Chapter Five Questions

1. Was Louis Riel a ‘hero’ or a ‘vilain’? Support your argument with historical facts and events from both the Red River and Northwest Rebellions.

2. Examine the Metis’ move westward. What caused the move? How did land speculators play a part in the move?

3. Explain the Pacific Scandal?  Who were the key figures?  Why did it lead to the resignation of the Macdonald government in 1873?

4. Describe the Northwest Rebellion in detail. Who were the important people in the conflict? What were the causes and effects?

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