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Gabriel Dumont Speaks free pdf In 1903, eighteen years after leading the Metis Army against the Northwest Expeditionary Force and the Northwest Mounted at Fish Creek, Duck Lake, and Batoche, Louis Riel's Adjutant General Gabriel Dumont dictated his memoirs to a group of friends, one of whom wrote Dumont's stories out in longhand during that epic meeting. This manuscript languished unpublished until its discovery by Michael Barnholden in 1971. Translated into English, it offers us a rare opportunity to view one of the central events in the history of the Metis through the eyes of one of their key heroes with the conviction, drama, and suspense that only a tradition of oral history can deliver.

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Gabriel Dumont Gabriel Dumont was born in what is now Winnipeg in 1837 or 1838. His youth was spent following the hunt and learning the skills associated with that nomadic way of life, and becoming conversant with the languages of the Nations of the prairies and the Rocky Mountains: the Cree, Blackfoot, Sioux and Crow. At the time Gabriel was elected chief in 1863, the Dumont band was using the Batoche area as a winter camp, and by 1868 they settled there permanently. As head of the band, he presided over the hunt, negotiated peace treaties and formed alliances with other prairie nations. As more settlers took up homesteads, commercial activity grew, the territorial government became increasingly active, and Dumont's leadership took on a political and diplomatic role, culminating in his election as president of the St. Laurent council in December 1873. During the "Metis Rebellion" of 1885, Louis Riel appointed Gabriel Dumont as Adjutant General of the new free and independent Metis nation of the Northwest. Michael Barnholden Michael Barnholden holds a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Sciences from Simon Fraser University and is associate director of Humanities 101 at the University of British Columbia. A member of the board of the Kootenay School of Writing, managing editor of the literary magazine West Coast LINE, Barnholden is the author of several books of poetry and non-fiction, including Reading the Riot Act (Anvil Press, 2005) and Circumstances Alter Photographs (Talonbooks 2009).

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Author : Michael Barnholden
Publisher : Talon Books,Canada
Data Published : 15 December 2009
ISBN : 0889226253
EAN : 9780889226258
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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