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Riel House National Historic Site of Canada: Historic Themes

Type: Document

Louis Riel was born in Saint Boniface in 1844 and was educated in Montréal. When he returned to the Red River Settlement in 1868, he found the community anxious and divided over its political future.

Site: Parks Canada

Riel House National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

This national historic site of Canada has close ties with Métis leader and a founder of Manitoba, Louis Riel. Occupying river lot 51 along the Red River, Riel House National Historic Site was Riel's family home, where his descendants continued to live until 1969.

Site: Parks Canada

Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: DocumentInteractive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available.

Site: Parks Canada

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada - Battle of Batoche

Type: Document

Documents those fateful days in May of 1885. The forces, the strategy, and the casualties involved in the Battle of Batoche are all covered.

Site: Parks Canada

Rebellion on the Plains - North West Rebellion

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

A description of the Métis and Indian involvement in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. The settlers' reaction to the threat of Indian uprising and the military backlash to actions taken by the rebels are also discussed. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada: Parks Canada's 3-D Tours: Defence of Canada

Type: Interactive Resource

Parks Canada has provided a virtual doorway to explore Canada's national historic military sites. Online tours enable the user to travel to the sites of famous battles or view a famous building. Both virtual and text tours are available. Batoche displays the remains of the village of Batoche on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. It was the last battlefield in the Northwest Resistance/Rebellion of 1885. Here the user can see a virtual recreation of that site as well as many buildings that have since been dismantled and restored.

Site: Parks Canada

The Battle for Batoche

Type: Document

Middleton resumed the advance to Batoche only after conducting additional training and receiving reinforcements, including a steamboat for laying down supporting fire for the militiamen on the South Saskatchewan River. The siege of Batoche commenced on May 10th and was over two days later after militiamen, frustrated by the inactivity, stormed the village. This ended the Metis rebellion.

Site: National Defence

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada

Type: Document

Batoche displays the remains of the village of Batoche on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Here is a guide for visitors indicating some of the history of this site as well as entrance fees and hours of operation. Links lead the user to information on other historic sites.

Site: Parks Canada

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada - North West Rebellion/Métis Resistance

Type: Document

There were five significant engagements during the North West Rebellion. Here is a brief description of the parties involved and the eventual outcome of these battles.

Site: Parks Canada

Batoche National Historic Site of Canada - Batoche After 1885

Type: Document

The community of Batoche survived the Métis rebellion in 1885 and even prospered for awhile. However, like many small prairie towns, the population of Batoche eventually declined. Presents the economic and social difficulties the village experienced after the Rebellion.

Site: Parks Canada