Louis Riel is regarded by some as a hero and visionary, by others as a madman and misguided religious zealot. The M tis leader who fought for the rights of his people against an encroaching tide of white settlers helped establish the province of Manitoba before escaping to the United States. Gabriel Dumont was a successful hunter and M tis chief, a man tested by warfare, a pragmatist who differed from the devout Riel. Giller Prize--winning novelist...
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