Presents a photo and a listed biography with research links on louis riel, canadian western politician and folk hero. Louis riel was considered a villain because he took a side that wasn't the governments, made a plan and became the leader of 2 rebellions that changed canada permanently their first rebellion was the red river rebellion of 1869. Louis riel is a historical biography in comics by canadian cartoonist chester brown, video clip riel: chester brown's comic book hero (2005-01-25) from the cbc.
Louis riel, the métis leader hanged for high treason on nov 16, 1885 at regina, was the driving force behind manitoba becoming canada's fifth province and is thought of by many as the father of manitoba in 2008, the ndp provincial government invited manitoba schoolchildren to name the province. I wrote an essay on louis riel being a traitor i want to see if theirs anything i need to fix i need someone else besides my eyes to look at this here it is: louis riel is a traitor louis was born on october 22, 1844 in the red river settlement, which is now called winnipeg riel is also a metis. Riel was viewed sympathetically by francophones in canada, and his execution had a lasting influence on relations between the province of quebec and the rest of english canada today he is regarded as a great canadian folk hero by many.
Louis riel was branded a traitor to canada - but he was no traitor he was a patriot and hero who stood up for his people and his beliefs. Hero or villain the story of louis riel began on october 28th 1844 he was born in a log cabin beside seine lake the same priest who married his parents one year earlier baptized louis on his day of birth. Louis riel, the puzzling messianic figure of canadian history, was born into a devout catholic family in st boniface, red river settlement (present day winnipeg) on october 22 or 23, 1844 although of seven-eighths white ancestry, riel always described himself as a metis (a person of mixed european.
The third activity integrates critical thinking in asking students to come up with criteria as to whether louis riel was a hero or traitor students will rank the criteria using an online visual ranking tool, then compare riel to the criteria. Free essay: louis riel was one of the most controversial figures in canadian history, and even to this day - more than a century after his execution - he. View louis riel was a hero from aho ao at hosanna christian school louis riel was a hero louis riel was branded a traitor to canada, but he was no traitor he was instead a patriot who stood up for.
Louis riel is considered to be a hero of the metis (half french, half aboriginal) people, of francophones, and of the catholic nationalists of the day (1870s) he was viewed as an agitator and obstructor of canadian expansion into the west by the ontario-based orange irish protestants of ontario. The fate of louis riel madman or hero the trial of the metis leader the trial of louis riel was one of the biggest spectacles in canadian history. Ss7 ch9 louis riel essay teagan moore 7-1 louis riel is known by many names: a prophet, a traitor, and a madmanout of them all, riel is regarded as a hero, who stood up for his people in the face of the canadian government, and those who question his sanity still view him as an essentially honourable figure. Ss 10: is louis riel a hero or a traitor to what extent were louis riel's actions justified in both the 1869 and 1885 rebellions did the conduct of the trial in 1885 play a role in shaping people's opinion of him.
Louis riel was the leader of the metis during the red river rebellion and the northwest rebellion he was hanged on november 16, 1885 for treason, but was he a real villain louis riel is undoubtedly a national hero because he stood up for metis rights. Louis riel with members of his 1869-70 provisional government in red river, manitoba it was the first time he had set up a government in defiance of authorities. Louis riel, leader of two rebellions, murderer, a person whose acts are of high treason louis riel is no hero he is a villain one who turns on his own country, and his own people one who has lied, and cheated.