The Northwest Rebellion of 1885

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  • Led by Louis Riel, the Metis people set up a government in Batoche, there they wrote up the Metis Bill of Rights.
  • We deserve these rights! We shall send this to the government of Canada.
  • Metis Bill of Rights
  • We will be outnumbered!
  • The government of Canada hasn't responded to our requests. I suggest we take up arms!
  • Many Metis respected Gabriel Dumont who supported Riel. This made the Metis want to join the uprising that Riel suggested.
  • If you say so.
  • I agree with Riel in this matter.
  • On March 26, 1885 the Metis fought a group of North West Mounted Police and defeated them, making them retreat.
  • Not long after the Battle of Duck Lake, a group of Cree people joined the resistance. They killed nine people and captured a police post at a place called Frog Lake on April 2, 1885.
  • Police Post
  • In response to the uprisings, the Canadian government sent many soldiers west on the new railroad.
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