uSask Receives Louis Riel Manuscript

November 17, 2006

Yesterday, prominent media coverage was given to a brief English poem, written in Louis Riel's own hand, apparently to his jailer in the weeks prior to his hanging in 1885. University of Saskatchewan library officials were "blown away" when a woman in her late 80s approached them last year, indicating that she wished to leave it to the university in her will. Globe & Mail