Louis Riel led the Metis in the Red River Rebellion of 1869-70 and the North-West Rebellion of 1885. He was arrested, tried, and convicted of high treason. Riel was hanged on November 16, 1885.
The Métis Nation consists of descendants of marriages of Woodland Cree, Ojibway, Saulteaux, and Menominee aboriginals to French Canadian and/or British/Celtic settlers (Wikipedia).
The library has:
Louis Riel: a Comic-Strip Biography by Chester Brown
“Brown's exploration of the life of 19th-century Canadian revolutionary Riel is a strong contender for the best graphic novel ever. Over five years in the making, Brown's work is completely realized here, from the strikingly designed two-color cover to the cream-colored paper and pristinely clear drawings. The story begins in 1869, with the sale of the independent Red River Settlement area of what's now Canada to the Canadian government. The area is inhabited by the French-speaking Métis, of mixed Indian and white ancestry, who are looked down upon by the Canadians. Riel is bilingual and becomes a de facto leader for the Red River Settlement, demanding the right for them to govern themselves within Canada. Not surprisingly, this request is denied, and the conflict is set in motion that ultimately consumes Riel's life.” (from the Publishers Weekly review)
Louis Riel with Profiles of Gabriel Dumont and Poundmaker by Robert Knight
Lord of the Plains, a novel based on the North-West Rebellion of 1885, by Alfred Silver.
The wonderful Gabriel Du Pre mysteries series by Peter Bowen celebrates the Metis heritage of Du Pre.