Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont (Extraordinary Canadians)

By: Boyden, Joseph

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Louis Riel is regarded by some as a hero and visionary, by others as a madman and misguided religious zealot. The M tis leader who fought for the rights of his people against an encroaching tide of white settlers helped establish the province of Manitoba before escaping to the United States. Gabriel Dumont was a successful hunter and M tis chief, a man tested by warfare, a pragmatist who differed from the devout Riel. Giller Prize--winning novelist Joseph Boyden argues that Dumont, part of a delegation that had sought out Riel in exile, may not have foreseen the impact on the M tis cause of bringing Riel home. While making rational demands of Sir John A. Macdonald's government, Riel seemed increasingly overtaken by a messianic mission. His execution in 1885 by the Canadian government still reverberates today. Boyden provides fresh, controversial insight into these two seminal Canadian figures and how they shaped the country.

Title: Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont (Extraordinary Canadians)

Author Name: Boyden, Joseph

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Penguin Canada: 2010-10-05

ISBN Number: 0670066710

ISBN Number 13: 9780670066711

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU1042227