The unfair treatment of the metis and indian people during the northwest rebellion of 1885

Seeing the bare feet of the children, I made them a kind of shoe out of rawhide. The result was that land titles of the Metis were ignored which was one main factor of the beginning of a long uprising among the Metis.

Placation of Dissent among Manitoban Settlers While much of the current literature on the aftermath of the Resistance tends to focus on more national issues, the aftermath of the Resistance had one very distinct regional impact.

About a month later, the Metis were told that police were coming to arrest Riel. At that time, Dumont gave the following description of the Battle of Duck Lake: One of the Metis later described what happened.

Fewer than Metis stopped the advance of militia soldiers, which meant that they used weapons and violence in order to stop the approach of the soldiers. He planned to have a boat sent down the river to Batoche where it would attack from the west.

They needed a leader who was truly outstanding. The horsemen shouted their welcomes and sang songs about battles in the past that they had fought and won.

The gunboat drifted out of control, on down the river. Next, Riel prepared a carefully worded petition that complained about the treatment of everyone, including the Indians and the White people.

The Metis had established their settlement near the Saskatchewan river when the land surveyors appeared on their farms preparing to take their land away from them. They had surveyed the Metis land into their usual one-mile squares.

While we were fighting, Riel was on horseback, exposed to the gunfire, and with no weapon but the crucifix which he held in his hand. The final result was when Poundmaker and his tribe went to their reserve west of Battleford, there was no agricultural support and no government assistance with food rations.

The reasons behind the acts of the government when seeing their attitudes towards the railroad, land titles, and treaties, were basically due to the fact that they wanted a white-settler dominated west.

After that, thousands of people paid to see Dumont demonstrate his riding and shooting talents. Others moved to settlements near Fort Edmonton further west. Some of what they used was homemade, but other items such as guns and bullets were bought in stores.

On the third day, I acquainted my father with my plan to spend the summer harrying the police. It is important to note that while Quebecers denounced the hanging of Riel, the issues which Riel and the Resistance fought for were distinct from those perceived and adopted by French Canadians.

On the day after the hanging, six-thousand people marched through the streets of Montreal. During the years leading up to Batoche, Manitoba especially the western part defined as the area west of Portage La Prairie to the Saskatchewan border and between the Canada-United States boundary and Riding Mountain was in the midst of initial settlement.

This is where the Metis call in, as mentioned earlier in the treaty events, Louis Riel from where he was staying in Montana. Even though the Metis rebelled, they also struggled to gain respect and title to their land.

When the soldiers attacked, the soldiers fought from the open at the top of the coulee where they were easy targets. Gabriel Dumont was at the meeting.Northwest Rebellion The Northwest Rebellion of was a time of discontent among the Metis and Indian people with the Federal Government. Land titles were not respected, treaties weren’t being fulfilled, and the CPR fiasco are just some of the trigger factors that sparked this revolt.

North-West Rebellion

The Background to Rebellion Infour British colonial territories had united to create the Dominion of Canada: Canada East (Quebec), Canada West (Ontario), New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

The North-West Rebellion (or the North West Resistance Saskatchewan Rebellion) of was a brief and unsuccessful uprising by the Métis people of the District of Saskatchewan under Louis Riel against the Dominion of Canada, which they believed had failed to address their concerns for the survival of their mi-centre.come some early victories at Duck Lake, Fish Creek and Cut Knife, the.

First Nations University of Canada Archives, Resistance Project, Clarence Swimmer interview, Poundmaker reserve, 11 Juneas quoted in Erin Millions, "Ties Undone: A Gendered and Racial Analysis of the Impact of the Northwest Rebellion in the Saskatchewan District" (M.A.

thesis, University of Saskatchewan, ). The North West Rebellion The uprising is short but its legacy continues today.

Northwest Rebellion: Wikis

The North West Rebellion lasted less than three months in the spring of North West Rebellion: By the early 1 s, many ofthe Metis and other Aboriginal peoples living in the Northwest were dissatisfied with the rights they had been granted by the Canadian government regarding land, religion and the language of instruction in public schools.

In MarchLouis Riel declared himself the leader of a new government for his people, the Metis.

The unfair treatment of the metis and indian people during the northwest rebellion of 1885
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