Onion Lake Applications for Metis Scrip
Onion Lake is located on the Alberta/Saskatchewan border about 50 km (31 mi) north of the Cit of Llominister! "he #alf$%reed Commissioners& 'arcisse O! Cot& !C! and Samuel *cLeod (for the +istrict of Sask!) ,isited Onion Lake '-"& in *arch 1.00 to take *etis Scri alications! "he Onion Lake Cree band oined "reat 2 on Setember .& 142 at ort itt& Saskatchewan! At the time of si6nin6& the band did not ha,e a chief and band councilor& *akaoo& was aointed to si6n! *akaoo and his eole settled near a lake that came to be known as Onion Lake! *an Le6ends e7ist in relation to the namin6 of the lake! One stor relates the name to wild onions 6rowin6 in abundance around the lake! 8"he name came from a lake in the middle of the reser,e9 the lake in turn 6ot its name from the onions as a sort of srin6 tonic after a winter of moose& deer& and buffalo meat!: (
What’s In A Name,
;!"! <ussel& 1.1)! ollowin6 the si6nin6 of "reat 2 in 142& Seekaskootch
became chief! #e articiated in the sur,ein6 of
Seekaskootch <eser,e& which established in 1. northwest of ort itt! Seekaskootch was killed in the 15 <esistance at Steele 'arrows while attemtin6 to make eace! #e was unarmed at his death!Seekashootch and -eemisticooseahwis (*akaoo) bands amal6amated on =anuar 12& 1.1> and became the Onion Lake %and! #istoricall& band members made their li,in6 at ranchin6 huntin6& train6& and fishin6! Onion Lake is the lar6est "reat Land ;ntitlement <eser,e in Saskatchewan! %erland& Antoine9 address? Onion Lake& Saskatchewan9 claim no! 10.09 born? 1@ at *oose Lake& Saskatchewan9 father? =acues %erland (*tis)9 mother? 'anc Bodin (*tis)9 scri cert!? form C& no! 1413 for @>0!00%erland& LiDette9 address? *oose Lake& Saskatchewan9 claim no! 1049 born? Srin6& 1> at Onion Lake9 father? =acues %erland (*tis)9 mother? 'anc Bodin (*tis)9 scri cert!? form C& no! 1405 for @>0!00 %oudreau& *ar6ret9 address? St! aul des *etis9 claim no! @0309 born? eb! 1> at Onion Lake9 father? ierre %oudreau (*tis)9 mother? *ar6ret *oen (*tis)9 scri cert!? form C& no! 110 E %oudreau& *ar6ret9 rsidence? Saint aul des *tis9 no de rclamation @0309 ne? en f,rier 1> F Onion Lake9 Gre? ierre %oudreau (*tis)9 mGre? *ar6ret *oen (*tisse)9 certificat? formulaire C& no 110!+esarlais& Hsabella9 address? Lac la %iche9 claim no! @3>59 born? 14 at Onion Lake9 father? =ohn "homson (*tis)9 mother? <osalie Ak$a$mas (*tis)
Also known as %lood from Cut Arm and %ras Coue9 he has been described as a *etis who had lu7uriant black hair!