This biography of Louis Riel is a high-interest, low-vocabulary book for adolescents and adults with limited literacy skills. Louis Riel (1844-1885) helped win some rights for the Metis during the 1800s. Accused of murder, Riel fled to the U.S. and built a life in Montana. Upon his return to Canada, Riel continued to fight for Metis rights. He was found guilty of treason in a court of law and hanged for treason. Many today consider him a hero.