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Fate of Louis Riel - The North West Rebellion

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

A description of the trial of Louis Riel, the Métis leader charged with high treason for leading the North West Rebellion. The article discusses the opinion that perhaps he was not sane enough to be judged guilty. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Upper Canada, the Maritimes and the War of 1812 - Introduction to Traitors and Heroes - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

A description of the ambivalent attitude of the Maritimes and Upper Canada towards the war against the Americans in this excerpt from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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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.

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Battle of Saint-Denis - Rebellion and Reform

Type: Document

Describes the battle of Saint-Denis between British soldiers and "les Patriotes" of Lower Canada. This confrontation marked the beginning of civil war in Canada. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Attack on Fort Detroit, War of 1812 - The Detroit Bluff - Isaac Brock - A Question of Loyalties

Type: DocumentFilm and Video

From the television series "Canada: A People's History", a description of Brigadier-General Isaac Brock's attack on Fort Detroit, an offense which relied heavily on bluff. General William Hull surrendered the fort without a fight. Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Introduction to Battle of Châteauguay - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

This exerpt from the television series "Canada: A People's History" describes the Battle of Châteaugay during the War of 1812, when Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Michel de Salaberry held off the American invaders on the banks of the Châteaugay River in October 1813. Site includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

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Conquered and the Conquerors - British Control of Quebec - Battle for a Continent

Type: Document

After the conquest, a new Canada slowly took shape. The Canadian militia returned to their villages and farms. 500 French soldiers, married to Canadian women, were allowed to stay. 3000 British troops remained in Quebec. Bigot was put in the Bastille for corruption, and died in exile in 1778. Governor Vaudreuil was arrested for his role in the colony's loss. General James Wolfe became a virtual industry in death, as biographies, ballads, epic poems, and paintings of him abounded. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Isaac Brock - Introduction - A Question of Loyalties

Type: Document

By 1811, Britain's obsession with making war on France was making a dangerous enemy of the United States. Some Congressmen called for war; they knew they couldn't attack Britain directly but they could threaten her colonies. Upper Canada was vulnerable, especially at Niagara and along the Detroit frontier. To Isaac Brock, Brigadier-General of the British forces in Upper Canada, the warning signs were ominous. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Capture of Fort Garry - The Métis Resistance

Type: Document

The sale of Rupert's Land by the Hudson's Bay Company to the government of Canada in 1869 sets off a chain of events that lead to the Red River Resistance. Its leader is a young, worldly Métis named Louis Riel. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Return From Exile - Louis Riel Comes Home to Lead his People - The North West Rebellion

Type: Document

When Louis Riel returned from exile in 1884 he once again tried to unite the people of the prairies. While not originally advocating rebellion, Riel's attitude changed as time passed and he felt ignored by the federal government. His religious delusions and his militancy became stronger. From the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation