Gabriel Dumont- Battles of River
Coteau-1851 and Batoche- 1885
He was the son of Ekapow Dumont and
-A hunter, merchant, ferryman and a
leader with a voice.
His strengths were his courage,
tactical skills and network
He gave Riel expert tactical skill in
the ’85 Rebellion work.
The buffalo hunt of 1851 led to a
Few Metis were victorious- many more
Sioux in despair.
Horses and carts surrounded with rifle
pits didn’t succumb
Gabriel was now prepared for a bigger
battle yet to come.
Surveyors ignored Metis wanting River
Dumont wanted battle, Riel wanted
Dumont could destroy the NWMP from Fort
Riel was merciful- escape! - Kindness
Resources dwindling, the Metis said.
Batoche in danger
The Government had many, Metis now
Three to eight ratio guaranteed
Metis fled everywhere; no mercy shown
is now history.
Little is known about this Metis leader
He lived quietly as he aged with family
by his side.
Many of the Metis squatting on road
-Trying to live without a home, income,
food or pride.
Written By Carol Howard Vulliamy- Metis