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Petit Point du Chenes now Lorette, Manitoba,.

Petit Point du Chenes now Lorette, Manitoba,.

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The historic Metis community of Petit Point du Chenes, Manitoba.
The historic Metis community of Petit Point du Chenes, Manitoba.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on May 17, 2013
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Petit Point du Chenes now Lorette, Manitoba:
Lorette, 26 km south-east of Winnipeg, was settled in the 1850s by Metis from St.Boniface, St. Norbert and St. Vital. It was first known as Petit Point des Chênes and wassettled by Metis farmers, freighters traders and buffalo hunters. The majority of theresidents were voyageurs and hunters whose cattle grazed along the Seine River. The first baptisms were performed there in 1870. The first families to settle there were, FrancoisBéreau, Toussaint Vaudry, Romain and Elzear Lagimodiere, Andre Gaudry, MaximeDumais, Norbert Landry, Collin McDougall, and Francois Flamand. The name wasapparently changed by Bishop Taché to honour a priest in France who had made aconsiderable gift to the St. Boniface Cathedral.McDougall Family home in Lorette.1

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