|Louis David Riel|
|Member of Parliament
|Preceded by||George-Étienne Cartier|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Bannatyne|
|Born||22 October 1844
Red River Colony, Rupert's Land
|Died||16 November 1885 (aged 41)
Regina, District of Assiniboia
|Spouse(s)||Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur (1881–1885)|
Louis David Riel (22 October 1844 – 16 November 1885, pronounced /ˈluːi riːˈɛl/ in English) was a Canadian politician. He founded the province of Manitoba and was a leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies. He led two resistance movements against the Canadian government and its first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. Riel tried to preserve Métis rights and culture. He is regarded by many as a Canadian folk hero today.
- "Louis Riel". A database of materials held by the University of Saskatchewan Libraries and the University Archives. http://library2.usask.ca/northwest/background/riel.htm. Retrieved 2007-09-23.