Canada’s Battle of Batoche – Louis Riel’s Last Stand

Another lovely post by Sue at Travel Tales of Life of our great Canadian history!

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Batle of Batoche, Saskatchewan

The remains of the village of Batoche nestle quietly on the banks of the South Saskatchewan river. The province’s name originates from this body of water, which the Cree called Kisiskatchewani Sipi, meaning “swift-flowing river.”

Once welcoming French Canadian voyageurs, this small trading post would be the sight of the last battlefield of the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 in Western Canada.

Battle of Batoche

A short drive from my childhood home, my Mom joined us in exploring this  Canadian National Historic site. We invite you to walk back in time on the Canadian prairies with us.

Battle of Batoche Saskatchewan

The Metis are one of the recognized Aboriginal peoples of Canada with their descent traced to a mix of First Nations and European heritage. In the late 1800s, during a period of much social change in Western Canada, the Metis felt that the government of Canada did not address their rights, their land and the protection of…

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5 thoughts on “Canada’s Battle of Batoche – Louis Riel’s Last Stand

  1. Pierre Lagacé

    I know that part of history.
    Propaganda was used back then.
    Riel was considered as a traitor and a fool. That’s how he was depicted back then.
    He was betrayed.
    Now people are trying to depict him as a hero. What was written in history books will have to be written all over again.

    People rebel for good reasons, not just for fun…

    1. Absolutely, why would someone do that if they didn’t have the conviction of fighting for something better. Just depends which political wind is blowing as to how people present history very often.

      1. Pierre Lagacé

        The more you read about history, the more you see it is repeating itself. Powerful men were and are behind politicians. It is so simple to see.

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