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the HBC sold Rupert's land without telling them and land speculators and surveyors came laying out square townships without any regard for their traditional strip farming method.

Land speculators raised tensions and the Metis List of Rights was ignored. They also thought Canadian government wanted to take away their land.

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The Red River REBELLION was a rebellion of the Canadian métis people and the british colonies.

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It "was" a resistance to colonisation by Canada. The Red River Colony was not part of Canada which made it impossible for it to be a rebellion until after Canada took control.

The Red River Colony was a British Colony with a Governor, and many land owning settlers. Since the British did not take any action against those in the colony they were not rebelling against Britain. Far from it, many would have preferred to remain a British colony.

Since they were fighting against Canadian forces they were resisting domination by a new Confederation not the old mother country. Because they lost that fight Canada gets to call it a rebellion.

It was a resistance but today is called a rebellion by Canada. Just as revolutionaries are rebels until they win, those defending against invasion are resistance fighters until they lose at which point the winners will likely use a different term to advance their own history.

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It started with Canada's purchase of Rupert's Land complete with people, including those in the Red River Colony. Canada took the position that the land had no or few people on it and the few that were there were very happy that Canada had bought them.

Because Canada thought and acted as if the land was empty or only had people happy to be taken over by Canada they delayed sending in people to set up negotiations.

Riel set up a provisional government to represent Red River Colony, hoping to get equal rights and status within Confederation. The provisional government had to deal with some people in the area who were very anti-catholic and very pro-Canadian. These people fought the new government and were arrested some were sentenced to death. This was the right of any government of the day. Most had their sentences reduced or commuted but one Thomas Scott made that difficult and he was executed.

For many that is the start of the rebellion.

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The red river rebellion was important to the metis because they were loosing land. It was important to John. A. because if he did not split up the land he would have less population, and if he separated the land he would have a greater population. It was important to Riel because he had to help the metis he was the leader of them.

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Canada's colonization with out consultation. Of course the history of the Red River colony played at role, as did language and religion but basically it was Canada moving in and taking over as though no one lived in Western Canada.

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One of the first of many violent and failed attempts to get fair representation in the Canadian system by those taken over by Canada when Canada purchased Ruperts Land.

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  • protect the rights of the Metis
  • gain rights for when the settelment is annexed into Canada.
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Do you have any time lines of the Red River Rebellion?

The Red River Rebellion or "Red River Resistance" are the names given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Metis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba.


Red River Rebellion 1869-70 who was involved?

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Who led the Metis in the Red River Rebellion of 1870 and the Northwest Rebellion of 1885?

Louis Riel was the most vocal leader or spokesman, though there were other leaders in both rebellions.


How much percent of the Red River Rebellion were Europeans?

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?")


Who discovered Manitoba?

A Metis Named Louis David Riel Is The Founder Of Our Amazing Province, Manitoba. He Was A Canadian Politician, Founder Of Manitoba And He Led The 2 Rebellions; North-West Rebellion And Red River Rebellion.

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What groups were involved In the red river rebellion?

When Canada was formed in 1867 its provinces were a relatively narrow strip in the southeast. The Red River Rebellion (or the Red River Resistance, Red River Uprising, or First Riel Rebellion) was the sequence of events related to the 1869.


Do you have any time lines of the Red River Rebellion?

The Red River Rebellion or "Red River Resistance" are the names given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Metis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba.


What came first the North West Rebellion or the Red River Rebellion?

The Red River Rebellion occurred from the fall of 1869 to the summer of 1870. The Northwest Rebellion occurred in the spring and early summer of 1885.


What rebellion ended major Indian resistance?

Red River War, Battle of the Little Big Horn.


What event happened that created problems that eventually lead to the resistance?

discuss the roles of key individuals and groups in the Red River rebellion and the impact of the conflict on the development of western canada. what was the significance of the red river resistance and the north-west rebellion for the first nations and metis people?


When did the red river rebellion happen?

The Red River Rebellion began in the fall of 1869 and continued until the summer of 1870.


What were events of the Red River resistance?

Louis Riel killed Tomas Scott, Manitoba became a province, it was a rebellion.


How did red river rebellion end?

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What act started red river rebellion?

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Red River Rebellion 1869-70 who was involved?

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What year did the red river rebellion start?

1869


How long did the Red River Rebellion last?

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