Call #: Shortt FC3217 .H64 1973
Author: Hill, Douglas Arthur
Title: The opening of the Canadian West : where strong men gathered / Douglas Hill
Published: Don Mills, Ont. : Longman Canada, 1973, 1967
Description: xii, 290 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., map ; 18 cm
Notes: Bibliography: p. 277-282
Includes index
Hill has a brief chapter on each of the rebellions. He is sympathetic to the Métis cause and blames the government for causing the uprisings. The 1885 Rebellion was a response to the onward march of white settlement, the Dominion land survey system, the railway, and the destruction of the Métis way of life. The Indians joined the Rebellion because they "were simply facing death as a direct result of federal policy." The research for the two chapters, however, is limited.
Subject: Laurie, P.G. (Patrick Gammie) - Biography

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