Them Damn Canadians Hanged Louis Riel

Louis Riel Day, November 16. The day that the Metis President of the Manitoba Republic-leader of the rebellion against the Hudson Bay Company rule transferred to the newly established Canadian government-was hanged by the Mounties.

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The title above is also the title of a good book on the subject by James McNamee, published `1971. 2nd hand copies readily available from the usual sources.

Here is the short version, same idea, in a poem:

 There is a small display for Gabriel Dumont hidden in a back corridor of the Saskatoon airport departures and transfers lounge.

 

 

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