Louis Riel


Beal, Bob and Rod Macleod. Prairie Fire: The North-West Rebellion of 1885. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1984. Print.
971.054 BEA

Boyden, Joseph. Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont. Toronto: Penguin Group, 2010.
971.051 BOY

Braz, Albert Raimund. The False Traitor: Louis Riel in Canadian Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003. Print.
810.9351 BRA

Careless, J.M.S. and R. Craig Brown, eds. The Canadians: 1867-1967. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1967. Print.
971.05 CAN

Charlebois, Peter. The Life of Louis RielToronto: New Canada Publications, 1975. Print.
971.054 CHA

Creighton, Donald. Canada's First Century, 1867-1967. Toronto: Macmillan, 1970. Print.
971.05 CRE

Creighton, Donald. John A. Macdonald: The Old Chieftain. Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1965. Print.
971.054 CRE

Flanagan, Thomas and Claude Rocan. Rebellion in the North-west: Louis Riel and the Métis People. Toronto: Grolier, 1984. Print.
971.054 FLA

Flanagan, Thomas. Riel and the Rebellion: 1885 Reconsidered. Saskatoon: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1983. Print.
971.054 FLA

Hardy, William G. From Sea unto Sea: Canada – 1850 to 1910. The Road to Nationhood. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. Print.
971.05 HAR

Morton, Desmond. Rebellions in Canada. Toronto: Grolier, 1979. Print.
971.051 MOR

Morton, Desmond. The Last War Drum: The North West Campaign of 1885. Toronto: Hakkert, 1972. Print.
971.054 MOR

Riel, Louis. The Diaries of Louis Riel. Edmonton: Hurtig, 1976. Print.
971.054 RIE

Riel, Louis. The Queen v Louis Riel. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1974. Print.
345.71 RIE

Stanley, George Francis Gilman. Louis Riel. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1963. Print.
971.054 STA

Stanley, George Francis Gilman. The Birth of Western Canada: A History of the Riel RebellionsToronto: University of Toronto Press, 1961. Print.
971 .05 STA

Stewart, Sharon. Louis Riel: Firebrand.  Montreal: XYZ Pub., 2007. Print.
971.054 STE

Thomson, Dale C. Alexander Mackenzie: Clear Grit. Toronto: Macmillan, 1960. Print.
971.052 THO

Waite, Peter B. Canada 1874-1896: Arduous Destiny. Toronto: McClelland, 1971. Print.
971.05 WAI

Woodcock, George. Gabriel Dumont. Don Mills, Ont.: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1978. Print.
971.054 WOO

Web Sites:

Biographies of people involved in the rebellions led by Louis Riel

CBC Digital Archives

Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Indigenous Studies Portal
The Indigenous Studies Portal is an initiative of the University of Saskatchewan Library.

Manitoba History: Red River Resistance

Northwest Resistance Digitization Project

Province of Manitoba: Louis Riel Day
See the sections entitled “life events” and “biography”

The Canadian Encyclopedia

The Indictment of Louis Riel

The Trial of Louis Riel
Provided by the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law


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Bailey, Ellen. "Chapter Three: The Second Rebellion & the Battle of Batoche." Canada's Heritage: North-West Rebellion (2009): 3. Canadian Reference Centre. Web. 12 Feb 2016.

Barnsley, Paul. "Role of Riel examined." Saskatchewan Sage 7.11 (2003): 4. Canadian Reference Centre. Web. 12 Feb 2016.

Barnsley, Paul. “Should Canada pardon Riel, or should the Métis Pardon Canada?” Windspeaker 21.5 (2003): 27.  Canadian Reference Centre. Web. 12 Feb. 2016.

Basson, Lauren L. "Savage Half-Breed, French Canadian or White US Citizen? Louis Riel and US Perceptions of Nation and Civilisation." National Identities 7.4 (2005): 369-388. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 12 Feb 2016.

Osborne, Brian S. "Corporeal Politics and the Body Politic: the re-presentation of Louis Riel in Canadian identity." International Journal of Heritage Studies 8.4 (2002): 303-322. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 12 Feb. 2016.

Salloum, Habeeb. "Louis Riel's Last Stand." Military History 23.3 (2006): 22-28. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 12 Feb 2016.

Online Books: Project Gutenberg

The Rising of the Red Man by John Mackie

The Story of Louis Riel: the Rebel Chief by J. E. Collins

Online Books: Internet Archive

In The Case of Louis Riel, Convicted of Treason and Executed Therefore by Sir Alexander Campbell.

The Blood of Abel by Wilbur F Bryant.

The History of the North-west Rebellion of 1885 by Charles Pelham Mulvany.

The Queen v Louis Riel: Accused and Convicted of the Crime of High Treason by Louis Riel.

The Story of Louis Riel: the Rebel Chief by J.E. Collins.