Riel

In the Wild West of Canada, the natives were restless and seeking redress for their grievances from the government in eastern Canada. Matters came to a head in 1869 as Louis Riel led a successful rebellion, forcing the government into a compromise. This resulted in the Manitoba Act and caused Louis to flee to the United States. Then again, in May of 1885, the North-West Rebellion broke out and Louis Riel returned to lead it. However, this time, the Canadian government crushed the revolt militarily, and Louis was captured to stand trial.

It is July of 1885, and over five fateful days Louis Riel must face the trial for his life on a charge of High Treason. The government has changed the venue to a location more favorable to the prosecution and brought in top lawyers to see that justice will be swift and sure. Oddly enough, this capital case only saw six jurors seated. Louis' team of attorneys is angling for an insanity defense, but the prosecution is ready to rebut those arguments.

More than the body of one man, Louis Riel, may hang in the trial's outcome. The fate of a nation is also on trial and can just as assuredly hang on the balance of justice.

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