Louis Riel

Louis Riel was the leader of the Métis during the Red River Rebellion of 1869-70 and again during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.

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Why is Louis Riel a traitor?

he fought the Canada government

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To Canada Riel was a traitor because Canada considered him part of their purchase of Ruperts Land from the Hudson Bay Company. As such they considered him Canadian and when he fought for his rightful ownership of his land he could be nothing but a traitor, a rebel.

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Why was Louis Riel a villain?

because he led a group to rebel on the canadian government

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When was Louis Riel executed?

Louis Riel was executed on November 16, 1885.

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What did Louis Riel start?

Although Louis Riel was a prominent figure in both the Red River Resistance and the North West Rebellion, he did not start either of them.

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What reasons is Louis Riel guilty?

led an armed uprising and seized fort garry

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Did people like Louis Riel or dislike him?

in Quebec he was though as a good person and with the metis thought of him as a hero but any English speeking people thought he was a rebel and a traitor

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Should Louis Riel have been hanged by the government?

In 1885 Louis Riel was the leader of the Metis and first Nations people of western Canada against the Canadian government. After his capture in the North-West Rebellion, he stood trial and was found guilty of treason. He was then hanged.

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What impact did Thomas Scott have on Louis Riel?

Thomas Scott threatened to kill Louis Riel, which led Thomas to be killed.

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Who were Louis Riel's parents?

Louis Riel Sr. (July 1817-January 1864) he was a farmer, miller and father of Louis Riel.

Riel's mother was Julie Lagimodière (c. 1822 - 1906), daughter of the first European woman in the Canadian West.

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What did Louis Riel do?

Louis Riel was a Canadian hero, without Louis Riel many rights would still be denied to metis and aboriginal citizens.

Louis Riel founded the Canadian province of Manitoba. He was a Metis - that is, he was half European half Aboriginal - and he led a resistance on behalf of the rights being denied to Metis in Manitoba. Which led to equality throughout Manitoba, mobility rights for all.

He was convicted of treason and was executed in 1885.

His first attempt in 1870 was a abject failure, and he fled to the USA, to Minnesota, where he woked as a Catholic school teacher.

In 1885, he tried it again, and eventually he was tried and hung as a traitor.

Louis Riel attempted to address these issues in a political manor but was ignored multiple times and using force was the only way to achieve the rights that were being denied to all Metis.

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Why was Louis Riel executed?

Louis Riel was a rebel and advocating the overthrow of the government.

He probably wouldn't have if they had allowed him to take his fairly won seat in Parliament.

Louis Riel got executed because, after his revolt against the government over Metis and Francophone rights he was considered a traitor, and thus executed.
He was accused of treason based on his contributions to the North-West Rebellion of 1885. It's pretty obvious that he was, indeed, guilty of treason against the Canadian government because he made it a lifelong goal to oppose them, though he is credited with the founding of Manitoba.

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Does Louis Riel still effect Canada today?

There is a long lasting effect as he was French speaking and there are French speaking clusters of population in Manitoba as a direct result of his influence.

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What qualities made Louis Riel a good leader?

Louis Riel is considered by many to have been a good leader because he stood firmly for what he believed in, but was also willing to compromise. Riel founded the province of Manitoba, and was a strong advocate for the Metis people, an aboriginal group in Canada.

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What made Louis Riel a good leader?

He were good leader Because good student at the college DE Montreal and received a broad education in languages including English and the sciences.

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Where did Louis riel grow up?

the red river colony

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How did Louis Riel make history during the MacDonald era?

defending the rights of the Metis

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What year was Louis riel born?

Louis Riel was born on October 22, 1844.

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

Yes, the rebellion is called the Red Rive Rebellion.

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Where Louis riel kill Scott?

Louis Riel did not kill Thomas Scott.

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Riel's government had Scott tried for defying the government's authority. Five of the seven members of the court, lead by Lieutenant A. Lapine, voted for the execution. Riel could have stopped it as others were sentenced to death, but only Scott was killed, just outside of Lower Fort Garry in today's Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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Louis Riel will be found innocent or guilty?

Louis Riel is was a Métis leader who stands for his people through thick and thin. He was put in trial due to the killing of Thomas Scott his involvement in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885.

In 1870 Thomas Scott tried to lead a rebellion against provisional government. Riel as a leader did all he could to save his land, therefore Thomas Scott got put in jail for what he tried to do. And he was sentenced to death for treason by a firing squad. Some reasons for Thomas Scott's execution are: he taunted guards, he said he would kill Louise rein Louis Riel the moment he was set free and he assaulted one of the guards

Lois riel Louis Riel is a hero because he was the reason Canada has Manitoba and Saskatchewan by its side. He stood up for the native rights and defended the Métis; he led both red river rebellion and the northwest rebellion against the Canadian government and sir John A MacDonald, demonstrated the skills of the Canadian pacific railway [???], and wrote the list of rights, he was elected to the house of commons three times ( is a component of the Parliament of Canada).he has been a leader of resistance movement by the Métis and first nations peoples against the Canadian government.

Louis Riel was tried for treason and was found guilty, despite the fact that there was strong evidence that Riel was insane. The jury found him guilty of treason, but made a strong recommendation for clemency, which was ignored by the judge.

Louis Riel was executed by hanging on November 16, 1885. He is the only person in Canada's history to have been executed for treason. His grave is in downtown Winnipeg.

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How many days was Louis Riel on trial?

Riel's trial lasted five days.

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How many forts did Louis Riel try to capture?

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Where did Louis Riel go in the US?

First in Keeseville in New York, TO RECOVER FROM HIS asylum days, then to the West of US, St.Peter's in Montana where he married and taught as a school teacher

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Why was Louis riel considored so important?

because he wrote the list of rights he also founded 2 Canadian provinces

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Why was Louis riel a traitor?

Louis riel was a traitor because:

1. He executed Thomas Scott

2. he fled to the USA when the Metis needed him most

3. he rebelled against the government illegally.

4. he betrayed his country after the rebellion failed.

5. he almost destroyed the Metis community

6. he went crazy - with religion and the Metis community.

7. he expected that everyone would listen to him.

Those are some reasons Louis Riel was a traitor.

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