The First Event of Metis Resistance- St
Vital- October 11, 1869
Transference of Rupert’s Land to
Government caused concern
Oral history says Andre Nault’s
land, the surveyors overturned
“My St Vital river lot has a
deed; this is Government greed.”
Nault asked his cousin Louis Riel for
help barricade St Norbert!
Successful tactics- nothing reached the
Red River Settlement.
Winnipeg and Pembina- Metis possessed,
McDougal left bent.
Success saved the Nault farm but the
incident caused alarm
A family full of leaders vowed to
prevent future Metis harm.
Louis David Riel became the leader of
the Metis Resistance,
-Captain Andre Nault; Fort Garry
protection and assistance.
Gabriel Dumont pledged his tactical
skill for military might
They all knew that they would have no
choice but to fight.
Source: Dictionary of Canadian
Gen Form; Posted by Allen McLay on
March 8, 2002
Written By Carol Howard Vulliamy- Metis