul><li>Louis Riel was one of the founders of Manitoba </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Riel was the Métis leader of the Manitoba and North West rebellion </li></ul><ul><li>He fought for the rights of the Métis and defended them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Riel; The Early Years <ul><li>Louis Riel was the first child and born on October 22, 1844. </li></ul><ul><li>He grew up on the East banks of the Red River. </li></ul><ul><li>After his education he wanted to be a priest and schooled in Montreal until the death of his father. </li></ul><ul><li>After this his attitude changed and he was no longer religious </li></ul><ul><li>After this he decided he wanted to become a lawyer. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Riel and the Provisional Government <ul><li>A provisional government is a temporary government that is in place until the usual government takes over again. </li></ul><ul><li>On November 23, Riel proposed a provisional government to replace the Council of Assiniboia </li></ul><ul><li>On December 23, Louis Riel became the head of the new Provisional Government </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Trial of Louis Riel <ul><li>Louis Riel was found guilty on July 21, 1885 of high treason and sentenced to death by hanging </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Riel’s lawyers tried to get him off on insanity but he discredited his lawyers and told his story </li></ul><ul><li>He was hung on October 16, 1885 by a man he had been enemies with in the Northwest rebellion </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bibliography <ul><li>http://library2.usask.ca/northwest/background/riel.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.shsb.mb.ca/Riel/indexenglish.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/riel/rielbio.html </li></ul>

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