Louis Riel's Last Stand

Salloum, Habeeb
May 2006
Military History;May2006, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p22
The article provides information on the Battle of Batoche during the North-West Rebellion in Canada. The Métis initiated the confrontation that came to be known as the North-West Rebellion by taking prisoners in the Batoche area and occupying the nearby community of Duck Lake. When 56 North-West Mounted Police and 43 volunteers from the settler population came to free the hostages on March 26, 1885, they were ambushed by the Métis. The rebels, who lost five Métis and one Indian, easily won the day. Their leader, Louis Riel, limited casualties by forbidding rebel fighters from pursuing the fleeing enemy.


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