Red River Resistance [textual record]

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    Series consists of correspondence, reports and newspaper clippings. These include a memorandum signed by N. Coldwell, dated February 8, 1870; a manifesto of William MacDougall, dated September 29, 1869; a proclamation concerning the admission of Rupert's Land and the North-West Territories to Canada; a letter written by John A. Macdonald to William MacDougall, dated November 27, 1869; and, a letter written by MacDougall to the commanding officer at Fort Abercrombie, dated November 22, 1869. The series also contains a printed document, 'Declaration of the people of Rupert's Land and the North-West,' by Louis Riel and John Bruce, 8 December 1869. It is located in horizontal storage, container 3.
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    The Red River Resistance (or Red River Rebellion) was an uprising in the Red River Settlement in 1869. It was sparked by the Hudson's Bay Company's sale of Rupert's Land to the newly formed Dominion of Canada, a sale which Indigenous peoples saw as illegitimate. The Métis, led by Louis Riel, mounted a resistance and formed a provisional government to negotiate with the Dominion of Canada. The resistance led to the entry of Manitoba into Confederation.
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