Louis riel louis riel (1844-1885) was a canadian rebel who led uprisings in the west in 1870 and 1884-1885 on behalf of the métis people louis riel was born at saint-boniface, manitoba, on oct 23, 1844, of métis parents. Métis groups split over proposal to exonerate louis riel by allan woods quebec bureau each sought the posthumous cancellation of the guilty verdict in his treason trial each was shuffled. I respectfully disagree that louis riel is guilty of high treason, who instead should be granted clemency and not be executed although some people may believe this is wrong, they are oblivious of his outstanding accomplishments, such as defending the métis rights, taking good risks and action, and shaping the province of manitoba. Jury of six of louis riel's trial on july 31, after only half an hour of deliberation, the jury found him guilty of treason but recommended mercy. I looked up on google but i couldn't find any information about that, hope that you guys can help me.
As long as canada exists, its citizens will want to read about louis riel because his life summarizes in a unique way the tensions of being canadian: english versus french, native versus white, east versus west, canadian versus american. Found guilty of high treason and hanged in regina, riel's life ended november 16, 1885 today, louis riel is widely regarded as the founding father of manitoba. Louis riel, prophet of the new world and founder of the canadian province of manitoba, has challenged canadian politics, history and religion since the early years of confederation in canada's most important and controversial state trial, riel was found guilty of high treason, sentenced to hang and executed on november 16, 1885.
Riel delivered two lengthy speeches during his trial, defending his own actions and affirming the rights of the métis people he rejected his lawyer's attempt to argue that he was not guilty by reason of insanity, asserting, life, without the dignity of an intelligent being, is not worth having. Riel was found guilty and condemned to death, but the judge had asked for clemency however, orangists remembered the execution of thomas scott , and despite appeals, riel was hanged ostensibly for ' treason,' but also, in all likelihood, for the murder of thomas scott. On may 15 riel surrendered to canadian forces and was taken to regina to stand trial for treason on august 1st 1885, a jury of six english-speaking protestants found riel guilty which is not surprising since louis was a french-speaking catholic in a time when there was large tension between the two cultures. 1 august, 1885, louis riel is found guilty of treason and was hanged in november of that year indulge me in a moment of personal reflection, if you will. Louis riel (book) : barber, terry : louis riel is specifically written to meet the needs of adolescents and adults who are reluctant readers the photographs, maps, and illustrations reflect the text, making the words easy to decode.
Louis riel was tried for treason and was found guilty, despite the fact that there was strong evidence that riel was insane the jury found him guilty of treason, but made a strong recommendation. However, in canadian jurisprudence, after 132 years, louis riel remains branded a convicted criminal, guilty of the capital crime of high treason in this era of reconciliation, canadians are seeking to both recognize and remediate the injustices of the past. The trial of louis riel for high treason opens on the morning of july 28, 1885 he now sees where this is leading: they will argue that he is insane, and therefore not guilty as charged but. Louis riel was charged with violating britain's treason act, dating from the time of edward iii shall be held to be guilty of the crime of high treason mr. Later in 1884, riel was indulged in another armed uprising, but this was quickly crushed by the military of the canadian government, and riel surrendered he found guilty of treason and hanged on november 16, 1885, in regina, canada.
Louis riel was clearly guilty of treason because he unquestionably led an armed uprising against the government of his country there is no way to argue that he did not do this therefore, he was. Louis riel was leading a rebellion against the canadian government which in turn serves under the kind of britain therefore he technically committed treason, whether it was a good reason or not that is a different question. Louis riel is on facebook join facebook to connect with louis riel and others you may know at the age of 41, he is found guilty of high treason, and then is.
Louis riel, leader of two rebellions, murderer, a person whose acts are of high treason louis riel is no hero he is a villain one who turns on his own country, and his own people one who has lied, and cheated. He was also given a choice to plead guilty or insanity riel was of riel's 1885 high treason trial riel, louis (1985) the louis riel trial from the.
Louis riel was born in 1844 in the red a jury of six english-speaking protestants found riel guilty of treason, but recommended mercy i never heard of louis. The fate of louis riel prime minister john a macdonald decided to charge louis riel with high treason, based on an obscure british law dating to the year 1342 if i am guilty of high. Found guilty of high treason and hanged in regina, riel's life ended november 16, 1885 riel was elected to canada's house of commons three times, twice in 1873 and then in 1874, but never. Louis riel was charged with high treason, tried, convicted and then hung for his crimes that resulted in the deaths criminals of the day were hung for a lot less than.