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Louis Riel’s Last Stand - Northwest Rebellion of 1885

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:34 pm
In an article originally published in the May 2006 issue of Military History, Canadian author Habeeb Salloum who specializes in Canadian, Arab and Latin American history, travel and the culinary arts, describes how Canada’s North-West Rebellion reached its climax in May 1885, as the government army closed on the mixed-blood Métis’ provisional capital, the tiny village of Batoche.
In the arena of world conflicts, the Battle of Batoche was merely a small skirmish, yet it played an important part in Canadian history. It was the largest and longest battle to take place on the western prairies of Canada, and its political and social repercussions still affect many of that nation’s institutions today.
The full article is available here ... blisher%29.