Scott, Thomas

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.