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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

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada - North West Rebellion/Métis Resistance

Type: Document

There were five significant engagements during the North West Rebellion. Here is a brief description of the parties involved and the eventual outcome of these battles.

Site: Parks Canada

Provisional Government Rule

Type: Document

The defeat of a North West Mounted Police force at Duck Lake by the Metis under Gabriel Dumont, led to the whites in the region to withdraw to fortified posts. Some of the Indian communities rebelled against white rule and there was a massacre of white settlers at Frog Lake.

Site: National Defence