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Jean Baptiste Rocheleau (b. 1824)

Jean Baptiste Rocheleau (b. 1824)

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Profile of Resistance activist Jean Baptiste Rocheleau.
Profile of Resistance activist Jean Baptiste Rocheleau.

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Jean Baptiste Rocheleau
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(b. 1824)Baptiste Rocheleau also known as Rochelot was born at Red River, the son of Guillaume Rocheleau
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and Marie Adam. He married Marie Anne Carriere. He was amember of Captain William Fidler’s company, one of the 19
dizaines
led by GabrielDumont during the 1885 Metis Resistance. His sons, Jean Baptiste Jr. and Modeste also participated in the Resistance.Father Fourmond states:Avril le 25, la journée commence par une bordée de neige. Vers 8½ hrs.; visite:arrive du champ de bataille un veillard à tête chauve. C'était le vieux Rochelot-Iltenait dans sa main le fameux Christ sans croix; il donna plus de détails que nousn'en avions reçus au sujet du combat - Comment les Métis s'étaient retirés dans lacoulée et abrités par les buisson d'où on ne put les chasser; il nomma les 3 tués: leVieux Vermette, St-Pierre Parenteau, jr., de St-Laurent, marié depuis un anseulement et un petit Trottier - Les soldats se retirent fort maltraités; la bataille avaitduré 9 heures - Il nous dit que les Métis, cachés au fond de la coulée, avaientconsertout le temps un sang-froid admirable, fumant la pipe, s'encourageant,conversant et d'autres dormant au bruit du canon (Frs Tourond) et sitôt que paraissaitquelqu'un à portée de fusil, ils tiraient presque à coup sûr - On amena les blessésdans l'après-midi, 3 wagons pour les chercher sont partis de Batoche vers 10 heures.
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Rocheleau was arrested on May 19, 1885, charged with treason felony and onAugust 14, 1885 at Regina received a conditional discharge prison sentence becauseof his participation in the 1885 Resistance. In his testimony of August 13, 1885 at theRegina trial Father Alexis Andre says:
 
Baptiste Rocheleau, who is generally known as Old Man Rocheleau, is nearlyseventy years old (sic). He was always a hard-working peaceable man. He has afamily of a wife and four children and was entirely opposed to Riel’s proceedings.He refused to fight or do anything wrong, and was like the last two named placedto watch the prisoners and compelled, through fear to remain in camp. He speaksEnglish a little and proved useful and a friend to the prisoners. (CSP, 1886, Vol.13, p. 385)Baptiste went insane after his release from prison and died soon thereafter 
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A signator of Gabriel Dumont’s petition (dated St. Antoine de Padoue, 4
th
September, 1882) to the Prime Minister for a survey andland grants.
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Guillaume Rocheleau held HBC lot 816 at Red River.
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Cloutier, op. cit. Vol. 1, p. 51 (Payment).
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