Photographs and artifacts of the time of the building of the CPR are here.
Louis Riel would be one of the most influential leaders of the Metis. He would take part in leading the Northwest Rebellion a decade after the Red River Rebellion. For that, he would be tried for treason and executed. Ironically, today he is deemed father of Manitoba and even considered a Father of Confederation.
A photograph of Riel at his trial is here.
Here we have artworks by the Haida artist Charles Edenshaw.
The late 19th century and early 20th century in the west was a time of settlement, largely by white immigrants. More from here tomorrow.
Interesting. I did not know about him.ReplyDelete
How a view can change...ReplyDelete
Who knows what kind of trial he had...in those times.ReplyDelete
Estou a gostar desta exposição.ReplyDelete
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros
When I contemplate Louis Riel, who espoused a cause and believed in it, and compare him with Donald Trump south of the border and the attempted coup on 6 January, I know who was guilty.ReplyDelete
@Linda: he was a giant in our history.ReplyDelete
@Iris: time does rehabilitate.
@Italiafinlandia: in short, he was railroaded.
@Francisco: thank you.
@David: certainly not Riel.
...history treats people and events differently over time.ReplyDelete
The passage of time opens eyes and minds.ReplyDelete
I agree with Sharon.ReplyDelete
A fascinating part of your country's history. I also agree with Sharon.ReplyDelete
Las obras de arte son muy curiosas.ReplyDelete
@Tom: it does.ReplyDelete
@Bill: me too.
@Ventana: thank you.
Views are constantly changing.ReplyDelete
All too true.Delete
Thank you for opening the history book for us, south of the border.ReplyDelete
Good to see the maple leaf so well agreed onReplyDelete
Ah ~ glad to see your hero ~ Trump is a joke ~ and no comparison to RiehlReplyDelete
Wonderful seasonal photo and haiku ~ Xo
Living in the moment,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
I had never heard of the Metis till your posts. It's very interesting.ReplyDelete
I think so.Delete