High treason: the trial of louis riel is a two-player, 40-minute card game where the players lead the prosecution or defense of one of history’s heroic and tragic figures the deck is stacked for the prosecution, but the burden required for a hanging conviction is as high as the gallows. Louis riel’s remains are buried in the sainte-boniface cathedral cemetery, just across the red river his grave, marked with a tombstone set in red stone, is a well-visited historic site louis riel continues to be honored in manitoba through other landmarks in winnipeg like riel avenue and the city’s iconic pedestrian bridge, esplanade riel. Louis riel was charged with treason by the orange-leaning government of canada but he was hanged, following what has been described as a less-that-democratic trial, on november 16, 1885, for the death of orangeman thomas scott. Apparently the trial of louis riel was a landmark case in canadian history, although i’d be committing perjury if i claimed to have heard about it before playing high treason. The jury of six at louis riel s trial, 1885 some of the principal witnesses in the louis riel trial, august 1885 courthouse during the trial of louis riel, regina, 1885 previous next riel was executed on a public gallows in regina on 16 november 1885.
English: louis david riel (october 22, 1844 – november 16, 1885), was a canadian politician and leader of the métis people of the canadian prairies français : louis riel mena le gouvernement provisoire métis qui négocia avec le gouvernement canadien la création de la province du manitoba. Note: citations are based on reference standards however, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. The trial of louis riel was written as a centennial project in 1967 by john coulter it is based on the transcripts of the famous trial of louis riel in 1885 at regina it is based on the transcripts of the famous trial of louis riel in 1885 at regina.
Louis riel mock trial script and presentation create a script presenting the case that was brought to court in the trial of louis riel you will have to have a small. The trial of louis riel is arguably the most famous trial in the history of canada in 1885, louis riel had been a leader of a resistance movement by the métis and first nations people of western canada against the government of canada in what is now the modern province of saskatchewan. The trial of louis riel this will be our 49th year of performances for “the trial of louis riel” we are the longest running historical dramatic theatrical production in north america john coulter wrote the play as part of a centennial project in 1967. Louis riel trial essay government for 300,000 pounds, with the transfer effective on december 1 october 11, 1869 the presence of a canadian survey team in the red river area angers local residents, and louis riel is chosen to confront the team.
Louis riel was born october 22, 1844 on a farmstead at the juncture of the red and seine rivers, present day winnipeg he was hanged as a traitor on november 16, 1885 during those 41 years he would help found two canadian provinces. A video for a socials 10 class-----eric illeanne george marina robert emily-----edited by - robert. Rebellion and louis riel (this discussion will ensure that all students are on the same page before moving on to the north-west rebellion, as this understanding will help inform students about various aspects of the north-west rebellion and the actions of louis riel. The moment i read about high treason: the trial of louis riel, i knew it had a place in my collection like many, i didn’t know much about the trial despite having an interest, and education, in history.
Louis david riel ( english: /ˈluːiː riːˈɛl/ , french pronunciation: [lwi ʁjɛl] 22 october 1844 – 16 november 1885) was a canadian politician, a founder of the province of manitoba , and a political leader of the métis people of the canadian prairies. Louis riel was clearly guilty of treason because he unquestionably led an armed uprising against the government of his country there is no way to argue that he did not do this therefore, he was. The treason trial of louis riel in 1885 was the canadian equivalent, in many ways, of the trial of aaron burr in the early history of the united states riel was an important personage in canadian history during the 1870s and early 1880s. Final statement of louis riel at his trial in regina, saskatchewan, friday, july 31, 1885 this enclosed document is posted online as part of a project of the university of missouri-kansas faculty of law.
Louis riel - the trial on july 6, 1885, riel was charged with high treason the trial opened on july 20, with riel pleading not guilty this trial was to have disastrous consequences for riel and for canada the jury was entirely anglo-saxon and protestant riel's lawer wanted to plead that riel was insane and not responsible for his acts. Issue 91a louis riel december 2009 the truth about louis riel while most canadians are generally aware of louis riel and the mur-der of thomas scott, few who know, or, even riel's trial, presumed to have been written by a discerning member of canada's legal pro-fession in the article there was absolutely no.
The trial of louis riel was written as a centennial project in 1967 by john coulter it is based on the transcripts of the famous trial of louis riel in 1885 at regina this year celebrates the 51st year of the play’s production, which makes it the longest-running historical dramatic production in north america. Louis riel trial (1885) as long as canada exists, its citizens will want to read about louis riel because his life summarizes in a unique way the tensions of being canadian: english versus french, native versus white, east versus west, canadian versus american. Published: tue, 28 jun 2016 i believe that louis riel is guilty of treason riel, louis riel has been called many names, he has been called a prophet, a statesman, a scoundrel, a hero, a madman, a visionary, a hero, but louis riel is best described a traitor, he has betrayed canada in many ways. The trial of louis riel - for his actions during the north-west rebellion, louis riel was charged for treason, and his trial began on july 28, 1885 in regina, north-west territories this would go on to become one of the most famous trials in canadian history.