One (1) MNH SINGLE STAMP in title from the 2019 Canada Post Red River Resistance Issue
2019 Red River Resistance Issue
Getthis SINGLE STAMPfrom a booklet of 10 PermanentTMdomestic rate stamps marks the Red River Resistance of 1869-70, a defining moment in the history of Manitoba, the Métis people and Canada.
The Red River Resistance began as an assertion of Métis land and cultural rights at a time when the Canadian government was purchasing their traditional lands. Supporters formed a provisional government and, under the leadership of Louis Riel, negotiated with the Canadian government. The Métis’ “Bill of Rights,” outlining their terms for joining Confederation, formed the basis of theManitoba Act, which made Manitoba Canada’s fifth province on July 15, 1870.
The stamp illustration, by Gérard DuBois, is based on two historical works: a lithograph of Fort Garry by Henry James Warre (1848) and a photograph of Louis Riel and his provisional government councillors (1870).