Métis and FN in the Northwest, Riel Returns, Métis Bill of Rights . Northwest rebellion. Métis in the Northwest territories. 1884 losing patience with Canadian Government Unclear status under the Indian Act Not part of the treaty process Increasing immigration of settlers
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“They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one; they promised to take our land, and they did.”
Chief Red Cloud
1884 Métis needed a strong and iconic leader recognized
Gabriel Dumont asked Riel to return as the Métis LeaderReturn of the king!
Rebellion would prove: recognized
the Métis were violent and unrulyDid the government want a rebellion?
Crushing the Rebellion would recognized:
Prove the value of and need for the CPR
Free up Métis land for settlement
Ensure Métis did not gain land rights
Did HBC Factor Clarke promote a rebellion?
The government passed a law making it illegal to sell bullets to the Métis living in the Northwest Territories.
Riel knew the government was in possession of the Métis Bill of Rights
This petition demanded responsible government for the Northwest Territories