Louis riel was branded a traitor to canada - but he was no traitor he was a patriot and hero who stood up for his people and his beliefs. In the 130-plus years and generations of canadians since then, riel's national reputation as a traitor has slowly been replaced by his image as a folk hero, a protector of minority rights and culture. Riel sought to preserve métis rights and culture as their homelands in the northwest came progressively under the canadian sphere of influence he is regarded by many today as a canadian folk hero the first resistance was the red river rebellion of 1869-1870.
I chose to make a short documentary entitled louis riel: a canadian hero as can be deduced by the title, i believe the louis riel was and still is a national hero to canada. Louis david riel: biography louis riel was born on october 22, 1844 in saint-boniface to his parents, louis riel sr and julie lagimodiere he was the oldest out of the eleven children. •riel was maligned as a traitor for more than one hundred years •today he is considered by many people to be a folk hero •whether seen as a father of confederation or a traitor, he remains one. Louis riel: a canadian hero by many controversial heroes and villains louis riel, one of the most controversial figures in canadian history is now argued as both a villain and a hero.
A biography of louis riel louis riel, the puzzling messianic figure of canadian history, was born into a devout catholic family in st boniface, red river settlement (present day winnipeg) on october 22 or 23, 1844. Why is louis riel a hero during his exile, riel was named to the head of the canadian committee three times and was eventually executed, himself, after being. Canadian history at its best, louis riel: a comic-strip biography is entertaining and accessible for all ages if you love to read a gripping story, if you are awed by the talent of an artist, then look no further: chester brown's louis riel is comix history in the making, and with it, history never looked so good. Help us improve the profile of canadian folk hero, louis riel who led two rebellions against the canadian government i added a short biography for his. This is a 12 frame power point resource on the canadian folk hero, louis riel images, facts and assignments are included this could be used to explore canadian culture or history.
His insanity was ignored and he was made a folk hero by the francophones, louis riel in canadian culture (university of toronto press, 2003) online review. Famous people of manitoba: louis david riel (22 october 1844 - 16 november 1885) -- he was a canadian politician and founder of the province manitoba he is considered as a canadian folk hero. Louis riel heritage minutes for more information about louis riel visit the canadian encyclopedia cast riel heroes indigenous history. He is regarded by many as a canadian folk hero today louis riel was president of the provisional government of the red river territory which he later named manitoba when he negotiated its entry.
The canadian hero louis riel shows mankind that life is fraught with controversies and battle with establishment moreover, establishment is the very ruin of mankind riel's live was in more ways parallel to the human life cycle than one would guess. Louis riel : biography 22 october 1844 - 16 november 1885 louis david riel ( 22 october 1844 - 16 november 1885) was a canadian politician, a founder of the province of manitoba, and a political and spiritual leader of the métis people of the canadian prairies. This video delves into the implications of some of louis riel's actions visit our instagram and facebook page for more information @indigenousedu n/a one way street sign. Riel sought to preserve métis rights and culture as their homelands in the northwest came progressively under the canadian sphere of influence he is regarded by many as a canadian folk hero today set up a provisional government. Transcript of louis riel hero or criminal louis riel a hero and these are the reasons today he is regarded as a great canadian folk hero by many in my final.
According to wikipedia, louis riel was a canadian politician, a founder of the province of manitoba, and a political and spiritual leader of the métis people of the canadian prairies in this comic-strip biography, chester brown details some of riel's life as it pertains to the relationship between the metis natives (mixed french and native. Louis riel: louis david riel was a canadian as a canadian folk hero also known as louis david riel louis riel is a 2003 historical biography in comics by. The myth of louis riel douglas owram themythoflouisriel in recent years louis riel has become somewhat of a canadian folk heroat theofficial,scholarly.
Chester brown's louis riel: a comic-strip biography is an interesting historical novel about louise riel, a 19th century canadian politician who helped found the province of manitoba, advocated for the rights of the metis (an aboriginal group descended from first nation peoples and europeans), and who led armed revolts against the canadian government. Louis riel: a comic-strip biography pdf by c brown he has a late 19th century canadian frontier history the financially on canada's infamous folk hero or. Louis riel a comic-strip biography (book) : brown, chester : a limited-edition reprint of brown's celebrated biography of the canadian rebel louis riel tells the story of the charismatic, and perhaps mad, nineteenth-century metis leader whose struggle to win rights for his people led to violent rebellion on the nations western frontier.