The Reign of Terror Against the Métis of Red River

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Title: The Reign of Terror Against the Métis of Red River
Creator: Barkwell, Lawrence J.
Subject: Resistance, Métis History
Description: Following the entry of Manitoba into Confederation, the Canadian government sent a British military force accompanied by Ontario and Quebec militia to establish sovereignty and to visit vengeance upon the Métis. British Army Colonel Garnet Wolseley led the Red River Expeditionary Force of 1,200 men. The newspapers in Red River, Montreal, Toronto, New York and St. Paul labeled the violent behaviour of the Expeditionary Force as a “reign of terror.” In the face of this abuse, many Métis began to migrate further west to Willow Bunch, Batoche, Lac Ste. Anne and St. Albert, in what is now Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Publisher: Louis Riel Institute
Type: Text Document
Language: English
Date of Copyright: February 12, 2008
Coverage: Red River, Manitoba
GDI Media Filename: THE REIGN OF TERROR.pdf

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