La Barrière: Métis Resistance at St. Norbert

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Title: La Barrière: Métis Resistance at St. Norbert
Creator: Barkwell, Lawrence
Subject: Resistance, History, Riel, Louis, St. Norbert
Description: St. Norbert is a Métis settlement dating back to 1822. St. Norbert was the center of the
early events connected with the Red River Resistance. It was here, on 19 October 1869 that the Métis elected the Comite national des Métis with Louis Riel as secretary. On 20 October 1869 the Métis learned that Lt. Governor designate McDougall was heading north with a large quantity of rifles and ammunition. As their first act, the Comite national des Métis sanctioned the erection of a barrier across the Pembina Trail to keep out unwanted emissaries of the Canadian Government. This barrier was constructed just north of where the road from Pembina crossed the Rivière Sale.
Publisher: Louis Riel Institute
Type: Text Document
Language: English
Date of Copyright: January 7, 2009
Coverage: Red River, Manitoba
GDI Media Filename: La Barrière2.pdf

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