Details Riel, a prisoner, outside his tent in Like most Americans, I had never heard of the trial of Louis Riel. We Americans tend to be remarkably ignorant about the history of our friendly neighbor to the north.
Footnotes and some punctuation corrections in this document below are by Roger Annis.
Prisoner, have you any remarks to make to the jury?. If so, now is your time to speak. May it please your Honors. At a former stage of the trial you will remember that the prisoner wished to cross-examine the witnesses, we objected at the time, thinking that it was better for the interest of the prisoner that we should do so.
The prisoner at this stage is entitled to make any statement he likes to the jury and he has been so warned by your Honor, but I must declare before the court that we must not be considered responsible for any declaration he may make.
Certainly, but he is entitled, and I am bound to tell him so. Your Honors, gentlemen of the jury: It would be easy for me today to play insanity, because the circumstances are such as to excite any man, and under the natural excitement of what is taking place today I cannot speak English very well, but am trying to do so, because most of those here speak Englishunder the excitement which my trial causes me would justify me not to appear as usual, but with my mind out of its ordinary condition.
I hope with the help of God I will maintain calmness and decorum as suits this honorable court, this honorable jury. You have seen by the papers in the hands of the Crown that I am naturally inclined to think of God at the beginning of my actions. Oh, my God, help me through Thy grace and the divine influence of Jesus Christ.
Oh, my God, bless me, bless this honorable court, bless this honorable jury, bless my good lawyers who have come leagues to try to save my life, bless also the lawyers for the Crown, because they have done, I am sure, what they thought their duty.
They have shown me fairness which at first I did not expect from them. Oh, my God, bless all those who are around me through the grace and influence of Jesus Christ our Saviour, change the curiosity of those who are paying attention to me, change that curiosity into sympathy with me.
The day of my birth I was helpless and my mother took care of me although she was not able to do it alone, there was some one to help her to take care of me and I lived.
Today, although a man I am as helpless before this court, in the Dominion of Canada and in this world, as I was helpless on the knees of my mother the day of my birth. The North West is also my mother, it is my mother country and although my mother country is sick and confined in a certain way, there are some from Lower Canada who came to help her to take care of me during her sickness and I am sure that my mother country will not kill me more than my mother did forty years ago when I came into the world, because a mother is always a mother, and even if I have my faults if she can see I am true she will be full of love for me.
I found the half-breeds eating the rotten pork of the Hudson Bay Company and getting sick and weak every day. Although a half breed, and having no pretension to help the whites, I also paid attention to them.
I saw they were deprived of responsible government, I saw that they were deprived of their public liberties. I remembered that half-breed meant white and Indian, and while I paid attention to the suffering Indians and the half-breeds I remembered that the greatest part of my heart and blood was white and I have directed my attention to help the Indians, to help the half-breeds and to help the whites to the best of my ability.
We have made petitions, I have made petitions with others to the Canadian Government asking to relieve the condition of this country.Louis Riel Position Paper Was he a hero or a traitor? Louis Riel is considered one of the most important figures in Canadian history.
Was he a hero or a traitor? In my opinion, he should be remembered as a hero. His leadership of the Métis was shown in both the Red River in and North West Rebellions in Louis Riel Position Paper Was he a hero or a traitor?
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He was born October 22, in St.
Boniface. His mother was the seventh child of Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière and Marie-Anne Gaboury. Louis Riel Position Paper Was he a hero or a traitor? Louis Riel is considered one of the most important figures in Canadian history.
Was he a hero or a traitor?
In my opinion, he should be remembered as a hero. Dec 08, · Louis Riel Position Paper Was He A Hero Or A Traitor?
Louis Riel Position Paper Was he a hero or a traitor? Louis Riel is considered one of the most important figures in Canadian history. Was he a hero or a traitor? In my opinion, he should be remembered as a vetconnexx.com: Resolved. Louis Riel was a Metis, he was born October 22, At age 14 he had started to study to be a priest.
When Canada bought Red River, Settlers started to come and develop it and take the land.