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Manitoba`s Provisional Government of 1870: The Convention of Forty

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Title: Manitoba`s Provisional Government of 1870: The Convention of Forty
Creator: Barkwell, Lawrence J.
Subject: Convention of Forty, Provisional Government, Red River Resistance
Description: At a two-day open-air meeting in January 1870, Hudson`s Bay Company Governor Donald Smith promised to communicate the concerns of the Métis people of Red River to Canada. A convention with 20 English-speaking and 20 French-speaking representatives met between January 25, 1870 and February 10, 1870 and agreed upon a list of demands to take to Ottawa. At this point the Convention of Forty proclaimed itself a provisional government with Louis Riel as its President. It was the crowning point in the history of the resistance, bringing together both the English- and French-speaking halves of the community under a single government.
Publisher: Louis Riel Institute
Type: Text Document
Date of Copyright: May 20, 2011
Coverage: Manitoba
GDI Media Filename: Convention of Forty revised.pdf

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