2In the early 1870s Francois moved from Lac St. Anne to the Battle River. At the time hewas accompanied by his brother-in-law Abraham Salois and Salois’ two sons, Laurentand Gabriel. The first year after they moved the government appointed Francois to be theagent paying out Treaty money to the Indians. He did this in the area known as theLaboucane Settlement, later known as the Old Duhamel Settlement.
Laboucane Settlement or Lafournaise Settlement, Alberta:
In 1878 six brothers of theLaboucane family left White Horse Plain in Manitoba and headed west for the BattleRiver (Alberta). They were the sons of Jean Baptiste Laboucanne dit Lafournaise born1815
at St. Boniface and his wife Marguerite Gosselin born 1819
at Red River. Thebrothers were accompanied by members of the St. Germain and Poitras families. ThreeLaboucane brothers, Jean Baptiste, Gabriel and Elzéar settled on land north of the rivercrossing and the other three, Jerome, Pierre and Guillaume settled on the south side.
Todd’s Crossing, Alberta:
In the early 1870s, Donald Todd established residence on theBattle River at what became known as Todd’s Crossing. It is located on the stretch of theBattle River between the modern day cities of Wetaskiwin and Camrose. Donald Toddwas born August 4, 1855 at St. Clements, the son of William Todd (born 1823 at YorkFactory) and Sarah Jane Johnstone. In 1875, he married Suzanne Durand dit Dumont atBear’s Hill, Alberta.
Attikanik, Baptiste (or Whitefish);
concerning his deceased son Francois; claim no.:3161; address:
; born: 11 October, 1885 at
; father: Baptiste Attikanik(Métis and deponent); mother: Isabelle Cardinal (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 1236
; for her deceased brother, Joseph Cardinal; claim no. 1979; address:Moose Lake; born: 10 April, 1883 at Bears Hills; father: Pierre Cardinal (Métis); mother:Sophie Piche (Métis); died: 1890 at
; Allowed on 3320 of 1900
for his deceased children: Caroline, born: 1873 at Buffalo Lake, died:1886 at Calgary; Pierre, born: 1881 at Blackfoot Crossing, died: 1896 at
; claimno. 3434; address: Duhamel; father: Alexis Bernard (Métis and deponent); mother: MarieKa-Pa-wis (Métis); heir: their father, Alexis Bernard; scrip cert.: form F, no. 1436,Caroline; scrip cert.: form F, no. 1438, Pierre
; on behalf of her deceased brother's deceased children; Marianne, born:June, 1897, died: 1897; Sophie, born: 23 September 1871, died: 1874; Antoine, born:January 1872, died: 1874; father: Jacques Kapowis (Métis); mother: Catherine (CreeIndian); address:
claim no. 3401
; for her deceased brother, Thomas Alberta; claim no. 3400; address:
; born: 1825 at Edmonton; father: Norbert Kapawis (Métis); mother: GenevièveOkase (Métis); died: September 1870
He died circa 1876 in Smokey River, Alberta.
She died in 1887 at Duhamel, Alberta.