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Capture of Fort Garry - The Métis Resistance

Type: Document

The sale of Rupert's Land by the Hudson's Bay Company to the government of Canada in 1869 sets off a chain of events that lead to the Red River Resistance. Its leader is a young, worldly Métis named Louis Riel. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

John A. Macdonald's Response - The Métis Resistance

Type: Document

William McDougall was designated the first lieutenant governor of the North-West territories in 1869. His attempts to fill that position met with resistance from Métis inhabitants. Meanwhile, Prime Minister John A. Macdonald tried to placate Louis Riel and his provisional government by sending an emissary to the region. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Execution of Thomas Scott - The Métis Resistance

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

John Christian Schultz, member of a nationalistic political group called Canada First, organizes an attack on Fort Garry in response to the Red River Resistance led by Louis Riel. Riel's execution of a prisoner named Thomas Scott, who is linked to this group, proves to be the downfall of the resistance movement. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation