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Red River Rebelion

November 2, 1869

Nov 2, 1869 - With 120 men, Louis Riel occupied Fort Garry in the Red River Colony to block the transfer of the Northwest from the HBC to Canada. The insurrection resulted in the formation of the new province of Manitoba but Riel was exiled.

Louis Riel

"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back."


The Canadians: Gabriel Dumont - Historica Canada 47:12