Call #: Shortt FC3206 .B41
Author: Begg, Alexander, 1839-1897
Title: History of the North-West
Published: Toronto: Hunter, Rose & Co., 1894
Description: 3 v. : ill., ports. ; 22 cm.
Notes: "Reference books on the North-west": v. 3, p. [xxi]-xxvii
Vol. III has six chapters on the Resistance of 1885 which examine the causes, the military engagements and the capture, trial and execution of Riel. Begg argues that the Resistance was caused by the land surveys, the lack of food for Indians, and the government's failure to deal with the grievances and problems arising in the West. He saw Riel as a man with selfish interests, concerned with material gain. Begg raises a number of criticisms of the government's handling of the Resistance.
Subject: Northwest Rebellion, 1885 - Causes
Northwest Rebellion, 1885 - Incidents
Riel, Louis - Trial
Riel, Louis - Execution
Native people - Northwest Territories - Grievances
Métis - Grievances - 1880s

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