Batoche, SK

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The Battle of Batoche lasted three days. During the first two, the Métis, reinforced by a few Aboriginals, harassed the troop using their familiarity with the terrain. But their ammunition ran out and the cannon fire caused several casualties; they could not resist the assault on the third day. Less than 300 rebels could not compete with more than 900 well-equipped soldiers. The battle claimed a total of 25 lives. Gabriel Dumont and some of the rebels fled to the United States. Louis Riel was taken prisoner shortly afterwards, tried, sentenced to death and executed.

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