The North-West Rebellion
Updated: 5/25/2020
The North-West Rebellion
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  • The North-West Rebellion1885
  • The Métis people noticed a decline in the bison, their major food source, and the amount of Europeans settling on their land
  • Louis Riel was requested by the Métis people to be an advocate and lead their movement against the Canadian government
  • Métis land was sold by the Canadian Government to the Prince Albert Colonization Company and to European settlers
  • Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, at Honoré Jackson created a provisional government to influence the federal government
  • The Cree peoples invaded the Métis for supplies because of the drastic decline in Bison
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