A commemorative postage stamp on Louis David Riel,
President of the Provisional Government of Saskatchewan (1885)

President of the Provisional Government of SaskatchewanIssued by Canada

Issued on Jun 19, 1970

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Red and Bright Blue

Denomination : 6 cents

Name : Louis David Riel

Born on Oct 22, 1844 at Red River Colony, Rupert’s Land, British North America

Died on 16 Nov, 1885 at Regina, Northwest Territories, Canada

About : 

  • This commemorative stamp honours Louis Riel and marks the 100th Anniversary of the year in which he reached the apex of his career. Born in St. Boniface in 1884, Riel rose to prominence during the Red River Uprising and was later instrumental in Assiniboia‘s entry into Confederation as the Province of Manitoba.
  • In 1875 Riel was banished from the country for a period of 5 years. He returned to Canada in 1884 to lead a protest against the Canadian Government. This protest became the Northwest Rebellion ending in defeat for Riel at Batoche. Riel was charged with treason, tried before a court in Regina and sentenced to hang. He was executed November 16, 1885.