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Louis Riel

Firebrand

by Sharon Stewart

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criminals & outlaws, historical, native americans
list price: $17.95
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
published: 2007
ISBN:9781894852265
publisher: Dundurn Press
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Louis Riel: Firebrand (Quest Library)

Learn about Louis Riel (1844-1885), the fiery activist who devoted his life to the Métis cause. He was a pioneer in the field of Aboriginal rights and land claims, but branded an outlaw in his own time. Timeline, bibliography and index are included.

Source: The Canadian Children’s Book Centre. Best Books for Kids & Teens. 2008.

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Louis Riel devoted his life to the Metis cause. A fiery activist, he struggled against injustice as he saw it. He was a pioneer in the field of Aboriginal rights and land claims but was branded an outlaw in his own time. In 1885, he was executed for treason. In 1992, the House of Commons declared Riel a founder of Manitoba. November 16 is now designated Louis Riel Day in Canada.

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Sharon Stewart is a senior project editor in language arts at Pearson Education Canada. She has published four young-adult novels. She lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

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Sharon Stewart

Sharon has been interested in writing since childhood, and developed her love of history while studying at university. Her books include Spider's Web, The Dark Tower and The Minstrel Boy. A keen gardener who also enjoys playing the piano, Sharon lives in North York, Ontario, with her husband.
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