Best Answer

In 1870, shortly after the end of the Red River Rebellion, a census was taken which showed that the population breakdown of the Red River Settlement was: 5,757 French-speaking Metis, 4,083 English-speaking Halfbreeds, 1,565 European caucasians (overwhelmingly English-speaking), and 558 Indians, for a total population of 11,963. The territory (Rupert's Land) which included Red River was still a British possession. Canada had become an independent nation a few years earlier when, in 1867, the British government passed the British North America Act. Canada wanted to acquire Rupert's Land from Britain, and Britain had agreed to this in principle. Negotiations were still underway, however, as to the finer details of the transfer, when the Red River Rebellion began in the fall of 1869. Even those who were part of the rebellion (overwhelmingly Metis) claimed to be loyal to the Crown. The main issues in the so-called rebellion were the rights of the Metis (and, to a lesser extent, the Halfbreeds), and the terms upon which Rupert's Land, and specifically the Red River Settlement, would become part of Canada. There were very few Europeans who were supporters of the rebellion, no more than a handful and certainly less than one percent of the population. Although some were long-standing members of the Red River community who sympathized with the Metis, most of the Europeans supporting the rebellion were Fenians. (So, your next homework assignment is to tell us, "Who were the Fenians and why did they support the Red River Rebellion?")

User Avatar

Wiki User

15y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How much percent of the Red River Rebellion were Europeans?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

What was a reason Europeans and Americans supported the Greek revolt against the Ottoman Turks?

Wealthy Western Europeans were able to support the rebellion financially, and much of the work toward peace was done in London, which is where the treaty to end the Greek War of Independence was signed.

How much of south America is made up of the Amazon River Basin?

Forty percent!

How much percent of silt content in for concrete maximum?

For River Sand Not more than 8%

What rebellion did George Washington put down with too much force?

Whisky Rebellion

Why do you think the ottoman hated the Europeans so much?

The Ottoman hate the Europeans for a few reasons. The main reason on why they hate the Europeans is because of the fighting.

Europeans brought much of the world under their influence and control beginning in what year?

Europeans brought much of the world under their influence and control beginning in the year 1914.Europeans brought much of the world under their influence and control beginning in the late 1800s.

What did the European think of the Aboriginals?

the aborigines didn't think too much of the europeans. they fought and attacked the europeans. they didn' t like the europeans invading their 'home'.

Are Americans fatter than Europeans?

Generally, yes. Europeans don't use cars and spend as much time behind computers and televisions as much as Americans do.

What Europeans do to have fun?

Europeans have lots of things to do. They have pretty much everything we have, like board games, sports, etc.

What would happen if the Red River Rebellion have never happened?

No Red River Rebellion? That would mean no Canada in Red River. The resistance to Canadian rule could only not occur if Canada had not taken the area by force, which would mean no Canada in western North America. Without Canada, backed by Britain, holding back the American's would have been left to a company, the Hudson Bay Company. The Americans would most certianly have been able to persude the HBC to sell their lands (or lose them to politics). Which would have made the USA very much larger than they are today. And Canada very much smaller.

Why was the Europeans were able to dominate much of south and southeast Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries primarily because?

They were able to dominate much of south and southeast Asia because the Europeans had more advanced technology

Why didn't Europeans die of smallpox as much?

The europeans had a immunity built up to smallpox by the time they made it over to america