The federal government continued to ignore the Metis, First Nations, and other settlers in the Northwest. Riel and Dumont noticed this and decided they needed to take more action. They built an army of 300 men who signed a secret oath. Louis then created a provisional government, he was president and referred to himself as "Prophet of the New World". In this provisional government they had a militia which was lead by Gabriel Dumont. The federal government became concerned of another resistance act so they warned their troops to be prepared for a possible fight.