Gabriel Dumont

Politician

1837 – 1906

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Who was Gabriel Dumont?

Gabriel Dumont was a leader of the Métis people of what is now Western Canada. In 1873 Dumont was elected to the presidency of the short-lived republic of St. Laurent; afterward he continued to play a leading role among the Métis of the South Saskatchewan River. He played a critical role in bringing Louis Riel back to Canada, in order to pressure the Canadian authorities to pay attention to the troubles of the Métis people. He was adjutant general in the provisional Métis government declared in the District of Saskatchewan in 1885, and commanded the Métis forces in the North-West Rebellion or North West Resistance of 1885.

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Born
Dec 1, 1837
Red River Colony
Ethnicity
  • Métis people
Nationality
  • Canada
Died
May 19, 1906

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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