Chapter: Hopes and Dreams

Leg Shackle Key & Jail Cell Key

"Keys that did not offer freedom"
1880s Keys used to lock Riel Leg Shackle & Jail Cell Riel leg shackle & jail cell keys


These 1880s keys were used to lock Louis Riel's leg shackle and jail cell in Regina. Both keys stayed in the Riel family for a long time until Yvonne Riel, a family descendant, gave them to Sophie Kellendonk, who donated them to the museum.