In my opinion Louis Riel is a martyr because of the things he did for his beliefs. Being a martyr requires more than just a cause, it requires the individual to have strong beliefs for their religion, and then being killed due to those beliefs. Louis Riel would be classified as a martyr due to his actions and contributions for his religion as a Metis man. He helped develop and create an identity for the Metis community. He made a list of rights for Metis individuals some of which include the right to elect legislature, all sheriffs, magistrates and etc be elected by the people, all documents and acts of legislature be published in both french and english, etc. Louis Riel was also known as the Metis leader and a canadian politician, founder …show more content…
In 1869, the Metis rised a rebellion against the transfer of their territories from the Hudson’s Bay Company to the Dominion of Canada , and Louis Riel was their leader. After years of leadership and success , in 1884 Louis Riel was involved in another rebellion , but this was quickly crushed by the military might of the Canadian government , and Louis Riel surrendered. The Metis were defeated on May 12, 1885. Louis Riel was found guilty of treason ( which means the crime of betraying one’s country) and hanged as a traitor on November 16, 1885, Regina, Canada. The execution of Louis Riel was a huge defeat for the Metis. Louis Riel was also a Canadian politician , a founder of the province Manitoba. He was the eldest of 11 children. Louis started the rebellion when he noticed that with the arrival of anglophone settlers racism had became …show more content…
I don’t think it is, because if it was then our world wouldn’t be as amazing as it is today. Louis Riel wanted to create a society in which his religion was identified, though his group of people were a minority, they still deserved rights. Till death Riel’s only goal was to do this. He was a leader of a rebellion group, but he did much more than even a leader could, he gave his life. It started with him trying to prevent the majority Metis territories from being taken and transferred to the Dominion of Canada from the Hudson 's Bay Company. He then throughout his journey formed a list of rights with which he helped identify
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Riel did not want the Metis to lose their rights. Louis Riel was the leader in the 2 rebellions. He was the leader in the rebellion because he wanted to make sure that the Metis could keep their lands. Going against the Canadian government and sacrificing his own life for the Metis proves that Louis Riel is a hero, a visionary and a leader who will be remembered for his
He was seen as the chaotic maker, madcap and terrorist. The rebellion even leads a military conflict, as his leading of the rebellion produced death and disturbed public’s order. No matter what Louis riel had done and what he is seen as a hero or a traitor. He is absolutely the most complex, the most dispute, the most pathos but an important person in the Canadian
Throughout Canadian history, Canada had always been socially divided. Between the English speaking majority and the French speaking majority. One of Trudeau’s main objective was to erase this separation between these two parties. Firstly, in order to ease tension between the French speaking majority, Trudeau placed a “Official Language Act” in 1969 . This was the first act that English and French the
“I think a stalwart peasant in sheep-skin coat, born on the soil, whose forefathers have been farmers for ten generations, with a stout wife and half a dozen children, is good quality”-Clifford Sifton. Sir Clifford Sifton born on March 10th,1861 is one of the most accomplished Politian’s of his time, most notable for his assertive promotion of immigration to settle 20th century Canada’s west. Sifton moved to Manitoba in 1875 and Graduated from Victoria College in 1880, and was called to be a member of the Manitoba Bar in 1882. He was elected in 1891 as attorney general under Thomas Greenway.
Terrified and worried because of that incident, Louis Riel escaped to the United States in 1870 when the Metis needed him the most. When Riel came back, responsibility had to be taken for Riel 's actions. There was a fine of $5000 for whoever finds the murderer of Thomas Scott. For that reason, Louis had to spend 5 years out of Canada. He was banished from Canada and still came since at one point of his life he became insane thinking that he was a prophet.
The Canadian government cheated the justice system by moving the trial from Manitoba to Regina. The jury was all white and anglophone which benefitted the government. It should have been a mix of metis, white, anglophone, and francophone. Riel was admitted to a mental asylum in Quebec and stayed there for 19 months.
Native American Research: Chief Pontiac Intro Chief Pontiac is a Native American that is important to the United States’ history. He was a part of the Ottawa tribe and led the American Indians to a revolution also known as the Pontiac War or Pontiac’s Rebellion, which was against the British when they first came to America. He wasn’t afraid to die for his rights. He believed that they all had rights to live in America and to live how they wanted to live. I chose him for my Native American Research because he was a courageous Native American hero.
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