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Metis of the Red River

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About the Conflict that occurred between the Selkirk settlers and the Metis, could there have been any way to prevent it? Like could a peaceful solution have been found?

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    What do YOU think?

    Most conflicts can be avoided -- but someone has to give in. Did the settlers and the Metis gain or lose from this conflict?

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    The Metis won. They had to fight for their right, the leader of the settlers wasn't listening *straight*. They could have made deals or something, well they never had a government that time, maybe the government would have provided a law/rules.

    This is what I think.

    Could I hear your opinion please?

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    The settlers invaded Metis territory. It's human (and animal) nature to defend one's territory.

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    So no peaceful solution could have been found? Unless the leader of the settler wasn't so demanding right?

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    But I can't get this off of my head. Why couldn't a peaceful solution have been found?

    Just cause there was no other way to fight?

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    If they didn't fight, the Metis would have had to accept a compromise that would have been to their disadvantage.

    Some conflicts and wars are justified.

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    Oh okay. So it all depended on the individuals, if they were ready to listen, then fights would not have happened. But since they were not ready to listen, fights were bound to occur.

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    Yep.

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