Red River Rebellion

Events

Arrival of new immigrant to Red River Valley

1860

Consequences for the Metis
Lost power over land, and hunting grounds were disrupted

Consequences for the Government
Increased control of the west

Transfer of Control of Rupert's Land

1867

Consequences for Metis
They gained more land to hunt on and it helped with the buffalo hunt

Consequences for the Government
They gained more land over a large part of Rupert's land

Louis Reil returns to Red River Valley and forms the National Metis Committee

1868

Consequences for the Metis
They gained a well educated activist, he helped for the committee to fight for the Metis rights.

Consequences for the Government
They gained an adversary , the government realized the Metis had rights and could not be pushed around.

Government Surveyors arrived in the Red River Valley

1868

Consequences for the Metis
The surveyors assumed that the riverside farms were not legally owned, so the Metis had to fight for their rights.

Consequences for the Government
This was their way to show the Metis they still had control over their land and could do what they want.

Riel decides to Act First

1869

Consequences for the Metis
They had the upper hand and they acted first and arrested John Schultz and his supporters and confining them in upper Fort Garry.

Consequences for the Government
They had to deal with several issues before peace could be made, fortunately peace was made quickly.

Transfer of Ruperts Land

1869 - 1870

Consequences for the Metis
This gave Canada more land, giving the Metis more land to hunt bison.

Consequences for the Government
This gave them more control over more land and population

Manitoba is Created

1870

Consequences for the Metis
They were granted 200,000 hectares of land, which made up the province of Manitoba. This allowed them to hunt freely and have some form of Government,

Consequences for Government
They created Manitoba which allowed them to have control over the province without directly being responsible

Formalized "Laws of St. Lauren" created

1873

Consequences for the Metis
This helped them have a structured system for any necessary punishment and have consistent law.

Consequences for the Government
With the Metis creating a law for themselves the Government had to be less involved.

Metis start the early hunt and are arrested

1874 - 1875

Consequences for the Metis
Gaberial Dumont arrested the Metis for hunting before the sanctioned hunt began.

Consequences for the Government
The Metis showed the Government they didn't need their support.

Many Metis leave Manitoba

1874 - 1876

Consequences for the Metis
Metis left in hope of recreating the way life was in the Red River Valley.

Consequences for the Government
Since the Metis were moving away the government had a harder time influencing and controlling them.