Louis Riel


Louis Riel Sr Bio

Who is Louis Riel

Louis Riel Sr. was a farmer, miller, Métis leader, and the father of Louis Riel, who was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people of the Canadian Prairies.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was educated in Quebec, learning the skill of carding wool. He later joined fur trade with the Hudson's Bay Company in 1838 and was stationed at Rainy River, Ontario for several years.

Interesting Facts

In 1847, he established a small mill on his farm with the help of chief factor John Ballenden with the hope of developing a fulling mill operation in the settlement.

Personal Life

He married Julie Lagimodiere on 21 January 1840 in St-Boniface, MB. The couple had eleven children together, Louis Riel, Sara Riel, Eulalie Riel, Alexandre Riel, Marguerite Riel, Marie Riel, Octavie Riel, Joseph Riel, Charles Riel, Elie Riel, Henriette Riel, and Philomene Riel.


His contributions and works towards his nation are really impeccable. One can follow his footsteps to get success in their life.