Call #: Shortt FC3372.9 .M4S69 1988
Author: Sprague, Douglas Neil
Title: Canada and the Metis, 1869-1885 / D.N. Sprague ; with a foreword by Thomas R. Berger
Published: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, 1988
Description: xii, 204 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index
Sprague maintains that the Canadian government used both formal and informal means to force most Red River Métis to move from Manitoba to Saskatchewan during the 1870s. He examines Riel's role in fighting for Métis land claims and his attempts to establish a provincial government in order to bring Manitoba into Confederation. Finally, he shows how the government manipulated and deceived the Métis to the point that they had no other choice than to rebel in 1885.
Subject: Red River Rebellion, 1869-1870
Northwest Rebellion, 1885 - Causes
Métis settlements - Saskatchewan
Métis settlements - Manitoba
Métis - Land claims - 1880s
Canada - Politics and government - 1880s

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