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Moose Jaw Metis Scrip Claims

Moose Jaw is located on the Moose Jaw River at the juncture with Thunder Creek situated 77 km (48 mi) west of present day Regina. Moose Jaw is adjacent to the old Fort McLeod/Fort Walsh Trail that led eastward through Whoop-Up to Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills, which was established in 1874 and became headquarters of the North West Mounted Police in 1878. The trail continued eastward to Fort QuAppelle, passing just east of Moose Jaw and north of Regina. It was a regular trade route and an overland thoroughfare connecting the outposts of the fur trade activities. Moose Jaw was originally settled as a traditional Indian fur traders camp at the turn, a narrow crossing of the river, plenty of water and game for food, made this an ideal place for settlement. It was a winter encampment for both Cree and Assiniboine nations, and there are burial grounds in the vicinity. The natural protection of the Coteau Range provided the valley with many warm breezes. The name Moose Jaw comes from a Cree name for the place, moscstani-spiy, meaning a warm place by the river. The first two syllables, mosc-, sound remarkably like moose jaw. During the fur trade era, Mtis buffalo hunters had wintering cabins in the River Valley at the turn where the fur trail from Fort Garry forged Moose Jaw Creek. Bastien, William; for his deceased daughter, Clemence; claim no. 51; address: Willow Bunch; born: May 1885, at Moose Jaw; father: William Bastien (Mtis and deponent); mother: Mary Rose Gosselin (Mtis); died: ?; heir: her father, William Bastien (deponent); scrip cert.: form F, no. 430 Blondeau, John; for his four deceased children: John, born: 1874 at Moosejaw, died: 8 August, 1874; Joseph, born: 1879 at Qu'Appelle, died: 13 July, 1879; Marie Thrse, born: 1878 at Qu'Appelle, died: 15 June, 1889; Philomne, born: 1876 at Moosejaw, died on the day of her birth; address: Qu'Appelle; father: John Blondeau (Mtis and deponent); mother: Caroline Brabant (Mtis); claim no. 521 Bourrassa, Jean Baptiste - Madeleine Pelletier, concerning her own claim as widow of Jean Baptiste Bourrassa and the claims of Rose, Baptiste, Madeleine, Patrice, and Pierre Bourrassa as heirs of Jean Baptiste Bourrassa, who is entitled to $240 scrip as heir of his deceased son Francois Bourassa - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle - Born, near Moose Jaw Mountain, North West Territories, 1856 - Father, Jean Baptiste Bourrassa, (Mtis), died intestate in October, 1882 - Mother, Madeleine Pelletier, deponent, (Mtis) - Died, Fort Qu'Appelle, July 5, 1877 - Heir - His father, Jean Baptiste Bourrassa - Children living, five - Children deceased, two, names on declaration - Claim 174 Champagne, Charles - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Willow Bunch via Moose Jaw - Born, St. Joe, June 15, 1858 - Father, Baptiste Champagne, (Mtis) Mother, Isabelle Parisien, (Mtis) - Married, 1882 at Willow Bunch to Marie Ouellette -

Children living, two, Marie Isabelle born 1883 and Adalie Rose, born 1885 - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1564 Champagne, Elise - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Batoche - Born, Moose Jaw Creek, 1854 - Father, Joseph Lafournaise, (Mtis) - Mother, Suzanne Valle, (Mtis) - Married, 1874 at Wood Mountain to Clophas Champagne - Children living, five, (names on declaration) - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1341 Delorme, Joseph; address: Nelson, British Columbia; claim no. 2084; born: 5 February, 1875 at Moose Jaw; father: Joseph Delorme (Mtis); mother: Jane Emond (Mtis); file ref. 1786989 Desnomme, Antoine; address: Touchwood; claim no. 681; born: 23 April, 1880 at Moose Jaw; father: Xavier Desnomme (Mtis); mother: Marguerite Gouin (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 522 Denomme, Marguerite - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle Born, April, 1859 at Moose Jaw Creek - Father, Xavier Denomme, (Mtis) - Mother, Marguerite Gouin, (Mtis) - Married, 1876 at Fort Qu'Appelle to William Fagnant Children living, five (names on husband's declaration) - Claim 122 Desnomme, Marguerite; for her deceased children; claim no. 474; Norbert, born: 1872 at Touchwood; died: March, 1874; Louise, born: 1874 at Swift Current; died: 10 June, 1881; Isidore, born: 1876 near Moose Jaw; died: July, 1880; address: Touchwood; father: Xavier Desnomme (Mtis); mother: Marguerite Gouin (Mtis and deponent); heir: their father: Xavier Desnomme; scrip cert.: form F, no. 88 for Norbert; scrip cert.: form F, no. 90 for Louis; scrip cert.: form F. no. 92 for Isodore Ducharme, Chrysostome; heir to his deceased son, unnamed; claim no. 964; born: 4 November, 1879 at Moose Jaw; died: 5 November, 1879 at Moose Jaw; address: Newton Siding; father: Chrysostome Ducharme (Mtis); mother: Clemence Cardinal (Mtis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 1746 Favel, Gilbert; address: Qu'Appelle; claim no. 1711; born: 12 July, 1864 at Moose Jaw; father: Benjamin Pelletier (Mtis); mother: Marie (Cree Indian); scrip for $240.00 Fisher, George - Concerning his claim as a Mtis child - Address, Fort Qu'Appelle Born, January 19, 1859 near Moose Jaw - Father, John Fischer, (Mtis) - Mother, Betsy Braband, (Mtis) - Claim 79 Fisher, Pierre - Concerning his claim as a Mtis child - Address, Indian Head, P.O. [Post Office] - Born, October 22, 1860 at Moose Jaw, North West Territories - Father, John Fisher, (Mtis) - Mother, Bethsey Brabant, (Mtis) - Scrip for $240 - Claim 78 Gervais, Marie; for her deceased children: Marie Delorme, born: 1871 near Moose Jaw; died: unknown; Flora Delorme, born: 1872 near Moose Jaw; died: unknown; address:

Pincher Creek; father: Urbain Delorme (Mtis); mother: Marie Desmarais (Mtis and deponent); heirs: Marie Gervais, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1486 and 1504 for $26.66; Marie Rose Smith, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1490 and 1508 for $26.66; Madeleine Garneau, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1492 and 1510 for $26.67; Urbain Delorme Junior, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1494 and 1514 for $26.67; Azilda Gladstone, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1496 and 1514 for $26.67; Nancy LaBoeuf, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1498 and 1516 for $26.67; Joseph Gervais, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1500 and 1518 for $26.67; Alexis Gervais scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1502 and 1520 for $26.67; claim no. 1611 Gosselin, Emelie; address: Willow Bunch; claim no. 182; born: December, 1875 at Moose Jaw; father: Louison Briere or Bruyere (Mtis); mother: Josette Berard (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 170. Hamelin, Philomene; for her deceased children: Marie Delina, born: 1877 at Winnipeg; died: May, 1878; Marie Clairisse, born: 1875 at Moose Jaw; died: May, 1878; address: File Hills; father: Antoine Hamelin (Mtis); mother: Philomene Perrault (White woman & deponent); heir: their father, Antoine Hamelin; scrip cert.: form F, no. 26, Marie Delina; scrip cert.: form F, no. 28, Marie Clairisse; claim no. 445. Houle, Antoine; heir to his deceased daughter; claim no. 1114; Marie Rose Houle; born: 1877 at Moose Jaw; died: 1878 at St. Francois Xavier; address: Fort Ellice; father: Antoine Houle (Mtis & deponent); mother: Julie Lepine (Mtis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 1779. Huntley, Mary Therese; address: Harlam, Montana; claim no. 1036; born: Dec., 1874 at Moose Jaw; father: Joseph Boyer (Mtis); mother: Marguerite Pelletier (Mtis); husband: David William Huntley; scrip cert.: form C, no. 620. Laframboise, Victoire; address: Havre, Montana; claim no. 993; born: 1872 at Moose Jaw; father: Joseph Lemire (Mtis); mother: Clemence Boyer (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 580. Laplante, Louis; address: Willow Bunch; claim no. 679; born: 1875 at Moose Jaw; father: Antoine Laplante (Mtis); mother: Josephte Roy (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 392. Larocque, Lo; address: Saskatchewan Landing; claim no. 947; born: 3 October, 1874 at Moose Jaw; father: Antoine Larocque (Mtis); mother: Rosalie Laplante (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 662. Latreille, Mose; for his deceased son, Joseph Latreille; claim no. 1158; address: Gold Edge, Montana; born: 10 August, 1877 near Moose Jaw; died: 1879 at Fort Assiniboine; father: Mose Latreille (Mtis and deponent); mother: Suzanne Morin (Mtis) Lavalle, Isabella, ne Alary; address: Clandebone Bay; claim no. 556; born: 14,February, 1874 at Moose Jaw; father: Franois Alary (Mtis); mother: Charlotte

Malaterre (Mtis); married: 1890 to Baptiste Lavalle; scrip cert.: form E, no. 3005; file ref. 949894. Lavalle, Joseph Norbert; address: Round Lake; claim no. 415; born: October, 1870 at Moose Jaw; father: Xavier Lavalle (Mtis); mother: Genevive Moran (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 190. Ledoux, Alexandre; for his deceased children; claim no. Vitaline, born: 1875 at Moose Jaw; died: 1 month old; Marie, born: 1872 or 1873 at Eagle Hills; died: 4 months old; Alexandre, born: 1870 at ?; died: 5 months old at Swift Current; father: Alexandre Ledoux (Mtis); mother: Marguerite Thomas (Mtis) Ledoux, Marguerite; for her deceased children; claim no. 1165; Vitaline, born: 1875 at Moose Jaw; died: 1 month old at Moose Jaw; Marie, born: 1872 at Saskatchewan River; died: 4 Months old at Eagle Hills; Alexander, born: 1870 at Qu'Appelle; died : 5 months old at Swift Current; address: Swift Current; father: Alexander Ledoux (Mtis); mother: Marguerite Thomas (Mtis and deponent); heir: their father, Alexandre Ledoux; 240 acres each for Alexander and Marie; file ref. 337387. L'Esperance, Arthur; heir to his deceased wife, Adele L'Esperanc; claim no. 699; address: Carman; born: Spring, 1874 at Moose Jaw; died: 22 Dec., 1898 at Newton Siding; father: Patrice Belhumeur (Mtis); mother: Julie Robert (Mtis); married: 1894 May 27 to Arthur L'Esperance; deponent; scrip cert.: form F, no. 1984. Lemire, Francois; address: Qu'Appelle; claim no. 1252; born: July, 1864 near Moose Jaw; father: Pierre Lemire (Mtis); mother: Therese Pelletier (Mtis); scrip for $240.00. McGillis, William John; address: Wood Mountain; for his unnamed deceased son; born: Summer, 1885 at Moose Jaw; died: 1 hour after birth; father: William John McGillis (Mtis and deponent); mother: Marie Rose Ouellette (Mtis); claim no. 1269. McKay, Joseph; address: Medicine Hat; born: 15 April, 1872 between Moose Jaw; and Fort Qu'Appelle; father: Alexandre McKay (Mtis); mother: Virginie Larocque (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 750; claim no. 1242. McKay, Leonard; for his living children: Philomene, born: 1873 near Moose Jaw; Napoleon, born: 1881 at Cypress Hills; address: Lariette, North Dakota; father: Leonard McKay (Mtis and deponent); mother: Sara Lambert (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, nos. 224 and 228; claim no. 466. Nabess, Charles; for his deceased daughter, Julia Nabess; address: Moose Jaw; born: 13 December, 1881 at Pelly; died: 7 weeks old at Pelly; father: Charles Nabess (Mtis and deponent); mother: Julia Elizabeth Favel (Mtis); claim no. 1246.

Nabess, Charles; for his deceased daughter, Harriet Jane Nabess; address: Moose Jaw; born: 20 June, 1885 at Pelly; died: July, 1901 at St. Boniface Convent; father: Charles Nabess (Mtis and deponent); mother: Julia Elizabeth Favel (Mtis); claim no. 1252. Nabess, Charles; for his minor son, Richard Nabess; address: Moose Jaw; born: 29 November, 1883 at Fort Pelly; father: Charles Nabess (Mtis and deponent); mother: Julia Elizabeth Favel (Mtis); claim no. 1253. Nabess, Charles; for his living son, Joseph Charles Nabess; address: Moose Jaw; born: 1 January, 1884 at Fort Pelly; father: Charles Nabess (Mtis and deponent); mother: Julia Elizabeth Pavel (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 4 exchanged for scrip nos. A0059, 160 acres (S.W. 1/4 36-8-15-W2); A1559, 80 acres (M 1/2 of H.W. 1/4; 36-8-15-W2); claim no. 2. Nabess, Philomene; address: Moose Jaw; born: 16 December, 1877 at Fort Qu'Appelle; father: Carbert St. Denis (Mtis); mother: Cecile Laviolette (Mtis); husband: Charles Nabess; scrip cert.: form E, no. 6; claim no. 3. Nabes, Pierre; for his deceased daughter, Marie Nabes; address: Moose Jaw; born: 3 November, 1882 at Rabbit Point; died: 2 hours old; father: Pierre Nabes (Mtis and deponent); mother: Suzan Richard (Mtis); claim no. 1266. Nabes, Pierre; for his deceased son, Simeon Nabes; address: Moose Jaw; born: 10 October, 1880 at Rabbit Point; died: 1 month old at Rabbit Point; father: Pierre Nabes (Mtis and deponent); mother: Suzan Richard (Mtis); claim no. 1265. Okanase, Pierre or Okanens or Desjarlais; heir to his deceased children: Pierriche, born: 1865 at Pile of Bones; died: February, 1881; Josette, born: 1870 at Moose Jaw; died: 1889; address: St. Paul de Metis; father: Pierre Okanase (Mtis and deponent); mother: Jostte Marron (Mtis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 746, Jostte disallowed to Pierriche; claim no. 2057. Piche, Zachray; address: Willow Bunch; born: 11 April, 1875 at Moose Jaw Creek; father: Louison Piche (Mtis); mother: Cecile Desmarais (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 130; claim no. 138. Racette, Pierre; address: Le Bret; born: 12 August, 1877 at Moose Jaw; father: Charles Racette (Mtis); mother: Catherine Desnomme (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 542; file ref. 731159; claim no. 712. St. Denis, Josette; for her deceased daughter, Caroline Laplante; address: Willow Bunch; born: December, 1872 at Moose Jaw; died: 1887; father: Antoine Laplante (deceased Mtis); mother: Josette Roy (Mtis and deponent); heirs: Josette St. Denis, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3233; for $40.00; Joseph Laplante, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3234 for 40.00; Louis Laplante (cancelled); Isidore St. Denis, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3235 for $40.00;

Jane St. Denis, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3236 for $40.00; Patrice St. Denis, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3237 for $40.00; Ref 892108; claim no. 77. Sansregret, Louis; address: Moose Jaw; born: 21 March, 1875 at Fort Qu'Appelle; father: Mathias Sansregret (Mtis); mother: Marie Desjarlais (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 2; claim no. 1. Snow, Alice Maude Mary; address: Moose Jaw; born: 10 November, 1881 at St. Catherines; father: Richard Mair (Canadian); mother: Mary Elizabeth Sayer (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 267 for $240.00; claim no. 183. Swain, Pauline; address: Moose Jaw, Assiniboine; born: 15 September, 1873 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: Alex Swain (Mtis); mother: Felicite Pelletier (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 8; claim no. 4. Trottier, Jean Marie or Fayant; address: Swift Current; born: February, 1872 at Moose Jaw; father: John Baptiste Trottier (Mtis); mother: Rose McGillis (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 542; claim no. 943.