How do i know the information i gathered was reliable. Gabriel dumont, the metis military leader, who, after the battle of batoche, had taken the women and. Battle of batoche video download louisrielthe battle of batoche 480p download. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Despite being probably a very accurate depiction of those events and raising many important points, to me, unfortunately, the song of batoche felt like a textbook with fictional details. Batoche, saskatchewan was the site of the historic battle of batoche during the northwest rebellion of 1885. Olivier presents a sobering and thought provoking oral account of his families involvement in the battle.
The battle of batoche, the northwest rebellion, louis riel, metis life after batoche. The battle of batoche was the decisive battle of canadas northwest rebellion, pitting canadian forces against indigenous and metis people under louis riel. Batoche national historic site of canada is located near the south saskatchewan river north of saskatoon, saskatchewan. The battle of batoche was the decisive battle of the northwest rebellion, which pitted the. Jefferys notes about this picture from canadas past in pictures. Marina endicott, author of the gillernominated close to hughcombining fine research and engaging storytelling, song of batoche is a stirring fictionalized account of events in and around the 1885 northwest resistance. Mayor would alter battle of batoche monument winnipeg sun. Welcome to back to batoche virtual museum of canada. Land titles were not respected, treaties werent being fulfilled, and the cpr fiasco are just some of the trigger factors that sparked this revolt. The battle of batoche lasted three days, from may 9, to may 12, 1885.
He died in the battle of batoche, the last battle of the northwest resistance. A screensaver from the virtual museum of canada that includes five paintings depicting the canadian village of batoche, located on the banks of the south saskatchewan river and best known as the site of the historic battle of batoche during the 1885 northwest rebellion. Rating is available when the video has been rented. White settlers got their lands after three years of farming. The northwest rebellion of 1885 was a time of discontent among the metis and indian people with the federal government. The steamer northcote, transformed into a gunboat, attempted to. Gabriel dumont and the metis trap the army in a shallow ravine. The northcote arrives too early and the metis set a. By his indiscriminate and unfortunate adoption of the colonizers term halfbreed, however, he emphasizes that the traditional perception of the metis remains.
Hop on and off or journey through time on an interactive and fun tour. Many moons before the europeans came to canada its said the aboriginal people came across the bering strait. Monday, may 17, 1885 background information the metis never really moved to canada, but their ancestors before them did. Middletons plan is to use the hudsons bay steamer northcote. It remains one of canadas most emotionladen memories, chronicling an historic event equivalent to the 1863 battle of gettysburg. Batoche is a collection of poems by kim morrissey which deal with the events leading up to and surrounding the northwest rebellion of 1885. Northwest rebellion canadian history 1885 britannica. Louis riel, armed with a crucifix, led his followers in the northwest rebellion, which culminated with the battle of batoche from may 912, 1885. On the centennial of the battle of batoche, canadians hold deeply divergent views of louis riels place in history. Louis riel arrives at batoche in 1884 to help the metis fight for their lands and discovers that the rebellious outsider josette lavoie is a granddaughter. This paper is primarily concerned with historical memory, and how native peoples remember the events of their history. Dumont slows down the army and give riel time to gather a larger force. The battle of batoche was the decisive battle of the northwest rebellion, which pitted the canadian authorities against a force of insurrectionist metis.
Relive the last battle of the metis resistance in 1885, led by louis riel and gabriel dumont against the government troops of general middletons men at batoche. Josette lavoie is an intriguing and memorable heroine. Ride the visitor shuttle and discover a new side of batoche. Deeply researched, and rooted in the soil of batoche.
Batoche national historic site tourism saskatchewan. His fathers house was destroyed the first day of the battle of batoche may 9th, 1885. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats. Bayles battle cry at batoche was a canadian childrens book centre our choice, while perilous passage, about explorer and mapmaker david thompson, was nominated for a red maple award. Hot interpretation of controversial topics at batoche national. In canadas west, pioneers relive an old anguish the. Oliviers story of batoche please visit our video series of comments with samuel olivier boyer. Battle of batoche 1885 fire, in the name of the father. Northwest rebellion northwest rebellion battle of batoche. This is a very well researched, historical account of a metis uprising against whites in the 19th century batoche. The battle of batoche was fought over four days from may 9 to may 12, 1885. The bullet holes in the rectory wall and gravestones in the cemetery tell an eloquent. Back to batoche screensaver for windows screensavers planet. Batoche national historic site batoche and touronds coulee.
Metis readers will tend to react less than enthusiastically to even a fair portrayal of the military campaign which killed those whose deaths they commemorate in 1985. Trudeau exonerates chief poundmaker, apologizes for. The site, which encompasses the vestiges of the metis village of batoche where the carlton trail crossed the river, is dominated by a church and rectory of the parish of st. The pemmican eaters by marilyn dumont, paperback barnes. Fought from may 9 to may 12, 1885 at the ad hoc provisional government of saskatchewan capital of batoche, the greater numbers and superior firepower of middletons force could not be successfully countered by the metis as had happened at fish creek, and the town was eventually captured. The battle of batoche book vancouver public library. To most canadians the outbreak of the northwest rebellion in the early spring of 1885 came with the startling suddenness of an earthquake. In this section of the video, viewers are introduced to the bell of. Andre letendre dit batoche 18371885 find a grave memorial. Antoinedepadoue, established by the oblates of mary immaculate in the late19th century. On the morning of may 9, with sufficient troops gathered, his forces attacked the carefully constructed defences at the southern end of the batoche settlement. Post jobs, find pros, and collaborate commissionfree in our professional marketplace.
The battle of batoche and the northwest rebellion the. Otters setback prompted middleton to wait for reinforcements before resuming his march toward batoche. Kim morrissey presents the basic facts of several well documented historical events the duck lake massacre march 26, 1885, the skirmish at fish creek april 24, 1885 and the battle at batoche may 912, 1885 which comprise the northwest rebellion. Frederick middleton was born on november 4, 1825 in belfast, ireland. Canoes launch for annual voyage to batoche cupe saskatchewan. The battle of batoche was the decisive battle of the northwest rebellion. Fought from may 9 to 12, 1885, at the ad hoc provisional government of saskatchewan capital of batoche, the greater numbers and superior firepower of general frederick middletons force could not be successfully countered by the. Less than 300 metis and a few first nations people led by louis riel and gabriel dumont defended batoche from a series of rifle pits which they had dug along the edge of the bush surrounding the village. The reading resonated partly because she had already done substantial research on the women and families of batoche. Louis riel had petitioned ottawa for land rights and better conditions for the.1527 817 433 1622 1395 871 1468 1213 41 1473 1644 1160 284 411 827 781 1362 1045 126 24 884 1591 628 725 38 1524 841 1011 637 1295 1407 1168 1029 859 1059 84 32 799 573 1115 963 1318 872 411 860 23 462 421