Thomas Scott, adventurer (b at Clandeboye, Ire c 1842; d at Red River Colony, Man 4 Mar 1870). Immigrating to Canada in 1863, Scott was "a violent and boisterous" individual with Protestant and Orange sympathies. He drifted to the RED RIVER COLONY
in 1869. Captured and imprisoned several times by the Métis, he was court-martialled and executed with Louis RIEL's
approval; he became an anglophone-Protestant martyr and his execution became a symbol of Métis hostility to Ontario.
Execution of Thomas Scott
Protestant Orangeman Thomas Scott is executed on orders from Louis Riel (from the Illustrated Canadian News, April 23, 1870/Glenbow Collection).
Links to Other Sites
Watch the Heritage Minute about legendary Métis leader Louis Riel from the Historica-Dominion Institute. See also related online learning resources.