After successfully stopping McDougall from crossing the border and entering the area, the Métis occupied Fort Gary, which meant that the Métis now controlled The Red River. In December 1869 the Métis established their own provisional government lead by Louis Riel to negotiate with the Canadian government.
provisional government? who will lead us?
I Louis Riel will!
A group of Red River Settlers calling themselves the Canadian Party attempted to overthrow the provisional government soon after it was established. They were concerned with the rights and welfare of the new English Protestant Settlers.
we must overthrow the provisional government as soon as it establishes!
The Métis captured 50 of The Canadian Party members and imprisoned them in Fort Gary.
Thomas Scott, a prominent protestant of the Orangemen, was one of the men captured in a second uprising in February 1870. He was a difficult prisoner, often insulting his Métis guards.
What are you looking at!
Riel held a court to try for Scott for contempt. or disobedience, of the provisional government.
Scott was found guilty and was executed in March 1870