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Louis Riel hero or traitor?

November 29th, 2011 by caleb

 

Is Louis Riel a hero or a traitor? In my mind Louis Riel was a hero but I also think that he was a traitor.

 

 

 

Louis was a traitor. He killed Thomas Scott and was charged for high treason but he had a reason. Thomas Scott began to tell people that the Metis were not fit to be part of the government. He said that Canada should simply ignore them and set up a government without considering the Metis. But Louis Riel was trying to get the government to accept the Metis list of rights. So you can see how hard it would been to be Louis Riel he just wanted the government to accept the Metis list of rights and then Thomas Scott tells the people that the Metis were not fit to be part of the government.

 

 

 

Louis Riel was a hero in alot of peoples minds. The Metis, French, and First Nation all of them thought that Louis Riel was a hero. He was the leader of the Metis in Red River. Louis Riel had meny supporters. He tryed to get the government to accept the Metis list of rights. But at lest he tryed… At lest he was trying to stand up for the Metis.

 

 

 

Louis Riel was a good person. He stand up for what he believed. In court he could of said he was insane and could of stayed alive but that would of changed how people thought of him… Of the Metis it would of changed how we think of him. As well he was standing up for the Metis before no one thought very high of the Metis but Louis Riel tryed to stand up for the Metis.

 

 

 

Some people think Louis Riel was a hero some people think that he was a traitor. But in my mind Louis Riel was a hero. He standed up for what he believed even when he could die or go to jail but at lest he tryed because I know that I would rather say I’m insane instilled of being hanged but that’s me. That’s what I think so what do you think. Is Louis Riel a hero or a traitor?

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