19th Century Handcuffs- Museum of History, Canada


Excerpt- At first glance, there seems nothing particularly remarkable about this artifact — a pair of standard handcuffs from the late 19th century. But these particular handcuffs are associated with a critical and divisive episode in Canadian history: they were used to restrain Métis leader Louis Riel immediately before his hanging in Regina on November 16, 1885.

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