Louis Riel, Sr.

Louis Riel, Sr.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Louis Riel Sr. was a farmer, miller, M tis leader, and the father of Louis Riel. Born in le- -la-Crosse, Saskatchewan, Riel was the eldest son of Jean-Baptiste Riel, dit L'Irlande, a voyageur, and Marguerite Boucher, a Franco-Ojibwa M tis. The Riel family moved back to Lower Canada while Louis was a child. He was educated in Quebec, learning the trade of carding wool. He joined the fur trade with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1838 and was stationed at Rainy River, Ontario for several years, where he fathered a daughter named Marguerite in 1840. He left the HBC in 1842 and returned to Quebec with the intention of joining the priesthood at the Oblates of Mary Immaculate at Saint-Hilaire, but withdrew a year later
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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134915858
  • 9786134915854