“Fire, in the name of the Father! Fire, in the name of the Son! Fire, in the name of the Holy Ghost!”
Louis Riel, armed with a crucifix, led his followers in the Northwest Rebellion, which culminated with the Battle of Batoche from May 9-12, 1885. Fewer than 300 Métis and First Nations people led by Riel and Gabriel Dumont faced the 800-strong North West Field Force, commanded by Major-General Frederick Middleton.
Louis Riel’s “Northwest Rebellion” was quashed at Batoche, Saskatchewan when well-armed troops from Ontario crushed the ragtag band of First Nations and Metis rebels. Read more.
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