Louis Riel has been called many things such as a prophet, scoundrel, and saint or visionary. Catholic clergy declared him a radical and unstable heretic. Bishop Alexandré Antonin Taché, quoted, said Reil was "brain dead-, this concludes that Louis Riel was a mad man; a traitor to the government of Canada, as well as an unfit leader. His actions have changed history. Having led the Metis, who were as mad and violent as he was, Reil tried to establish an illegal provincial government, but failed. Reil was forced to leave Manitoba and flee to the U.S. In this dire state, Louis Reil fell into a deep depression; he also had many insanity phases, and suffered from a split personality. He tried to let the people of Canada take notice of the Metis beliefs and rights. Unfortunately, having acted in numerous violent ways, in addition to his many precarious actions to accomplish this task, he had lost all support within the religious community. Louis Riel had condemned the Metis. .
Louis Riel was insane, a mad man, trying to achieve a Metis nation and a new revised Catholic Church, which he was incapable of completing. Louis Riel was banished to the US for five years, for giving the government of Canada a list of rights, which was rather undemocratic. Reil was cut of from his people, causing him to fall into a profound depression. Furthermore, Reil suffered from a split personality, which was the result of a vision he had, where a spirit had called him "David-. Henceforth, Reil began to think of himself as David from the bible, and a prophet sent by God. He thought this because David had two characteristics that deeply reflected on Reil; David was both an exile, and a leader. Reil began to publicly talk about encounters with "the Devine Spirit-, thinking his mandate was to create a new Metis nation.
Louis Riel (with proven evidence,) had anger problems. This example supports the cause that Reil executed people without real trials; if Louis Riel did not agree with the person, or just plain didn't like them; under false pretense he would execute them.