November 2, 1869
Nov 2, 1869 - With 120 men, Louis Riel occupied Fort Garry in the Red River Colony to block the transfer of the Northwest from the HBC to Canada. The insurrection resulted in the formation of the new province of Manitoba but Riel was exiled.
"My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back."
The Canadians: Gabriel Dumont - Historica Canada 47:12