Place Published: Indianapolis
Publisher: The Indianapolis Sentinel Newspaper
Date Published: 1885
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: No binding
EARLY 3 NEWSPAPER REPORTS ON THE RIEL REBELLION
Three (3) May 1885 The Indianapolis Sentinel Newspapers, 8 page, 15-3/4 x 20-1/2 inches, with each issue reporting on The Riel Rebellion...
• Dated May 14, 1885 p.2, Batouche via Clark's Crossing! "Riel Routed - Batouche captured by Middleton's men and rebels driven out"
• Dated May 16, 1885 p.4 News That The Rebellion Has Been Broken "Northwestern troubles - It looks as if the back of the rebellion was broken, though bands of Indians carry on a guerrilla warfare".
• Dated May 18, 1885 p.1 The News of Riel's Capture "The Northwest - Excited over Riel's capture - other prisoners going home"
Brittle paper with tears and some missing pieces on edges but not affecting focus content text, otherwise fair to good condition.
The North-West Rebellion of 1885 (also known as the Louis Riel Rebellion) was a rebellion by the Métis people under Louis Riel and an associated uprising by First Nations Cree and Assiniboine of the District of Saskatchewan against the government of Canada. On April 24, 1885, at Fish Creek, Saskatchewan, 200 Métis achieved a remarkable victory over a superior government force numbering 900 soldiers who were sent to quell the rebellion.
On May 2, 1885, the Cree war chief Fine-Day successfully held off Lieutenant Colonel William Otter at the Battle of Cut Knife near Battleford.
On May 9, 1885, Middleton attacked Batoche itself. The greatly outnumbered Métis ran out of ammunition after three days of battle and siege. Riel surrendered on May 15. The Battle of Batoche was a decisive victory for the Canadian militia, with the capture of Louis Riel, and the collapse of the Provisional Government of Saskatchewan.
On May 28, 1885, Major General Thomas Bland Strange brought a NWMP detachment from Calgary, Alberta, but they were unable to defeat a Cree force under Big Bear who carried the day at Frenchman's Butte at the end of May. The last armed engagement in the rebellion was during the Battle of Loon Lake. On June 3, 1885
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