In this first strip, the Metis people were noticing that men were measuring the for expected rush of farming colonists. The Metis came to them to tell them to leave, but unfortunately the Metis only spoke french and the other men spoke english.
The Metis brought in a man named Louis Riel . He could speak english, french and cree. Louis Riel was spoke in english to these surveyors for them to leave. Unfortunately the Metis knew tthat the surveyors would be back.