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The Rebellions

This selection of approximately 100 images provides a sample of the collections related to the rebellions of the Patriotes (1837-1838) and Métis (1869 and 1885), as well as other armed conflicts marking the history of Canada. While the Patriotes rebelled against the British refusal to carry out their demands for political reform, the Métis felt threatened by the transfer of their lands to the Canadian Government.

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  • Images of the 1837-1838 Rebellion in Lower Canada;
  • Key figures (Papineau, Nelson, Colborne, Cartier, Riel, Crowfoot, Poundmaker, militiamen, etc.);
  • Illustrations, cartoons and documents related to the Métis Rebellions and the hanging of Louis Riel;
  • Documents describing the realities of the day (various locations, weapons, transportation methods, etc.).

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Back view of the church of St. Eustache and dispersion of the insurgents (M4777.6)

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Back view of the church of St. Eustache and dispersion of the insurgents
Lord Charles Beauclerk (1813-1842)
1840, 19th century
M4777.6

Louis Riel, about 1880 (MP-1977.211)

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Louis Riel, about 1880
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1880, 19th century
MP-1977.211

Red River cart and Métis camp, Qu'Appelle, SK, 1889 (VIEW-2031)

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Red River cart and Métis camp, Qu'Appelle, SK, 1889
William McFarlane Notman
1889, 19th century
VIEW-2031