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Fate of Louis Riel - The North West Rebellion

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

A description of the trial of Louis Riel, the Métis leader charged with high treason for leading the North West Rebellion. The article discusses the opinion that perhaps he was not sane enough to be judged guilty. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Rebellion on the Plains - North West Rebellion

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

A description of the Métis and Indian involvement in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. The settlers' reaction to the threat of Indian uprising and the military backlash to actions taken by the rebels are also discussed. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Return From Exile - Louis Riel Comes Home to Lead his People - The North West Rebellion

Type: Document

When Louis Riel returned from exile in 1884 he once again tried to unite the people of the prairies. While not originally advocating rebellion, Riel's attitude changed as time passed and he felt ignored by the federal government. His religious delusions and his militancy became stronger. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

North West Rebellion

Type: Document

The North West Rebellion lasted less than three months in the spring of 1885. But the prairie uprising had an enduring effect on a nation. Its leader, Louis Riel, became a permanent symbol of language, religious and racial divisions in Canada. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Anger in the West - The North West Rebellion

Type: Document

In the early 1880s, the seeds of rebellion were planted as frustration grew on the Canadian prairies. Natives were starving; the Métis were losing land; and settlers felt the Canadian government was indifferent to the farmers’ problems. In desperation, some tried to form alliances to strengthen their voices. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games,

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation