Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Red River Expedition: Part 1

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Louis Riel (1844-1885) was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the M├ętis people of the Canadian Prairies.

In March 1871, Lieut. H.S.H. Riddell of the 60th Rifles presented a paper to the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec about the Red River Expedition of 1870. Lieut. Riddell had served as one of three officers who led detachments during this epic campaign.