Louis Riel Sr. Farmer, miller, Metis leader. The son of Jean-Baptiste Riel, a french-canadian voyageur, and Marguerite Boucher, a Métis of French-Canadian and Chipeweyan heritage. Sent by his father to Berthier-en-Haut, Québec for education, Louis was trained as a wool carder, then returned to the Red River Settlement where he married Julie Lagimodiere.
He organized his community in defense of Pierre-Guillaume Sayer, charged with violating the Hudson's Bay Company's trade monopoly, leading to the first North West Métis rebellion of 1849.
"1837-1839 - Middleman - Lac la Pluie
"1839-1840 - Labourer - Lac La Pluie
"1840 - to Canada
"1843 - settled in Red River Settlement
"1844 - married Julie Lagimodière
"1854 - "Obligation of Louis Riel for £100 lent him by the Hudson's Bay Company on the security of a grist mill at German Creek 25th April, 1854". - See File: "Riel Rebellions, 1st and 2nd"
"1862 - Reference to political meeting at Fort Garry and Louis Riel [Sr.] as "the quondam adversary of Mr. Thom but ever since his return from Canada there is no better friend of the Company in Red River".
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