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Not at all. They were not under Canadian rule, they had not even been invited into the Confederation.

Canada calls it a rebellion because they claimed to have purchased the Metis when they bought Ruperts Land. Of course they never asked the Metis or anyone living in Ruperts Land, so no surprise that some decided they wanted to talk about it.

In 1869 the people of Western Canada were only resisting a takeover, an occupation. You cannot rebel if you are not part of the country to begin with.

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Yes it was. It had 2 main names. the Red River Rebellion and the North West Rebellion.

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Yes, the rebellion is called the Red Rive Rebellion.

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Q: Was the Metis action led by Louis Riel in 1869 1870 a true rebellion?
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