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Riel House

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Riel House was actually owned by the Riel family and Louie Riel spent much time here including after his execution when his body lie in state for two days. It occupies river lot 51 which was a designation used by the Métis in laying out their house and farm lots which gave everyone access to the a river and the valuable resource of water.

The house was occupied by the decedents of Riel until 1969 when Parks Canada began to restore it to the style of the 1880's so that its historic importance is not only it's relation to Louie Riel but also as an example of houses of that period. The importance of this period and the heritage of the Métis in Manitoba is significant if one is to understand how the province has developed and become what it is today.

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