Famous Trials

 Louis Riel Trial


 Louis Riel: A Biography
A Comic-Strip

Louis Riel addresses the jury in his 1885 treason trial in Regina.
Riel's Diary Entries
& Letters
Treason Act
& 6 Counts
Trial Transcript
Riel's Trial Statement & Renounciation
The Louis Riel Trial: An Account
by Douglas Linder (c) 2004 
As long as Canada exists, its citizens will want to read about Louis Riel because his life summarizes in a unique way the tensions of being Canadian: English versus French, native versus white, east versus west, Canadian versus American.
--Thomas Flanagan, Riel and the Rebellion: 1885 Reconsidered (Preface)
Famous Trials Homepage
Appeals and U. S. Senate Investigation
Act to Revoke Riel's Conviction
Links & Bibliography