In the summer of 1884, some Metis went down to Montana, where Louis Riel was living with his family. The Metis convinced him to come back to Canada and help all the Metis. He agreed and intended to negotiate things peacefully, but after the first rebellion he took part in, the government only saw him as a threat, making peaceful negotiations out of the picture. The government prepared themselves for a violent rebellion after they had heard that Louis Riel was back. They sent out the NWMP to investigate and they came back with information about the Metis. According to them, many Metis were preparing for an armed revolt.