Louis riel was a bilingual metis man. he also was the founder of Manitoba born 22 October 1844 in Saint-Boniface, Red River Settlement died 16 November 1885 in Regina SK Riel led two popular Métis governments, was central in bringing Manitoba into Confederation and was executed for high treason for his role in the 1885 resistance to Canadian encroachment on Métis lands. Riel was initially dismissed as a rebel by Canadian historians, although many now sympathize with Riel as a Métis leader who fought to protect his people from the Canadian government. this reminds of the time my grandparents told me the story about my ancestor he fought beside Louis riel in the resistance they told me that he was hung just like Louis riel. I'm very interested in Louis riel because I am metis and he was my hero as a kid when my grandparents use to tell me story's about him.