Gabriel grew up to become a great leader of
the Metis Nation
Six dialects he learned for easy fluency
Knowledge of the countryside and political
unrest he knew,
I will commit to preserving justice and Metis land accrued.
1885; land titles gone- Metis
loosing homes they treasured
A Rebellion ensued
as Metis River Lots were re-measured
Homes, food, and livelihood- everything was
How can we survive with nothing left but
Gabriel Dumont scattered with the rest; no
Road allowance and wilderness became a
place to rest.
A broken spirit was the Metis
possession for now
Too much injustice; the Government will now
One final effort to seek the Metis land now removed-
Riel and Dumont returned for compensation proved.
Riel was arrested and charged with high
He was hung in November 1885- death without
Written By Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009