Gabriel Dumont
Late 20th - Early 21st Century
17.00 in HIGH x 11.00 in WIDE
(43.18 cm HIGH x 27.94 cm WIDE)
All Of Us Or None Archive. Gift of the Rossman Family.

Bottom of poster: "art | www.campesinocllective.org poster info | www.justseeds.org" | Bottom right of poster: "We are the Otipemisiwak --the Free People!".

Poster is printed on white paper. Poster has a red pixeLated background with black images and white text. In the background is a black image of a man with an infinity symbol on his forehead. Superimposed over the image is white text that reads: "gabriel dumont / and the Metis Resistance of 1869-1970 & 1885". Below this text are two columns of text that reads: "For the Metis of North / America, the political and / spiritual resistance of / gabriel Dumont stands / against the Euro-Cana- / dian expansion emerging / from Ottawa. / As the Canadian Pacific / Railway headed into the / Native lands of the / Upper great Lakes / and the Western / Prairie, the traditional / liefways of the Metis / people were attacked. / As a 'leader; in the Great / Buffalo Hunts, Dumont used / advanced Guerilla tactics on / various struggles of the / Metis. / With the passing of the / Dominion Lands Acts of / 1872, Euro-Canadian / settlers began m,oving / enmass to the Cana- / dian West. / OIn the same year, Dumont / was elected 'president' of / his community, Batoche, / Saskatchewan. / During the 1885 / Resistance, Dumont / led 'his people' into / battle against the / encroaching poli- / cies and armiers of / the Dominion / of Canada.". At the Bottom of the poster is additional white text that reads: "celebrate peoples' history".
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