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Gabriel Dumont Sr (b. 1795)

Gabriel Dumont Sr (b. 1795)

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Profile of Alberta Metis buffalo hunt leader Gabriel "Iacaste" Dumont.
Profile of Alberta Metis buffalo hunt leader Gabriel "Iacaste" Dumont.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Jun 17, 2011
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Gabriel “Iacaste” Dumont Sr.
(1795-1880)Gabriel “Iacaste” Dumont was the son of Jean Baptiste Dumont (b. 1760) and JosephteSarcee (b. 1765) His father was a Montreal fur trader who worked on contract for theHBC.
Gabriel died in 1880 in Battle River, Alberta. On July 14, 1842 in Battle River,Gabriel was married to Susanne Lussier, the daughter of Francois Lussier and a Metiswoman. She had first been married to Francis Bouvette. Gabriel’s brother Jean Baptiste“Sha-how-tow” Dumont. (1805-1884) was one of the nine Metis leaders selected torepresent the Pembina Metis community in treaty negotiations with Governor Ramsey in1851. His brother Isidore “Ekapow” Dumont (b. 1810) lead the peace negotiations withthe Dakota held at Devil’s Lake in 1862.Gabriel Dumont Sr. (1795-1880) and his extended kin group of bison hunters establishedLac St. Anne west of Edmonton. In the 1850s there were well over 200 Metis living atthis location. Lac St. Anne, known as Manitou Sakahigan to the Metis and Indians, is thesite of an annual Metis religious pilgrimage. The lake is located about 45 miles northwestof the city of Edmonton. In 1841, Alexis Piché Sr., a Metis who lived in the area, traveledto St. Boniface to ask that priests be sent to live among them. Even though priests werescarce bishop Provencher sent Father Jean-Baptiste Thibault who was a Cree speaker tocheck things out. Gabriel Dumont Sr., the uncle of Gabriel Dumont of Batoche fame,guided him to Lac St. Anne.
Francois Gabriel DUMONT b: 1822 in Edmonton House, NWT , Married: 26NOV 1849 in Lac Ste. Anne to Nancy Anne GLADU b: 1834 in Slave Lake.
Jacques (Jacob) Elzear DUMONT b: 1830. Married Marie Anne BRUNEAU b: 1JAN 1834 in Lac La Biche, NWT, on 23 JUL 1850 in Lac Ste Anne, Fort desPrairie, NWT.
Jean Baptiste DUMONT b: 1833. Married Isabelle GRAY b: ABT 1835, circa1852.
Angelique DUMONT b: 1835. Married Antoine PLANTE b: 1830 in Pembina,North Dakota, USA, married in 1855.
Angele DUMONT b: 1837, Married first to Benjamin VANDAL b: ABT 1832Married second to Louison Dit Montagnais BRUNEAU b: JAN 1831 in Lac LaBiche Mission, NWT, on 28 MAR 1853 in Lac St Anne, NWT.
Alexis DUMONT b: 1839. Married Betsy ROWLAND b: ABT 1840 Marriedon 9 NOV 1857 in Lac St Anne, Alberta.

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