This week at ABC Wednesday, R is the letter of the week.
R is for Louis Riel, as well as the Red River settlement and Regina, Saskatchewan which figure in Riel's story
Louis Riel has always been a controversial figure in Canadian history. He was born in the Red River settlement of what is now Manitoba, in 1844.
He became the spiritual and political leader of the Metis and in 1885 would lead a second rebellion against the Canadian government. He was captured and stood trial in Regina for treason. Judge Richardson sentenced him to death and he was hanged on Nov. 16, 1885.
Check here and here for much more info on this Canadian hero.