Louis Riel Sr. Farmer, miller, Metis leader. The son of Jean-Baptiste Riel, a french-canadian voyageur, and Marguerite Boucher, a Metis of French-Canadian and Chipeweyan ancestry. Sent by his father to Berthier-en-Haut, Quebec 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.
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