Red River Expedition, the military force sent to Manitoba after the transfer of the Hudson's Bay Co territory to Canada in 1870. Under Col Garnet Wolseley were 400 British regulars and 800 Ontario and Québec militiamen. The government tried to give the impression it was not a punitive expedition against Louis Riel's provisional government, but the militiamen wanted to avenge the execution of Thomas Scott. The expedition left Toronto May 1870 and reached Fort Garry on Aug 24. They found the fort deserted for Riel had fled at their approach. The British quickly returned to Ontario, leaving the militia to garrison the community. Militia harassment of Métis exacerbated already intense feelings and assaults and at least one death resulted.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Beal, Bob. "Red River Expedition". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 20 January 2017, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/red-river-expedition. Accessed 23 August 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Beal, B., Red River Expedition (2017). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/red-river-expedition
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Beal, Bob, "Red River Expedition". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 20, 2017. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/red-river-expedition
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Beal, Bob. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Red River Expedition", Last Edited January 20, 2017, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/red-river-expedition
Red River Expedition
|Article by||Bob Beal|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||June 22, 2015|