Call #: Shortt FC3217.1 .R36C47 1978
Author: Charlebois, Peter
Title: The life of Louis Riel / Peter Charlebois.
Edition: Rev. ed.
Published: Toronto : NC Press, 1978.
Description: 254 p. : ill., facsims. maps ; 27 cm.
Notes: Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 240-242.
Attempts to explain why the Métis, under the leadership of Riel, were forced to take up arms against the government. Charlebois glorifies Louis Riel as the greatest leader of the Métis nation and a defender of francophone rights, while making Sir John A. Macdonald the villain who was out to suppress the Métis and secure their land for Canada. The book is liberally illustrated with photographs.
Subject: Métis - History
Métis - Grievances
Other Author: Macdonald, John A.

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