Monday, 16 November 2015

Riel hanged 130 years ago today

On this date 130 years ago, November 16, 1885, Louis David Riel was hanged at Regina's North West Mounted Police barracks.

Here are some links of interest:

Louis Riel biography
Letter from Riel to judge thanking him for a 30 day leave to appeal sentence
Manitoba Free Press' front page coverage the following day, (columns 3 to 8)
The Trial of Louis Riel UMKC School of Law
Louis Riel Heritage Minute
The Virtual Museum of Metis Heritage and Culture

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