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Commons in 1874 but, in 1875, he emigrated to the US. The government’s THE METIS PEOPLE intention to settle the west led the The Métis people of central Canada were Métis of Saskatchewan to call Riel descended from native and largely French home in 1884 to lead the North-West stock. Proud of their unique culture, this seminomadic group considered themselves Rebellion. It was short-lived. Defeated separate from the rest of the Dominion. at Batoche in May, Riel was ultimately With their own social structure and lifecharged with treason and hanged in style dependent almost entirely on buffalo Regina on November 16, 1885.
NATIONALISM There has been a nationalist strain to most canadien aspirations since the founding of Modern Canada. Quebecois entered the 1867 Canadian Confederation (see p48) only because French leaders Demonstrators during referendum vote for independence of Quebec 30 I N T R O D U C I N G C A N A D A Native Canadians Most archaeologists believe that the first inhabitants of North America crossed from Siberia to Alaska around 25,000 years ago. These hunter-nomads came in search of mammoth and bison, the ice-age animals that constituted their basic diet.
Annual fair featuring spectacular air show, concerts, and a casino. Folkfest (mid-Aug) Saskatoon. Saskatchewan’s multicultural heritage celebrated in a variety of events. 40 I N T R O D U C I N G C A N A D A Flambée des Couleurs (mid-Sep–Oct) Eastern Townships. A series of celebrations of glorious fall leaf colors. Niagara Grape and Wine Festival (last week) Niagara Falls. Vineyard tours, wine tastings, and concerts welcome the area’s grape harvest. OCTOBER Okanagan Wine Festival (early-Oct) Okanagan Valley.