Tache: Oh yeah. Sixteen foot canoe. And there was no engine either them days. Therewere no engines, we had to pack everything up.Margaret: Did you ever have any canoes capsize?Tache: He had canoes, of course, that was when the Agent was on, I was a cook. I had tocook too. I had to cook and everything for the camp. It was an awful, awful job. Then youhad to interpret for the doctor separate. 'Cause I spoke the languages, all the languages allthrough here, I had to interpret the whole thing. I had to work too. Second Person: He talks Cree, Saulteaux, English, French. He.talks French as fluently ashe can English. His father and mother both spoke it. See old Angus McKay, he spokeseven languages. And I just remembered the name of that place the Gilbert Plains. That iswhere my father was born and my mother. Or, not my father, my mother.carry it.Margaret: How old were you then?Tache: I was about, oh, I wasn't very old. That is my young days I was talking about. Idone that for years. I was always out. I had to interpret for the Agent, I had to interpret for the doctor and I had to interpret for the -- of course they were both Frenchmen -- and Ihad to talk Indian, Saulteaux and I had to talk again in another language and all differentlanguages. And I knew the whole works of them. I was born with them.Margaret: Where were you born?Tache: I was born... Well, my grandfather was the first -- my mother's father, JoeOuellette [Rolette] -- was the first president(member of the legislature) in the States inMinneapolis. And that was my mother's father. And I booked that old guy. After he gotelected, I booked that old guy. My mother was telling me all about it. 'Cause there is myfather, my father wasn't a Catholic Priest. My father was a -- what do you call thesefellows now? He was a....Second Person: He was a Presbyterian. He was a Scotch Presbyterian.Tache: Oh, that's it. What?Second Person: His religion was Presbyterian. There were two churches, one wasPresbyterian and the other was Methodist.
And he is one of them two.Tache: What you call that religion now?Second Person: Methodist.