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By John Louis Riel should not have been hung because he represented those who couldnt represent themselves Louis Riel was disappointed with the way the Mtis were so he took it upon himself to represent the Mtis and their rights Even though the actions that followed such as keeping the new governor out the colony was illegal and very wrong Riel risked it for the rights of the Mtis As for Thomas Scott Riel has absolutely no legal right to have him shot but Riel himself never touched a gun for that purpose He had a firing squad shoot Scott Although Riel may have ordered the squad to shoot but the men could have backed down no matter how powerful Riel seemed After the rebellion he was elected by Manitoba to sit in the House of Commons Riel went to Ottawa but was not allowed to sit as a member in the House for he was threatened by many to be shot if he appeared in the House This was the mistake of the government They should have sopped the nonsense and threats For Riel was a man of ideas He was a man who was knowledged in the government It was obvious since he formed his own government Riel would have been an asset to the Canadian government In 1884 Gabriel Dumont rode to Montana and asked Riel to defend the Mtis once again Riel returned to help the natives once more Riel was risking capture when he returned This was a very noble act on his part Instead of staying nice and safe in Montana Riel gave up his safety for the Mtis Riel decided to try an unviolent approach this time instead of starting an all out rebellion Riel and the Mtis drew up a petition and presented it to the government The petition which demanded more food and money for the natives was looked over but not acted
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