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Lois Riel Essay

  • Submitted by: lalafala
  • on October 6, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 332 words

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Luis Riel
Early Life:
        Was born   Catholic in St. Boniface, Red River Settlement on October 22 or 23, 1844. Luis always thought of himself as a Metis. At age 14, Luis was set to go to a school to study for priesthood. 10 years after, Luis left the school as he found out his father died.Luis met the Metis and stayed with them for months learning about how the HBC was trying to get rid of the Metis' land. Luis made sure he had an army to stop the HBC from taking over and selling the Fort Garry.After a while, Luis was known for political issues and working at different jobs with the Metis and the 'half breeds'. Luis once had a vision and started acting quite different, this made his friends and uncle worry so he was sent to an institution. Luis recovered and was let go from the institution, he got married and had 2 children, one was a boy named Jean and the other was a girl named Marie Angelique.
Resistance: Luis Riel was known for being the leader of a resistance movement which had people from the Metis, Western Canada and First Nations against the Canadian government.The Canadian military found out about the North-West Rebellions and immediately put an end to it.Luis Riel was blamed for treason and was put in a trial that was 5 days long.The judge found Luis Riel guilty and gave a choice for Luis to either plead guilty or insane .
End of life: Luis was known as a traitor after helping the Metis and the half breeds which helped him get no where but to jail. Luis was executed after the the appeals got tired of him.He died on Regina on November 16, 1885.
"Life, without the dignity of an intelligent being, is not worth having."
-Luis Riel.
Fun Fact: There's a french public high school named after Louis Riel that is located in Ottawa.

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