posted on Feb, 18 2013 @ 10:50 AM
Its my understanding that Lois Real was originally a school teacher.
He was elected to the Manitoba Legislature but never assumed his seat due to arrest warrants against him.
Much of this time was spent in the USA.
He is remembered as the father of the Province of Manitoba.
His rebellion was seen as an impetus for the completion of the Trans-Canada railroad as troops could not be transported across the Great Lakes in
winter and it was too far to march. Many sections of track, the first winter, were laid on packed snow.
He was eventually hanged by the Canadian Government.