Am I a descendant of Louis Riel or share ancestors with him?

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Here is my tree:

Open Sylvester Plouff's line to Louis Adolf Plouff to Pierre Sulpice Plouff's mother:

Marie Riel dit Delorme, daughter of Marc Antoine Riel married to Marie Anne Perrault.

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I am related, he's my 20th cousin, once removed . Who knew!
His sister Marguerite Marie (Riel) Zastre 's husband,  Jean-Baptiste (Zastre) Zaste's father,  Louis Gonzague Isaac (Zace) Zastre is my fourth great grandfather, which makes him my.... great great great uncle in law?? haha

Or, according to the relationship finder, my 8th cousin 3 times removed.

This was quite a shock when I found out. I don't know much about Metis, except for what we learned in social studies in school about the Red River Rebellion and Riel's unfortunate fate, but I will admit, that on finding out there was a connection (closer than I expected) I have since learned a little bit more. Genaeology has really improved my knowledge of history/world events through research!

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He's my 6th cousin 4 times removed. Our common ancestor Jean Mignault. But we share other family lines.
by Living Walsh G2G1 (1.2k points)
Ha! I just found out he's also my 6th cousin 4x removed as well with the same common ancestor. hmmm
I'm a 5th cousin 4 x removed.

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