I call upon all of those who are displeased with this government to stand with me and rise up
A long and arduous battle took place causing the rebels to seize Upper Fort Garry which then also lead to the capture and execution of Thomas Scott.
Northwest Rebellion - NWMP vs Métis and First Nations
In the summer of 1884, the Métis of Saskatchewan brought Louis Riel, the Red River Resistance leader, back to Canada from exile in the United States.
CPR completion justified by uprising
I hereby declare this railway operational.
Riel urged all dissatisfied people in the North-West to unite and press their case on Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald’s Conservative government, which had failed to address their grievances.
Impact on French/English/First Nations/Metis communities
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After Louis Riel's return another rebellion between the Canadian Gov. and the Métis and their First Nations allies that took 5 months to resolve.
After the Northwest Rebellion came to an end in 1885 the railway was completed to please most of the groups that had a part in its construction
The relationship between French and Indigenous people of the Eastern Woodlands in the early colonial period was complex and interdependent. France saw Indigenous nations as allies, and relied on them for survival and fur trade wealth.