French Residents Laud his Exploits during the 1885 rebellion
On October 5, 1886, the New York Times reported that a celebration was held in New York City for the visiting Metis hero, Gabriel Dumont.
During the celebration, Dumont was presented with a medal as a token of admiration for his bravery. The medal was adorned with ribbons and bars, including references to his battles at Duck Lake, Fish Creek, and Batoche.
Dumont thanked his hosts and discussed the struggle of the Metis people for their rights to their lands, and made disparaging remarks about the prowess of the English troops - exclaiming that he could have done much better if he had another 200 soldiers during his battles.