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Louis Riel Hanged

November 16, 1885

November 16, 1885 Louis Riel was hanged for treason at the Regina jail. He had been convicted after a trial held in Regina from July 28 to August 1. Macdonald's refusal to grant leniency made Riel a symbol of English-Canadian oppression.

Louis Riel

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