Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Historia Canadiana - A Cultural History of Canada

Sep 11, 2022

In which we overview the return of Louis Riel and the second - and ill-fated - attempted to secure Métis rights in Canada. We then look at how writers reacted to what is one of the most important Canadian events of 1885.
Get 2 months of free podcast hosting by going to:
Contact:, Twitter (@CanLitHistory) & Facebook (
Further Reading:
  • Archibald-Barber, Jesse. “A Poetics of Place and Apocalypse: Conflict and Contradiction in Poetry of the Red River and Northwest Resistances.” Indigenous Poetics in Canada. Ed. Neal Mcleod. Wilfred Laurier Press, 2013.
  • Belshaw, John Douglas. Canadian History: Post-Confederation, BC Open Textbook, 2012.
  • Johnson, E. Pauline. “A Cry From An Indian Wife," E. Pauline Johnson, Tekahionwake: Collected Poems and Selected Prose. University of Toronto Press, 2002, pp. 15-17.
  • Macleod, R. C. “North-West Rebellion.” The Oxford Companion to Canadian History, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  • Simpson Hayes, Kate. “Riel” (1895), Canadian Poetry: From the Beginnings through the First World War. Carole Gerson and Gwendolyn Davies, eds. McClelland & Stewart, 2008, pp. 312-13.
  • Teillet, Jean. The North-West Is Our Mother, Patrick Crean Editions, 2019.