Thomas Scott (Orangeman), Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Thomas Scott (Orangeman)


Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1842

Place of Birth: Ulster, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 04-Mar-1870

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Thomas Scott (Orangeman)

  • Thomas Scott (1 January 1842 – 4 March 1870) was an Irish Protestant who emigrated to Canada in 1863.
  • While working as a labourer on the "Dawson Road Project", he moved on to Winnipeg where he met John Christian Schultz and fell under the influence of the Canadian Party.
  • His political involvement in the Red River Settlement from then on led to his capture at Fort Garry where he was held hostage with others.
  • On 4 March 1870 Scott was marched out of Fort Garry's east gate and was executed on the wall by the provisional government of the Red River Settlement led by Louis Riel.Scott's execution led to the Wolseley Expedition – a military force said to be sent to protect Canada from American annexation, but widely believed to confront Louis Riel and the Métis at the Red River Settlement, authorized by Sir John A.
  • Macdonald.
  • Thomas Scott's execution highlights a time of severe conflict between settlers and the Métis in Canadian history.
  • Louis Riel's reason for killing Thomas Scott was that Thomas Scott was a racist man.
  • His execution led to Riel's exile, and to Riel's own execution for treason in 1885.

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