By: Boyden, Joseph. Introduction by John Ralston Saul.

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204 pp, 8" H. Part of the Extraordinary Canadians series. "Louis Riel, a controversial Metis mystic and visionary, fought for his people's rights against an encroaching tide of white settlers. Hunter and Metis leader Gabriel Dumont, a man tested by warfare, was, in contrast, a pragmatic realist of the land. Celebrated novelist Joseph Boyden explores the tumultuous year when Riel and Dumont united the Metis while dividing a nation. Could Dumont have foreseen the impact of the Metis cause when he brought Riel home? While making rational demands of Sir John A. Macdonald, Riel seemed increasingly overtaken by a messianic mission. His controversial execution by the Canadian government in 1885 still reverberates today. Boyden, with his powerful narrative skill, creates an unforgettable portrait of two seminal Canadian figures who helped shape the country." Tape marks and some light surface paper damage at the top/bottom edges of the front free endpaper. Dust jacket is Near Fine.


Author Name: Boyden, Joseph. Introduction by John Ralston Saul.

Edition: First Edition

ISBN Number: 0670066710

ISBN-13: 9780670066711

Location Published: Toronto, Penguin: 2010

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Not Signed

Categories: Military - Canadian: General, Canada - Native Peoples, Canada - Biography, Canada - Prairie Provinces

Seller ID: 31001

Keywords: 1885, batoche, biography, canadian government, canadian history, court cases, duck lake, executions, gabriel dumont, general middleton, john a. macdonald., louis riel, manitoba, metis, north west mounted police, prairie provinces, rebellions, treason