The Red River Resistance. Key People. Sir John A. MacDonald (Prime Minister of Canada) Louis Riel (Leader of the Métis) William MacDougall (Lieutenant Governor of the NWT) John Shultz (member of the Canadian Party) Thomas Scott (an Orange man). Key Questions.
Explain why the Canadian government wanted to gain control of Rupert’s Land.
Why did the Métis people feel threatened by the actions of the Canadian government regarding Rupert’s Land?
Which point of view do you agree with? The Métis or the Canadian Government?
PROBLEM: The Metis believed that if a person cleared the land and farmed it, they had the right to it.
returned to the Red River
Why did Riel want a new province?
- He feared that if McDougall took charge of the area, the Metis would be ignored and would lose their rights
presence of the Protestants increased
tensions in the Red River a lot.
What do you think about the execution of Thomas Scott?
Was this the best course of action?
Was the action justified?
Rebellion: is an action used to overthrow a government or institution.
Resistance: is an opposition to somebody or something, or a refusal to comply or cooperate.