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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