mardi, septembre 25, 2007

LA BOÎTE
THE BOX

Oui.... j'ai finalement ouvert la boîte... Sur les photos du message précédent, il y a une cigarette. Elle était probablement à l'intérieur de la boîte... Et le "donnateur" a aussi mis des allumettes. Je ne sais pas si le fantôme de Louis Riel fume toujours.... :) La dernière cigarette du condamné, peut-être. Je crois connaître aussi la signification des autres objets, mais je n'émets évidemment que des hypothèses. La corde, pour la pendaison. Le crayon pour écrire le fameux testament. Et la tresse de chanvre représente peut-être la nation métisse... Il y a aussi une croix de bois et des objets divers dans le coin supérieur droit. J'ai cru voir quelques sous, mais je n'ai pas osé trop déplacer les choses... La personne qui a mis là cette offrande avait certainement une grande admiration pour Louis Riel... Je trouve ce trésor très émouvant!
Yes...I finally opened the box... On the previous post, there is a cigarette just beside the treasure. It was probably inside it. And the person who put it there has also put some matches. I don't know if Riel as a ghost still smokes... :) The last cigarette of a convict, maybe.... I think I also know the signification of the other objects, but I only make some hypothesis. The rope for the hanging. The pencil to write his will. The hemp braid could be the symbol of Metis Nation. There is also a wooden cross and some other things in the right corner. I think there are a few cents, but I did not want to move the objects too much... The person who had put there this offering must have had a great admiration for Louis Riel... I personnaly found it really touching!



Et cet écusson est l'emblème du Lieutenent-Gouverneur du Manitoba. L'honorable Sir Adams George Archibald avait en 1871, rencontré les 200 Métis de Saint-Boniface (dont Riel) qui répondent à son appel ce qui lui vaut de perdre le soutien de la population anglaise de la Colonie de la Rivière-Rouge et le force à démissioner en 1872.
This pin is the heraldry of Lt-Governor of Manitoba. In 1871, The Honourable Sir Adam George Archibald had a meeting with 200 Metis from St. Boniface who responded to this call, one of whom was Riel . This meeting lost him the support of the English populace of Red River, prompting his resignation in 1872.

12 commentaires:

CanadianSwiss a dit…

Quelle belle offrande! C'est une triste histoire, mais heureusement, Louis Riel est maintenant honoré pour son courage.

Anonyme a dit…

Wow!
Ce blogue devient très profond.
j'ai hâte que tu écrives sur l'unité canadienne.

Scully

P.S. j'ai obtenu la citoyenneté canadienne et je parle maintenant le français sans accent (le pauvre Mulder ne veut rien savoir des cours d'inmnersion gratuits offerts aux immigrants états-uniens).

La vérité est ici! Vive le canada libre

Anonymous a dit…

Goodness! I would have never guessed all that! What a find :)

nanuk a dit…

Hmmm - I think the matches are a reference to Sir John A. MacDonald, who was prime minister at the time of Riel's uprising.

merlinprincesse a dit…

Oui, Sandra... Mais un peu tard...

Dana! Je ne fais qu'énumérer des faits.... Pas de politique ici SVP.... *Vive le Québec Libre* Mwhahhahahaha! ;o)

Anon.... I'm asking myself if it could be just a hoax... Well...

Yes! You're right! I never noticed that, Nanuk! :)

Lavender a dit…

Fascinating! Far out, even! Im now extremely curious about the person who assembled this offering - as Im sure we all are. Very cool and unusual stuff Merlinprincesse, Thanks for opening it and blogging it too..it really makes you think!

merlinprincesse a dit…

You're welcome, Lavender! :) I guess we'll never know who was that person... :(

Perriette a dit…

You snoop! heheeeee I would be very curious, also. If you went to New Orleans and bothered any of the gifts left at the tomb of Marie Laveau, though, you'd better watch your back...and front...and sides...and never close your eyes...and...oh, just don't do it!

merlinprincesse a dit…

Marie Laveau? I don't know her.... Will have to google... :)

merlinprincesse a dit…

OMG!!!! I'm not in the voodoo thing at all!!!! *hiding all my little dolls*.... ;o)

Ces a dit…

This is great MP. It's a good thing it was not a voodoo box. Very sentimental offering.

merlinprincesse a dit…

I have never told the story to my mom so last week, I did. She said that I have had my accident at the end of the trip because I have opened the box and I have touch the hanging rope and it was bad luck...Hhehehe. I found it really really funny! :)