The Trial of Louis Riel

Discussion Questions

  1. What were Riel’s grounds for calling for an acquittal?
  2. How did Riel address the question of his sanity?
  3. Why did Riel describe the Canadian government as insane?
  4. How did Riel characterize the relationship between the Canadian government and the North-West?
  5. What are some of the challenges of interpreting this document?