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  Red River Rebellion
The Red River Rebellion was an 1869-1870 rebellion in the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba.
The Red River settlement was centred on Fort Garry, modern Winnipeg, which was then owned by the Hudson's Bay Company.
In 1870, the Manitoba Act was passed, allowing the Red River settlement to enter Confederation as the province of Manitoba.
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 Red River Rebellion Encyclopedia Article @ Karr.net (Karr Network) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-12)
The Red River Rebellion or "Red River Resistance" are the names given to the events surrounding the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba.
After the agreement was settled, Canada sent a military expedition, now known as the Wolseley Expedition (or Red River Expedition), consisting of Canadian Militia and British regular soldiers led by Colonel Garnet Wolseley to Manitoba to enforce federal authority.
The Red River School was virually insignificant to the overall history of Canada; however, during the late 1860s, the Red River Settlement was experiencing rapid change.
www.karr.net.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/Red_River_Rebellion   (3113 words)

 Manitoba History: Review: The Red River Rebellion
The colony of Red River at the time was a small, isolated community composed of several antagonistic yet inter-twined factions whose interrelationships defy easy classification and explanation.
Perhaps, if Gerhard Ens’s 1996 work on the Red River Métis had been available, Bumsted could have made use of his analysis of the difference in socio-economic status between Riel’s supporters and opponents among the French Métis.
The Red River Rebellion is a thorough, well-illustrated, and sometimes fascinating account of a pivotal period in the history of Manitoba.
www.mhs.mb.ca /docs/mb_history/38/redriverrebellion.shtml   (767 words)

 The RED RIVER "Great Canadian Rivers"
In 1870, he was hailed by many Red River settlers-Métis and Scottish alike-as the founder of the province of Manitoba and a visionary protector of bilingual rights and freedoms.
Manitoba Mission: Riel was born in 1844, in the Red River Settlement, part of the French-Native Métis culture that co-existed with Scottish and English-speaking mixed-blood ("country born") residents of the Selkirk colony.
He led opposition to the Canadian proposal to re-survey and re-distribute all of the land in the Red River Settlement, ignoring the established river lot land tenure of the residents.
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 Red River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-12)
Red River is the story of a huge cattle drive in the period immediately after the Civil War.
Red River established 26 year old Montgomery Clift as a major Hollywood star and gave John Wayne his best role to date.
Red River may lack a satisfactory resolution, but it is a great film nonetheless.
www2.selu.edu /kslu/redriver.html   (490 words)

 Rivers of Canada: Red River - The passageway to the Prairies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-12)
The Red River and the mighty Mississippi River are siblings, starting near each other as trickles in the midwest of the United States.
But both rivers can flash into a rage that devastates the towns and cities that are in the way of their periodic spring floods.
The Red River's origin is in the United States, in Lake Traverse on the border between Minnesota and North Dakota.
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 Banks' Red River OR
The condition of the river and the inability of the transports to pass the falls made it necessary to establish a depot of supplies at Alexandria and a line of wagon transportation from the steamers below to those above the falls.
It was for the purpose of communicating with the fleet at Springfield Landing from the Sabine Cross-Roads to the river, as well as to prevent the concentration of the Texan troops with the enemy at Mansfield, that we had pushed for the early occupation of that point.
The admiral expressed the same confidence in the rise of the river to officers of the army, who from long experience in the Red River country were equally confident that it would not rise.
www.civilwarhome.com /banksredriver.htm   (10357 words)

 Red River Rebellion
Red River Rebellion (also known as Red River Resistance), a movement of national self-determination by the MÉTIS of the RED RIVER COLONY in what is now Manitoba, 1869-70.
The legislative assembly of the provisional government organized the territory of ASSINIBOIA in Mar 1870 and enacted a law code in Apr. Although the Canadian government recognized the "rights" of the people of Red River in negotiations in Ottawa that spring, the victory was limited.
A new province called Manitoba was created by the MANITOBA ACT, its territory severely limited to the old boundaries of the settlement, whereas the vast North-West remained firmly in Canadian hands.
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 Wikinfo | Louis Riel
The eldest son in a French-Métis family, "Louis David Riel" was born in the Red River Settlement (now the area around Winnipeg, Manitoba) in 1844 to Louis Riel Sr.
Thomas Scott, an Orangeman, was found guilty of defying the authority of the provisional government, fighting with his guards, and insulting the president — crimes not usually considered capital at the time — and sentenced to death.
For example, shortly after the Red River Rebellion the Canadian government began a program which speculators and other non-Métis exploited to dispossess the Métis of their land; had Scott not been executed, the government might well have supervised the program more rigorously, given the good relations between Canada and the Métis until that time.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Louis_Riel   (1380 words)

 Forget Magazine - Remember, Remember, Remember
In contrast the Red River case, the North West Rebellion itself was less telling of how the politics of this time and region reflects and influences the politics of indigenous people in Canada generally and to this day.
This difference between the Red River and North West Rebellions is reflected not only in the charges and demands produced by leaders such as Riel, but also in the very blunt words and actions of Canadian political leaders.
Thus, the very element that made the North West Rebellion less significant and successful than the Red River Rebellion, that being the massive military force brought against the Métis and their allies, served to fortify Canada's political and economic infrastructure by compelling the federal government to expend the necessary resources to defeat this resistance.
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 Red River Rebellion
The Red River Rebellion is the name given to the events of 1869-70, in which the Métis of Red River took up arms against the Canadian government.
In the summer of 1869, surveyors from Canada arrived in Red River to mark off the land for settlers.
Thus, the events at Red River caused a deep and emotional split in Canada itself.
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 Red River (1948)
Red River (1948) is a classic and complex western (and considered by many critics to be one of the ten best westerns ever made).
Red River was Howard Hawks' first western, a story often compared to its parallel epic on the high seas, Mutiny on the Bounty (1935).
[Although the film is fl and white, the Indian's red blood inevitably ran into the river - the Red River.] The bracelet that he gave Fen is found on the slain Indian's wrist - and symbolizes her death.
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 Manitoba Forts
It was garrisoned by the Canadian Militia in 1870 during the Red River Rebellion.
It was garrisoned by the Canadian Militia in 1870 - 1871 during the Red River Rebellion.
The Red River Colony, south of Winnipeg, was the first permanent white settlement (1812) in the province.
www.geocities.com /naforts/mb.html   (808 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Rebellion
Nian Rebellion NIAN REBELLION [Nian Rebellion] or Nien Rebellion, uprising that occurred against the Ch'ing dynasty of China.
Genealogy of a rebellion narrative: law, ethnology and culture in colonial Burma.
(aftermath of the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya)
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 Rebellion on the Red - Rethinking Riel - CBC Archives
To ease the path for throngs of eager English-speaking settlers, he sends Canadian land surveyors to the Red River region before the transfer is official.
CBC's Canada: A People's History dramatizes the Métis rebellion that follows as the long-time inhabitants of the Red River settlement struggle to preserve their culture, their language and their land.
Louis Riel was born in the Red River settlement on Oct. 22, 1844, to Jean-Louis Riel and Julie Lagimodière.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-73-1482-9957/politics_economy/louis_riel/clip1   (785 words)

In particular, it examines the events of 1885 from the First Nations perspective and demonstrates that Indian involvement was isolated and sporadic, and not part of a grand alliance with the Métis.
Both studies were the first to examine the rebellions from the Métis point of view.
Lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs and sketches, the book tells the story of the rebellion through the words of some of the participants from both sides of the struggle.
nativenewsonline.org /history/hist1208.html   (1497 words)

 Manitoba History: The Red River Rebellion and J. S. Dennis, “Lieutenant and Conservator of the Peace”
The Red River Rebellion and J. Dennis, “Lieutenant and Conservator of the Peace”
In this, he was deluded, but late in 1869, as the Red River rebellion was unfolding, unfortunate circumstances combined to vest him with the military command of the pro-Canadian forces in the North-West, a command which (to be kind), he discharged less than well.
In Red River, as in the Fenian raid, he had proved a poor commander—one too eager to commit himself and his men, one too eager to flee when his actions proved precipitate.
www.mhs.mb.ca /docs/mb_history/03/dennis_js.shtml   (7161 words)

 Forget Magazine - Remember, Remember, Remember
In the Red River region, the Provisional government's first act of 'state-sanctioned' violence was its most famous; the execution of an English-Protestant prisoner, Thomas Scott, who was among those captured as they sought to invade Fort Garry and overthrow the government under its newly elected President, Louis Riel.
Although this dynamic generated its greatest national articulation in the nineteenth-century after the second resistance in 1885, when it was a mobilizing force for Québécois nationalism, the Red River Rebellion compelled a French-English constitutional compromise to the political demands of the Provisional government.
As the summer of 1870 drew near, the Red River conflict became of interest to groups whose respective positions were shaped by their interpretations of what the Métis fight for sovereignty outside Canada's boundaries meant for political relations inside those boundaries.
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 Red River Valley
The song is associated with the Métis rebellion of 1869, commonly known as the Red River Rebellion.
On the other hand, Colonel Wolseley's men certainly bivouaced along the Red River in May, 1870, probably in the area of what is now St. Norbert, a safe distance from the saloons and brothels of a fledgling Winnipeg.
The Red River Rebellion was continental news, and Wolseley's troops were credited with easing Manitoba into confederation in that year.
www.stolaf.edu /people/hend/songs/RedRiverValley.html   (1225 words)

 Empire of the Bay: Louis Riel
Louis Riel was the leader of the Métis people during the Red River Rebellion of 1869.
Late in the year, Riel and his followers prevented Canadian surveyors from entering the Red River region, and set up a provisional government at what is now Winnipeg.
The agreement placed the Red River colony, now known as the Manitoba province, under Canadian control, but as a self-governing province.
www.pbs.org /empireofthebay/profiles/riel.html   (292 words)

 Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-12)
The Red River rebellion happened in 1869 to 1870 when settlers of the Red River Valley which is now Manitoba fought back when the Canadian government tried to put the Valley under it's control.
Louis Riel was born in 1844 at the Red River Settlement of Canada, now known as Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In 1869, the population of the Red River Valley consisted of Indians, settlers, and a few fur traders.
www.edu.pe.ca /vrcs/grassroots/2001/gr8/sstudies/Essays/tyler.htm   (697 words)

 Halfbreeds, Settlers and Rebels -- Tom Bacig -- University of Minnesota Duluth
In so far as the Times was a "national" Newspaper by 1869 and was reflecting popular attitudes towards the Métis and their rebellion, it is clear that by the end of December 1869, for Americans, the events in Red River were no longer Indian trouble but a settlers rebellion against despotic foreign authority.
The real goal of the leaders of the rebellion is "to strike for independence." Those who supported the Canadian government tried to raise the Indians against the French settlers and have been routed by the settlers.
At the border, near Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, Turtle Mountain, North Dakota, and Fort Benton, Montana, a few mixed threads blend the peoples of Canada and the United States, who are in their terms neither Canadian or American, but are the New People of the Americas.
www.d.umn.edu /~tbacig/writing/Metis/newsimag.html   (4353 words)

 Red River and Northwest Rebellions in Canada, 1870 & 1885
Red River Rebellion in Canada 1869-1870, by Ralph Zuljan (OnWar.Com)
Northwest Rebellion, 1885, by University of Saskatchewan Library.
Riel, Dumont and the 1885 Northwest Rebellion, by B. Brown.
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 saultcanal.html (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-12)
One of the earliest threats to the authority of the newly confederated dominion of Canada was the creation of a Metis/Bilingual provisional government for the Red River Settlement headed by Louis Riel.
Riel and his supporters, rabidly opposed the impending transfer of Red River lands, previously held by the Hudson's Bay Company, to the Dominion of Canada by 1870, without the consent of the current residents.
This force of 1200 was commanded by Colonel Garnet Wolseley and it was to have travelled to the Red River by water, bypassing the great rapids at Sault Ste.
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