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Cypress Hills Metis Hunting Brigade

Petition of 1878 for a Metis Reserve


History of the Cypress Hills Hunting Brigade
The Petition of 1878
Biographies of the Petitioners
An Occasional Paper of the Louis Riel Institute
by Lawrence Barkwell
Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research
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Cypress Hills Metis Hunting Brigade History
In #%&%' the Half(Breeds li)ing in the )icinity of Cypress Hills petitioned the go)ern*ent
for their own reser)e+ ,his is a petition re-uested a re(opening of the buffalo hunt
between .o)e*ber #$
th
and /ebruary#0th each year and the granting of Metis 1reser)e2
land+ ,he re-uest was for a strip of land #0" *iles long along the A*erican border
beginning where the Pe*bina Ri)er crosses the border' running west for #0" *iles into
3askatchewan+ ,his strip was to be fifty *iles fro* south to north+ ,he petition did not
recei)e a fa)ourable response+
At the ti*e this petition was *ade for a reser)e' south of the border' the ,urtle Mountain
Chippewa(Cree and Metis still did not ha)e an agree*ent for their land base in .orth
4akota+ ,he #%56 Old Crossing ,reaty had dealt with land belonging to the Pe*bina
Chippewa east of the Red Ri)er+ As settlers *o)ed into the 4akota ,erritory they
beca*e *ore an7ious about their land+ In #%%! this was still an issue for the* and Chief
Little 3hell and 0"" Metis had *ade an effort to get the settlers out of the ,urtle
Mountain area+ It is noteworthy that a large nu*ber of Little 3hell Band *e*bers' and
councillors to Chief Little 3hell were part of this hunting band and sighned the petition+
Although the Metis in the 1postage sta*p2 pro)ince of Manitoba were to recei)e land for
the*sel)es and their children' this distribution had only 8ust begun+ ,here was now a
*o)e*ent and nu*erous petitions to secure Metis lands in the .orth 9est ,erritories+
3i*ilarly the 3aulteau7' Cree' .akota and Metis buffalo hunters had been regularly
gathering along the border at Cypress Hills then following the herds along the Milk Ri)er
and down into the udith Basin of Montana+ ,hese groups wanted a reser)e in the
Cypress Hills area but the go)ern*ent wanted to *o)e the* off the border and up to the
:u;Appelle <alley+ Although the treaties had been signed by *any groups their reser)e
lands had not been selected+
,his *eeting and petition was one of the last great asse*blies of the Nehiyaw Pwat
=literally Plains Cree(.akota> alliance which was also known as the Iron Alliance+ ,his
was an historic polyethnic group co*prised of Plains Cree' Plains O8ibwa =Chippewa>'
Metis' and Assiniboine =.akoda or 3toney> peoples+
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,he Chippewa?3aulteau7' Cree' .akota and Metis buffalo hunters had been regularly
hunting fro* the big bend of the 3ouris Ri)er down through the @rand Coteau
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to the
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,he people in this group were associated with the following bands' *ost of which were polyethnic in
co*positionA Pe*bina Band' Little 3hell Band' ,urtle Mountain Band' 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier =3aulteau7
<illage> Band' .akawiniuk =9ilkie;s> Band' L;Ous /ou =or CraCy Bear> Band' Canoe Band =.akoda>' /our
Claws =@ordon> Band' .ekaneet Band' Carry the Dettle Band' Rocky Boy Band' Montana Band'
Muscowe-uan Band' Beardy;s Band' Carlton 3tragglers Band' Peta-uakey Band =Muskeg Lake>'
Mistawasis Band' 4u*ont Band' Big Bear Band' Red 3tone Band' Maski Pitonew Band' Bobtail =Piche>
Band' the Moose Mountain group of 9hite Bear Band' 3triped Blanket Band and Prison 4ru* Band' and
the Crooked Lakes group of Cowessess Band' Ochapowace Band' Dahkewistahow Band and 3aki*ay
Band+
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Eighteen people who were present at the Battle of the @rand Coteau in #%0# signed this
petition' including ean Baptiste 1Che(*a(*a2 /alcon =b+ #%!5> the Hunting Brigade
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Missouri Ri)er and as the buffalo di*inished' gathering along the border at Cypress Hills
then following the herds along the Milk Ri)er' Missouri Ri)er' and down into the udith
Basin of Montana+ ,hese groups wanted a reser)e in the Cypress Hills area but the
go)ern*ent wanted to *o)e the* off the border and up to the :u;Appelle <alley+
Although the treaties had been signed by *any groups their reser)e lands had not been
selected+
Catch*ent Area of the .ehiyaw Pwat and Metis Hunting in the Cypress Hills
A nu*ber of the Cypress Hills Hunting Brigade were present at the Battle of the @rand
Coteau in #%0#+
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,hese *en areA
leader at @rand Coteau+
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,his battle took place between a Metis buffalo hunting party fro* 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier' led by ean
Baptiste /alcon and the Cut Head =Pabaksa> Ganktonai =Ihanktonwanna>' 4akota' led by Chief Medicine
=3acred> Bear' on uly #0 to #5' #%0#+
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Pascal Breland =b+ #%##>
Patrice Breland =b+ #%6&>
,ho*as Breland =b+ #%6!>
ean Baptiste 1Che(*a(*a2 /alcon =b+ #%!5> Brigade leader at @rand Coteau+
Louis 1Mar(yar*(*ons2 Lafra*boise =b+ #%$!>' with his parents+
Augustin Lafra*boise =b+ #%$$>' with his parents+
@abriel Le)eille =b+ #%!H>
Pierre Le)eille =b+ #%!H>
Louis Malaterre =b+ #%6$>' his brother ean Baptiste Malaterre =b+ #%#0> was
killed+
Ale7is Malaterre =b+ #%!0>' his brother ean Baptiste Malaterre =b+ #%#0> was
killed+
Andre ,rottier =b+ #%#5>
Antoine ,rottier =b+ #%6$>
Charles 4eMontigny =b+ #%$0>' with his parents+
,oby 4a)id Poitras =b+ #%6$> with his parents+
,heodore Poitras =b+ #%$!>' with his parents+
Edward 4onald 9ells =b+ #%6&>
Edouard 1.eddy2 9ells =b+c+ #%#"(#!>
a*es /rancois 9hitford =b+ #%!&>
A nu*ber of the *en who were in)ol)ed in the #%&% Cypress Hills Petition for a reser)e
had petitioned two years earlier for ad*ission into ,reaty /our as a collecti)e+ On
3epte*ber &' #%&5' thirty Metis at /ort 9alsh sub*itted a petition on behalf of the Metis
of the four districts of Assiniboia' .+9+,+ to 8oin ,reaty $+ ,he *en who signed both of
these petitions areA
ean Charette =b+ #%$6>
Bona)enture @ariepy =b+ #%!0>
/ranFois Lafontaine =b+ #%$&>
4aniel Ledou7 =b+ #%$%>
oseph LI)eillI =b+ #%$6>
Pierre LI)eillI =b+ #%!H>
oseph Parisien =b+ #%60>
Baptiste Pelletier =b+ #%$5>
Ale7 Pelletier =b+ #%0$>
ohn 9ells =b+ #%$%>
On August 5' #%%"' Louis Riel and a group of Metis li)ing in Montana petitioned @eneral
.elson A+ Miles for a special Metis reser)ation in Montana+ ,wenty of the *en signing
this petition had also signed the Cypress Hills Metis Petition in #%&%+ ,hese *en areA
ean Charette =b+ #%$6>
oseph Charette =b+ #%0">
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Michel 4a)is =b+ #%06>
9illia* 4a)is =b+ #%!$>
/rancois Ba)ier /agnant =b+ #%6$>
,heophile /agnant =b+ #%56>
9illia* 1Dee(tar(kiss2 /agnant =b+ #%0!>
Baptiste @ariIpy =b+ #%6!>
Elie @ariIpy =b+ #%0&>
Louis @ariIpy =b+ #%!%>
Leonide @ariIpy =b+ #%0!>
3e)ere Ha*elin =b+ #%0!>
Antoine Lafontaine dit /aillant =b+ #%$H>
9illia* Lafra*boise =b+ #%06>
Pierre 1Ah(Chow(e(ge(shig2 La)erdure =b+ #%5">
Pierre Le)ielle =b+ #%!H>
.or*an Marion =b+ #%0$>
Antoine 1Ratte2Ouellette =b+ #%6$>
oseph Ouellette =b+ #%$&>
Edouard 9ells =b+ #%"5>
After this petition was sent life beca*e e)en *ore difficult for the Metis+ Ray*ond Huel
reportsA
JOn 4ece*ber H' #%&HK /ro* /ort :u;Appelle' + Hugonnard infor*ed ,achI that
three fires had destroyed the hay in the region and that a large nu*ber of Metis
were taking refuge in the Lnited 3tates+ JOn anuary !' #%%"K ,here were #6"
fa*ilies dispersed in #! ca*ps along the Milk Ri)er and Riel was in their *idst+
In anuary #%%"' A*broise LIpine ad)ised ,achI that pro)isions were scarce in
the Cypress Hills and that a nu*ber of Metis fa*ilies had to go to the Milk Ri)er
basin to sa)e their children fro* star)ation+ LIpine stated that a large nu*ber of
indi)iduals were not happy with the *anner in which the go)ern*ent was treating
the*+ He co*plained further*ore' that the go)ern*ent liked to decei)e those
who* it dealt with+
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Ray*ond Huel' Archbishop A.A. Tach of St. Boniface+ Ed*ontonA Lni)ersity of Alberta Press' !""6A !"#+
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Petition of 1878 from the Cypress Hills Metis
,his is a petition re-uesting a re(opening of the buffalo hunt between .o)e*ber #$
th
and
/ebruary #0
th
each year and the granting of Metis 1reser)e2 land+ ,he re-uest was for a
strip of land #0" *iles long along the A*erican border beginning where the Pe*bina
Ri)er crosses the border+ ,his strip was to be fifty *iles fro* south to north+
A *ap
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showing the land re-uested for the reser)e is shown belowA
Petition from Half-Breeds Living in i!inity of Cypress Hills re!eived through the
"orth-#est Coun!il$ not dated$ !overing letters from the Lieut%-&overnor of the
"orth-#est Territories$ dated '( )eptem*er 1878+
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To the President and Honorable Members of the Privy Council of the North!est
Territories"
,he hu*ble re-uest of the undersigned' all Half(Breeds' li)ing in the )icinity of
Cypress Mountains' e7poses )ery respectfullyA
#+ /or a nu*ber of years we ha)e always been in the habit of roa*ing o)er the
prairies of the .orth(9est for the purpose of hunting' abo)e all other ani*als the
buffalo' thereby sustaining our fa*ilies+
!+ ,hat the hunting of buffalo is the only *eans of subsistence in this part of the
Pro)ince+
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Map by Ca*eron 3tewart and i* ero*e' MM/+
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Canada 3essional Papers' .o+ $0' #%%5A #"(#!+
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6+ ,hat before the arri)al of the .orth(9est Mounted Police' who ca*e to put in
force the laws and tran-uiliCe the )arious Indian tribes' they had to defend
the*sel)es all alone against the continued attacks of the sa)ages' and often had to
spill their blood in procuring food for their children+
$+ ,hat the chase of the buffalo is today' for your petitioners' the sole and only
*eans of subsistence' and their last resource in obtaining food for their wi)es and
children+
0+ ,hat your petitioners ha)e e)er entertained a high respect for the ci)il and
*ilitary authorities sent thither by the @o)ern*ent' and that they will always hold
the sa*e senti*ents of sub*ission to the laws' that it *ay please your e7cellent
body to pass fro* ti*e to ti*e' with a )iew to the peace and prosperity of the
Pro)ince+
5+ ,hat the *a8ority of us' upon the cession of the Pro)ince to the Canadian
@o)ern*ent' were te*porarily absent' and were thereby depri)ed of the benefit of
the scrip gi)en to those Half(Breeds who were' at that ti*e' present in the
Pro)ince+
&+ ,hat last year your council' ha)ing passed a certain regulation relati)e to the
hunters in the .orth(9est ,erritory+
%+ ,hat by this sa*e regulation the Half(Breeds are pre)ented fro* hunting fro* the
#$
th
day of .o)e*ber in each year+
H+ And also that the Indians are only restrained fro* the #0
th
day of /ebruary in each
year' or three *onths later+
#"+ ,hat the period of this prohibition is actually the )ery ti*e when the ani*al
produces the *ost benefitM in the first place' the *eat of the cow being then only
fit for foodM secondly' the pelt being in season to *ake the best robes' and the one
co**anding the highest prices in the *arket+
##+ ,hat the Half(Breeds' by this law' are placed in a critical and e*barrassing
situation' as they find the*sel)es depri)ed of their only possible *eans of
supporting fa*ilies+
#!+ ,hat they see no reason why you will not accord to the* at least the sa*e
pri)ileges that are granted to Indians' regarding the chase+
#6+ ,hat the greater part of us ha)e no *ore than the Indians the ability to a*ass
sufficient pro)isions for fi)e or si7 *onths in ad)ance+
/or these reasons your petitioners e)er hu*bly pray your council to take into
consideration the critical position in which they are placed by your order of last year'
concerning the buffaloM and ha)ing 8udged by the rectitude of their intention' and of
the delicate position in which so *any fa*ilies will be placed by the e7ecution of this
law' they ask you to a*end the clause referred to abo)e' granting the* the sa*e
rights and pri)ileges that are allowed the Indians' in regard to the hunting of buffalo
in the .orth(9est ,erritoryM
!+ Considering the desire that your petitioners ha)e of adopting a life *ore
confor*ing to a true ci)iliCationM
Considering that' according to the actual habits and ordinary disposition of the
Half(Breeds in general' it is i*possible for the* to for* any congregation profitable
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to their fa*ilies a*ong the white i**igrants who are establishing the*sel)es in the
.orth(9est ,erritoryM
,hat it *ay please your council to obtain for the undersigned a section of land for
a special reser)e' perpetual and inalienable' upon which they can establish the*sel)es
in a per*anent *anner' and fi7 their fa*ilies' to the e7clusion of all whites' e7cept
such e*ployees as the @o)ern*ent shall find proper to send there' according to the
needs of the population+
6+ Gour petitioners would respectfully represent to your council their desire to ha)e
defined the situation and li*it of the reser)e abo)e *entioned as followsAN
Co**encing at a point upon the international line' where crossed by the Pe*bina
Ri)erM thence running west along said line #0" *ilesM thence at right angles' north 0"
*ilesM thence due east' #0" *ilesM thence due south' 0" *iles' to point of beginning+
$+ Gour petitioners beg lea)e to state to your council that the land abo)e described is
the only one offering to the Half(Breeds the re-uisite facilities for a per*anent
ho*e+
0+ Considering the state of po)erty in which the Half(Breeds are at present' that the
abo)e *entioned trail *ay be gi)en to the* in such a way that they can li)e
thereon free fro* ta7es' Oc+' whether for e)er or for a sufficient ter* of years'
that at the end they can pay the* without detri*ent to their fa*ilies+
,hey de*and for the sa*e reason' that they will be allowed school houses' school
*asters and school *istresses' whose e7penses shall be defrayed by the @o)ern*entM
also churches' and the priests of their religion+
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+ /or the sure and speedy ad)ance*ent of the Half(Breeds' they ask to be
allowed *echanics' to who* they can apply in ti*es of need' and by who* they *ay
be taught the )arious necessary arts of ci)iliCed life' as blacks*iths' carpenters'
shoe*akers' Oc+
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+ for the first fi)e years of their establish*ent they *ay be gi)en seeds
according to their need+
And your petitioners will always ask' Oc+
3igned byA

Allard' Michel
Allard' 9illia*
Barland =Breland>' Moses
Barland' Ba)ier
Barland' Pacharias
BIdard' ,refflI
Bois' /ranFois
Bois' oseph r+
Bois' oseph 3r+
Bois' .orbert
Bonno =Bonneau>' Basile
Bonno' Charles
Bonno' @abriel
Bonno' Henri
Bonno' ulien
Bonno' Michel
Bonno' Pierre r+
Bonno' Pierre 3r+
Boosah =BossI>' Abraha*
Boosah' Pierre r+
Boosah' Pierre 3r+
Bottineau' ElCIar
Bour-uin' oseph
Bou)ier' Casi*ir
Boyer' 4a)id
Breland' Pascal
Breland' Patrice
Breland' ,ho*as
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Bre*ner' Peter
BriQre =Bruyere>' Baptiste
BriQre' Brisebois
BriQre' ClIophas
BriQre' IrI*ie
BriQre' Louison
Caisse' oseph
Canada' Ale7andre
Canada' Antoine
Canada' Antoine r+
Caplette' Paul
Cardinal' Chs+ Pierre
Cha*pagne' Baptiste
Charette' oseph
Cho-uette' ean
ChercotI' Edouard
ChercotI' MIdard
ChercotI' Pascal
Clyne' 4uffle
Clyne' 9illia*
4a)is' Ale7andre r+
4a)is' Baptiste r+
4a)is' Louis
4a)is' Michel
4a)is' 9illia*
4elor*e' Bernard
4elor*e' /ranFois
4elor*e' oseph
4elor*e' .orbert
4es8arlais' 4eu*e
4es*arais' ohn
4osa' Baptiste
4u*ont' Isidore r+
4u*ont' Isidore r+ =!>
4u*ont' Isidore 3r+
4usanne' Baptiste
4usanne' ChrysostR*e
4usanne' Cuthbert
4usanne' Lyasant
4usanne' 9allace
/alcoe' Baptiste
/ar*ah' Edward 3ay
/ar*ah' Leander 3ay
/ayand' /ranFois
/ayand' ,refflI
/ayand' Ba)ier
/ayiant' 9illia*
/iddler' Peter
@addy' Ale7andre
@addy' a*es
@addy' 9illia*
@ariIpy' Baptiste
@ariIpy' Bona)enture
@ariIpy' Elsie
@ariIpy' Leonide
@ariIpy' Louis
@irou7' Modeste
@ladu' Antoine r+
@ladu' Antoine 3r+
@ladu' Michel r+
@rant' a*es
Haggat' Louis
Ha*elin' 3I)Qre
Houle' Ale7andre
olibois' Baptiste
Dieise' oseph
Dlyne' AndrI
Dlyne' Michel
Dole =Cole>' AndrI
Dole' Calice
Dole' /ranFois
L;Idou7' .apolIon
La Maire' Chs+ Pierre
Labo*barde' Ale7andre
Labruler' Ma7i*e
Labruler' .apolIon
Labruler' Pierre
Lafontaine' Antoine
Lafontaine' /ranFois
Lafontaine' @aspard
Lafontaine' Louis
Lafontaine' .apolIon
Lafournaise' IrR*e
Lafournaise' 9illia*
Lafra*boise' Augustin
Lafra*boise' 4aniel
Lafra*boise' Edouard
Lafra*boise' ean Baptiste
Lafra*boise' 9illia*
LangI' ean Baptiste
Lantigras =Lattergrass>' Pierre
LaPierre' A*broise
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Lapierre' MoSse
Laplante' Antoine
Laplante' Oli)er
Lari)eC' Paul
La)adure' 4a)id r+
La)allIe' Pierre
La)erdure' LIon
La)erdure' .arcisse
La)erdure' 3t+ Pierre
Le Mair' oseph
Le Maire' Pierre
Ledou7' 4aniel
Ledou7' Pierre
Le*ire' /ranFois
Le*ire' Ba)ier
Leplante' Antoine
LeRat' Pacharie
Letendre' MoSse
LI)eillI' @abriel
LI)eillI' IsaSe
LI)eillI' oseph
LI)eillI' Paul
LI)eillI' Pierre
LI)eillI' Pierre
LI)eillI' Pierre 3r+
LI)eillI' ,ho*as
Magill' Ale7andre
Malaterre' Ale7andre
Malaterre' Ale7is
Malaterre' Charlie
Malaterre' ohn
Malaterre' Louis
Malaterre' Louis r+
Mallette' Antoine
Mallette' Isidore
Marion' oseph Edouard
Marion' Ma7i*e
Marion' .or*an
McDay' LIonore'
MIchiale' 4aniel
Michel' oseph
Montigny' Charles
Montigny' Patrick
Morin' Louis
Morin' Pierre
Morrad' Ale7ander
Morrison' Edward
Ouellette' Antoine
Ouellette' ean Baptiste
Ouellette' a*es
Ouellette' oseph 3r+
Ouellette' oseph r+
Ouellette' ulien
Ouellette' Patrice
Parenteau' Elie
Parisien' oseph
Patrice' Isidore
Pelloche' Adolphus
Pelloche' Ale7andre
Pelloche' Ale7andre
Pelloche' Baptiste
Pelloche' Baptiste 3r+
Pelloche' Cuthbert
Pelloche' Cuthbert
Pelloche' Edouard
Pelloche' ean Baptiste
Pelloche' Lasselog
Pelloche' .apolIon
Pelloche' Paul
Pelloche' 9illia*
Peltier' Ali-ue
Peltier' Baptiste' 3r+
Peltier' Cuthbert
Poitras' Baptiste
Poitras' 4a)id
Poitras' /ranFois
Poitras' @abriel
Poitras' oseph
Poitras' 3alo*on
Poitras' ,er*ie
Racette' Augustin
Racette' Baptiste
Robillard' ChrysostR*e
Rochelbla)e' Antoine
Ross' Pierre
Ross' Roderick
Ross' Lrban
Ross' 9illia*
3anderson' a*es
3hakote' ean
3inclair' 9illia*
3*ale*ie' Pierre
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3oan' 9illia* r+
3oan' 9illia* 3r+
3par)ie' ean Baptiste
3par)ie' oseph r+
3par)ie' oseph 3r+
3par)ie' Paul
3par)ie' 3t+ Pierre
3par)ie' 9illia*
3t+ 4enis' CIlestin
3t+ 4enis' Cuthbert
3t+ 4enis' Michel
3t+ @er*ain' AndrI
3wane =3wain>' Ale7andre
3wane' Baptiste
3wane' ohn
3wane' Dersore
3wane' 9illia*
,ait' Cuthbert
,ait' oseph r+
,ait' oseph 3r+
,ait' ,ho*as
,eboure' IsaSe
,eboure' 9illia*
,ho*as' Bernard
,ho*as' oseph
,rottier' Ale7andre r+
,rottier' Ale7andre 3r+
,rottier' AndrI r+
,rottier' AndrI 3r+
,rottier' Antoine
,rottier' Charles
,rottier' Henri
,rottier' Isidore
,rottier' ean Baptiste
,rottier' ohn
,rottier' Michel
,rottier' .orbert
,rottier' 9illia*
,urner' ean
<allIe' MoSse
<ilbrune' oseph
<ital' Henri
9allet' oseph r+
9allette' oseph 3r+
9allette' ulien
9allette' Patrice
9elsh' Albert
9elsh' 4a*ase
9elsh' 4onald
9elsh' Edward
9elsh' @regory
9elsh' a*es
9elsh' ohn
9elsh' oseph
9elsh' oshon r+
9elsh' .eddy
9elsh' .orbert
9elsh' 3a*uel
9elsh' 9illia*
9elsh' Ba)ier
9elsy' ohn
9hiteford' a*es
9hitford' ElCior
9hitford' a*es r+
9hitford' Louis
9hitford' Ma7i*e
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Biographies of the Petitioners
,llard dit Le!ler!$ Mi!hel% -*% 18.(/
Michel 1La )ioy2 Leclerc dit Allard was
born on 3epte*ber !H' #%$"' the son of
A*broise Allard and Marguerite Chalifou7+
Michel *arried EliCabeth Ross' the daughter of
Hugh Ross and 3arah 3hort' in #%5! at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ He was a ,urtle Mountain Band
*e*ber+
3crip affida)it for Allard' MichelM bornA
#%$0M fatherA A*broise Allard =MItis>M *otherA
Marguerite Challifou =MItis>M clai* noA #"&$M
date of issueA Aug+ !"' #%&5M a*ountA T#5"+
3crip affida)it for Allard' EliCabethM wife of
Michel AllardM bornA #%$%M fatherA Hugh Ross
=3cot>M *otherA 3arah 3hort =MItis>M clai* noA
#"&0M date of issueA Aug+ !"' #%&5M a*ountA
T#5"
,llard$ #illiam% -*% 1807/
9illia* was born on anuary #!' #%5& at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Michel Leclerc dit
Allard and EliCabeth Ross+ He *arried Marie 3t+
@er*ain =MItis> the daughter of /rancois 3t+
@er*ain and ,herese Bonneau+ ,hey had three
childrenA Batsy' born #%%$ at Rock Lake =died
#%%0>M oseph' born #%H! who *arried ustine
9ilkie' then Adele La)erdureM and EliCa born
#H"" who *arried 9illia* 4elor*e+
3ubse-uently in #%%! at 3t+ ohn' .orth 4akota
he *arried Marie osephine Brien' the daughter
of Antoine Brien and osephte ACure+
,llary$ Caroline+ -*% 1818/
Caroline was the daughter of Pierre Henry
dit Allary =b+ #%6!> and Angeli-ue Parisien =b+
#%6& 3weet @rass' Montana>+ 3he *arried ean
Baptiste Pelletier =b+ #%05>' the son of Antoine
Pelletier and ulie /ournier+
,llary$ Marie Louise% -*% 1810/
Louise was born on anuary 6"' #%05+ 3he
was the daughter of /rancois Allary born in #%!%
and Charlotte Malaterre' born in #%6! at 3t
Boniface+ Her granparents were ean Baptiste
Malaterre and Angeli-ue Ada*s+ 3he *arried
ere*ie Bruyere born in #%0$' the son of ean
Baptiste Bruyere and Angeli-ue @uilbault+
,2ure$ Marie ,nne% -*% 1813/
Marie Anne was the daughter of Charles
ACure and .ancy @rant+ .ancy was the daughter
of Cuthbert @rant and Marie Mc@illis+ Marie
Anne *arried .arcisse La)erdure the son of
Pierre La)erdure and Catherine Charette+
Barland4 )ee Breland%
Beau!hamp$ Pelagie% -*% 180(/
Pelagie was born on October #"' #%5" in 3t
.orbert' the daughter of ero*e Beaucha*p and
@en)ie)e Parisien+ 3he *arried Pierre Le)eille'
the son of Louison Le)eille and Marguerite
@er)ais+

B5dard$ Treffl5% -*% 18'1/
PossiblyA Eustache BIrardA
BIrard' Eustache ( Concerning his clai* as head
of fa*ily ( Address' Calgary ( Born' Ed*onton'
#%6# ( /ather' Louis BIrard' =/rench Canadian>
( Mother' Catherine Hughes' =MItis> ( Married'
#%0$ at 3t+ Boniface to Marguerite Pri*eau (
Children li)ing' eight =na*es on application> (
Children deceased' fi)e ( 3crip for T#5" ( Clai*
!6!+
Berard$ 6osephte% -*% 18'./
osephte was the daughter of Pierre Berard
and Louise Moreau+ 3he+*arried Louison
Bruyere =b+ #%$!>' the son of ean Baptiste
Bruyere and Angeli-ue @uilbault+
Birston$ Clemen!e% -*% 181(/
Cle*ence was born in 3t /rancois Ba)ier'
the daughter of 9illia* @addy Birston and
Madeleine @onne)ille+ 3he *arried Ba)ier
Le*ire' the son of oseph Le*ire and ulie
Martin' in #%&# at Lebret+
Birston$ 7ran!oise% -*% !% 18.8/
/rancoise was born in 3t /rancois Ba)ier'
the daughter of 9illia* @addy Birston and
Madeleine @onne)ille+ 3he *arried /rancois
Le*ire' the son of oseph Le*ire and ulie
Martin' in #%5& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Bois+ )ee 9u*ois
Bonno -Bonneau/$ Basile% -*% 18.8/
Basile Bonneau was born at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier' the son of Pierre Bonneau 3r+ and Louise
#!
@ariepy+ He died at age 6" at Lac :u;Appelle
shortly after this petition was sent+
Manitoba 3crip ApplicationA
Bonneau' BasileM HB ChildM /iledA Pierre
Bonneau' 3r+M Baie 3t+ PaulM Mar-uetteM b+ !"
/eb+ #%0#' 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM d+ 5 .o) #%&%'
.9,M bu+ Lake :uUAppelleM Pierre Bonneau'
heir and fatherM Pierre Bonneau =7>M #5 une
#%&0+ C(#$H!0
Bonno -Bonneau/$ Charles% -*% 18.1/
Charles Bonneau was born at Oak Lake' the
son of Pierre Bonneau 3r+ and Louise @ariepy+
He *arried Rosalie Poitras' the daughter of
@abriel Poitras and Isabelle Malaterre+
&
Bonno -Bonneau/$ &a*riel% -*% 1808/
@abriel was born at 9ood Mountain' the
son of Michel Paul dit Bonneau and EliCa Boyer+
,his fa*ily li)ed at 3wift Current and 9ood
Mountain+
Bonno$ Henri
Bonno -Bonneau/$ 6ulien% -*% 1817/
ulien was born on /ebruary #5' #%0&' the
son of Pierre Bonneau 3r+ and Louise @ariepy at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Manitoba 3crip ApplicationA
Bonneau' ulienM HB ChildM Baie 3t+ PaulM
Mar-uetteM )oyageurM b+ !! /eb #%0&' 3t+
/rancois Ba)ierM age !!M Pierre Bonneau =HB> is
fatherM Louise @ariepy =HB> is *otherM /renchA
ulien Bonneau =7>M #5 une #%&HM Pierre
Bonneau' 3r+ =7>M Pierre Bonneau' r++ C(#$H!0+
Bonneau$ Marie% -*% 18'8/
Marie was the daughter of Pierre Bonneau
and Louise @ariepy+ 3he *arried /rancois
Ba)ier /agnant' the son of /rancois /agnant and
Madeleine Le*ire in #%5! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ Her father and three of her brothers
signed this cypress Hills petition+
Bonno -Paul dit Bonneau/$ Mi!hel% -*% 18.(/
Michel was the son of Paul Paul and
Madeleine <i)ier+ He *arried EliCa Boyer' the
daughter of Louis Boyer and Madeleine ,rottier
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier in #%5!+ EliCa Boyer;s
sister Cecile Boyer was *arried to .orbert
9elsh another signator to this petition+ A third
&
Bonneau' Charles ( Concerning his clai* as a head of fa*iy
( Address' /ort :uUAppelle ( Born' Oak Lake' Aug+ !"' #%$$
( /ather' Pierre Bonneau' =MItis> ( Mother' LaLouise
@ariepy' =MItis> ( Married' an+ !"' #%&" at 4ung Hills to
Rosalie Poitras ( Children li)ing' fi)e =na*es on declaration>
( Children deceased' two ( 3crip for T#5" ( Clai* H%
sister' Cle*ence Boyer' was *arried to oseph
Le*ire who;s biography appears below+
Paul' MichelM addressA 3wift CurrentM bornA
#%$" at 3t+ .orbertM fatherA Paulette Paul
=MItis>M *otherA Madeleine <i)ier =MItis>M
*arriedA #%5! at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier to
EliCa BoyerM children li)ingA Catherine'
Reni' @abriel' Madeleine' Baptiste' Marie'
osephine' ohn and 3usanneM children
deceasedA Cle*ence and PatriceM scrip for
T#5"+""M clai* no+ %+
Bonno -Bonneau/$ Pierre 6r% -*% 181'/
Pierre Bonneau r+ was born on 3epte*ber
#&' #%06 at 3t+ /rancois 7a)ier' the son of Pierre
3r+ and Louise @ariepy at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Manitoba 3crip ApplicationA
Bonneau' Pierre' r+M HB ChildM Baie 3t+
PaulM Mar-uetteM b+ Aug #%00M 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ierM age !$M Pierre Bonneau' 3r+ =HB> is
fatherM Louise @ariepy =HB> is *otherM /renchA
Pierre Bonneau =7>M #5 une #%&HM Piere
Bonneau' r+ =7>M Antoine Laroc-ue =7>+ C(
#$H!0
Bonno -Bonneau/$ Pierre )r% -*% 18('/
Pierre Bonneau was a Metis leader in the
:u;Appelle Ri)er <alley+ In #%&%' the Half(
Breeds li)ing in the )icinity of Cypress Hills
petitioned the go)ern*ent for their own reser)e+
,his is a petition re-uested a re(opening of the
buffalo hunt between .o)e*ber #$
th
and
/ebruary #0
th
each year and the granting of Metis
1reser)e2 land+ ,he re-uest was for a strip of
land #0" *iles long along the A*erican border
beginning where the Pe*bina Ri)er crosses the
border' running west for #0" *iles into
3askatchewan+ ,his strip was to be fifty *iles
fro* south to north+ ,he petition did not recei)e
a fa)ourable response+ /our *e*bers of the
fa*ily of Pierre Bonneau 3r+ =b+ #%"6> signed
this petition+
On 3epte*ber !' #%%" the Metis of the
:u;Appelle 3ettle*ent petitioned @o)ernor
Ale7ander Morris for land' hunting rights and
trading rights+ ,he leaders of this group were
Pierre Bonneau 3r+ =b+ #%"6>' Peter Lapierre =b+
#%!&> and 3i*on Blondeau JBlondinK =b+ #%!&>
and Augustin Brabant 3r+ =b+ #%!%>+
Pierre Bonneau was born on March !!'
#%"6 at Oak Lake' the son of ean Baptiste
BonneauM born !& May #&0!
%
and Louise Paccan
%
ean(Baptiste Bonneau was born on April #0' #&0% at
<incennes' Indiana+ He died+!5 May #%$! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier' ean(Baptiste *arried a second wife' Isabelle =Cree> '
#6
=Chippewa>
H
' they were *arried according to the
custo* of the country circa #&H"M ean Baptiste
died !5 May #%$! at age H" and was buried !&
May #%$! at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
In #%!%' Pierre *arried Louise @ariepy =b+
#%#0>' the daughter of Louis @ariepy =b+ #&%!>
and osephte =Chippewa>+ His sons Pierre r+'
Charles and ulien also signed this petition+
ChildrenA
Marguerite Bonneau was born in 3ep
#%6# and died on # Oct #%6! in 3t
Boniface Mission at age #+
EliCabeth Isabelle Bonneau was born on
5 3epte*ber #%6!+
Pierre Bonneau was born in Mar #%66
and died on # uly #%$5 at age #6+
Marie Bonneau was born in une #%6H+
Charles Bonneau was born on !!
August #%$0 in Oak Lake Manitoba and
died on & April #%%5 at age $"+
Basile Bonneau was born on #$ anuary
#%$% in 3t /rancis Ba)ier' and died on 5
.o)e*ber #%&% at age 6"+
Marie El*ire Bonneau was born on #$
.o)e*ber #%0# in 3t /rancis Ba)ier+
Pierre Bonneau was born on #&
3epte*ber #%0$ in 3t /rancis Ba)ier+
@ene)ie)e Bonneau was born on #&
3epte*ber #%0$ in 3t /rancis Ba)ier+
ulien Bonneau was born on #5
/ebruary #%0& in 3t /rancis Ba)ier+
osette Bonneau was born on !! April
#%$! in 3t /rancis Ba)ier' and died on
#0 4ece*ber #%$6 at age #+
ean Baptiste Bonneau r+ was born on 6
3epte*ber #%5$ on the Prairie+
Boosah -Bou!her/$ ,*raham
Boosah -Bou!her$ Busha$ Bou!hie/$ Pierre =b+
#%!$>
Pierre Boucher was born in #%!$ at 3t+
Albert and died at 3t+ Ignatius' Montana+ Pierre
was the son of oseph Boucher r+ =#&H0(#%0#>
and Marguerite 1.ostukew2 4upuis =#%"!(
born about #&00+ 3he died on #$ October #%$0 3t(/rancois(
Ba)ier+
H
4aughter of a Mia*i Chief Pacanne and his Mahican wife+
Born #&5" in Michigan' died before #%!" at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ Her brother was the fa*ous Indian Chief VLittle
,urtleV of the Mia*i ,ribe+
#%0H>+
#"
He *arried Marie A*able Bruneau =bA
#%!% in Lac la Biche> on 3epte*ber !#' #%$$ in
Lac 3te Anne+ 3he was the daughter of Michel
oachi* Paul Bruneau and Catherine Marie
=4es8arlais> Ladouceur+
Children of Pierre Boucher and A*able
BruneauA
Louis Boucher bA October 0' #%$5+ He
*arried Isabelle 9ard =bA #%$%> in #%55
at Red Ri)er+
Pierre Boucher bA March #' #%$H in 3t
Albert' *arried Isabelle Breland =bA
#%$0> in .o)e*ber #%55 in Lac 3te
Anne' she was the daughter of Edouard
<alade Breland and @ene)ie)e Pan(yeo
1Ma(toos(kees2 Mondion+ He then
*arried Marie ,odd =bA #%0H at
3turgeon Creek>+ 3he was an
illegiti*ate daughter of ohn McCallu*
,odd and Marie Anne Allary+ Marie was
raised by her aunt and uncle' Marguerite
JAllaryK and Ben8a*in <andal+ ,hey
were *arried in #%&! in 3t+ Albert+
Marguerite Marie bA May #%' #%06 in 3t
Albert district+ 3he *arried 9illia* 3t+
4enis =bA anuary #' #%5% in Battleford>
in #%%% at 3t Albert+ He was the son of
Michel 3t+ 4enis and <irginie Pelletier+
Ben8a*in bA August !#' #%05+
Maria bA #%0H in 3t Albert+ 3he *arried
Henri Pa-uette =bA August #%$% in /ort
des Prairie> in #%&5 at the Bow Ri)er
Mission' near /ort Calgary+ His parents
were Henri Pa-uette 3r+ and Cecile
4urand+
E)e Boucher bA .o)e*ber #5' #%0H in
3t Albert' *arried a*es 9ard =bA #%0#
in 3t Albert> in #%&5 in High Ri)er' his
parents were a*es 9ard and Catherine
Bruneau+
Abraha* bA #%5! dA #%5!
ean Baptiste bA October #%&" in 3t
Albert' died October #%&" in 3t Albert+
Laurent Boucher bA October #%&# in 3t
Albert' died October #%&#+
Marie Ann Boucher bA #%&6 in 3t
Albert' died in #%&6+
#"
Marguerite was born at Lac La Biche' the daughter of ean
Baptiste 4upuis and Marie his .akota =Assinniboine> wife+
#$
On 3epte*ber #H' #%&&' Pierre Boucher'
Louison Boucher' ules Boucher and Edward
Boucher signed a petition fro* ohn Munro and
the other Metis at Blackfoot Crossing presented
to Lieutenant @o)ernor Laird concerning Metis
land clai*s and other assistance that would be
necessary when the buffalo hunt was no longer
)iable as a *eans of subsistence+ Pierre
Boucher;s son(in(law a*es 9ard also signed
this petition+
After lea)ing Batoche in #%%0' @abriel
4u*ont went to 3pring Creek' Montana to stay
with his brother(in(law 4a)id 9ilkie+ ,here he
*et with Pierre Boucher and asked hi* to
approach the /latheads and Blackfeet li)ing on
reser)es for per*ission to stay with the*+ ,he
local Indian Agent reportedA

On August 6' #%%&' Peter Ronan' L+3+
Indian Agent for the /lathead Indians west
of the Rockies was )isited by Pierre Busha'
a Cree Half(Breed' who* Ronan belie)ed to
ha)e been Riel;s third ranking officer in the
Rebellion of #%%0 on the 3askatchewan+
Busha had co*e fro* the refugee ca*p of
so*e 5" fa*ilies and !"" persons then
located on 4upuyer Creek south of the
Blackfeet Reser)ation to find a place where
his people could *ake a ho*e and a li)ing'
and 1if successful in negotiating with the
Indians will appeal to the go)ern*ent to
gi)e the* asylu*+2 At a Council on October
#5' #%%&' the /lathead considered and
refused Busha;s re-uest+
##
Boosah -Bou!her$ Busha$ Bou!hie/$ Pierre 6r%
=b+ #%$H>
Pierre was born on March #' #%$H at 3t+
Albert' the son of Pierre Boucher =b+ #%!$> and
A*able Bruneau =b+ #%!%>+ He *arried Isabelle
Breland =bA #%$0> in .o)e*ber #%55 in Lac 3te
Anne' she was the daughter of Edouard <alade
Breland and @ene)ie)e Pan(yeo 1Ma(toos(kees2
Mondion+ Isabelle died in 3epte*ber of #%&" on
the plains+ He then *arried Marie ,odd =bA #%0H
at 3turgeon Creek>+ 3he was an illegiti*ate
daughter of ohn McCallu* ,odd and Marie
Anne Allary+ Marie was raised by her aunt and
uncle' Marguerite JAllaryK and Ben8a*in
##
ohn C+ Ewars' #thnolo$ical %eport of the Chippe&a'Cree
of %oc(y Bay and )ittle Shell+ .ew GorkA @arland Publishing'
#H&$A H&(H%+
<andal+
#!
,hey were *arried in #%&! in 3t+
Albert+
Metis 3cripM
Boucher' Pierre ( Concerning his clai* as head of
fa*ily ( Address' 3t+ Albert P+O+ JPost OfficeK (
Born' 3t+ Albert' anuary' #%$H ( /ather' Pierre
Boucher' =MItis> ( Mother' Ai*able Bruneau'
=MItis> ( Married' .o)e*ber' #%55 at Lac 3t+
Anne to Isabelle Breland' #%&# on the Plains to
Marie ,odd ( Children li)ing' three =na*es on
declaration> ( Children deceased' two ( 3crip for
T#5"
Boucher Marie ( Concerning her clai* as a child
( Address' High Ri)er ( Born' 3turgeon Creek'
#%0H ( /ather' ohn ,odd' =MItis> ( Mother' Marie
Allary' =MItis> ( Married' #%&! at 3t+ Albert near
Ed*onton to Pierre Boucher ( Children li)ing'
three' ohn born #%&$' Marie Louise born #%&&'
<irginie born #%&H ( 3crip for T!$" ( Clai* 6#6
Boucher' MarieM for her deceased childrenA ean
Baptiste' bornA Oct+ #%&" at 3t+ Albert' diedA ! or
6 days oldM Laurent' bornA Oct+ #%&# at 3t+ Albert'
diedA 4ay of his birthM Marie Anne' bornA Apr+
#%&6 at 3t+ Albert' died about 6 weeks oldM clai*
no+ #&!$M addressA 3t+ Ignatius' MontanaM fatherA
Pierre Boucher =deceased MItis>M *otherA Marie
Bruneau =MItis O 4eponent>M heirsA Pierre
Boucher scrip cert+A for* 4' nos+ #5H"' #5&5 O
#55! for T 6$+!% eachM Louis Boucher scrip cert+A
for* 4' nos+ #5%%' #5&$ O #55" for T 6$+!%
eachM Marguerite 3t+ 4enis =nee Boucher> scrip
cert+A for* 4' no+ #5%$' #5&" O #505 for T 6$+!H
eachM E)e Malaterre =nee Boucher> scrip cert+A
for* 4' nos+ #5%!' #55% O #50$ for T 6$+!H
eachM file ref+ no+ %#""!#
Bottineau$ ,ngeli:ue% -*% 18'8/
Angeli-ue was born on October %' #%6%'
the daughter of oseph Bottineau and Angeli-ue
Cardinal+ 3he *arried Antoine Ratte Ouellette'
the son of oseph Ouellette and ,herese Houle in
#%0# at Pe*bina+ Her sister Marie was *arried
#!
Marie ,odd was another out of wedlock child of ohn
McAllu* ,odd 3r+' born #%0H at 3turgeon Creek' 3t+ a*es+
Her *other was Marie Allary =ACarie>+ Marie Allary' was
li)ing with oseph Bre*ner at the ti*e of her daughterUs
birth+ ,heir son oseph Bre*ner' born #%0! was a half
brother to Marie ,odd+ Marie was baptiCed at 3t+ Boniface
Cathedral on #5 an+ #%5#+ 3he was brought up by her aunt
Marguerite Allary and uncle Ben8a*in <andal+ Marie
*arried Pierre Boucher' in #%&!+ He was #" years older'
Marie was PierreUs second wife+ His first wife was Isabelle
Breland' who he *arried at Lac 3te+ Anne' Alberta in .o)+
#%55+ Pierre was born at 3t+ Albert' Alberta in anuary #%$H
JsicK+ He was the son of Pierre Boucher and A*able
Bruneau+
#0
to Isidore Ouellette and sister osphte was
*arried to /rancois Ouellette+
Bottineau$ ;l25ar% -*% 18.3/
ElCear was born on August !0' #%$! at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of oseph Bottineau and
Angeli-ue Cardinal+ His grandparents were
Charles Bottineau and Margaret Ah(dick(3ongab
a Chippewa+ He *arried Isabella 3t+ Pierre' the
daughter of /rancois 3t+ Pierre and Marie
La)erdure in #%5# at 3t+ oseph+ A buffalo
hunting fa*ily their #$ children were born
across the plainsM at Cypress Hills' 9ood
Mountain' Old 9i)e;s Creek' and 9illow Bunch+
ElCear;s sisters' Marie =b+ #%6$>' osephte
=b+ #%65> and Angeli-ue =b+ #%6%> were *arried
to three Ouellette brothers' the sons of oseph
Ouellette and ,herese Houle+ oseph Ouellette
also signed this petition+
Bour:uin$ 6oseph
Bourassa$ Marie ,nne% -*% 18'1/
Marie Anne was the daughter of ean
Baptiste Bourrassa+ In #%0#' Marie Anne *arried
Antoine @ladu 3r+ =b+ #%"%>' the son of Charles
@ladu and Marguerite Ross+ He had first been
*arried to osephte 4es8arlais+
Bouvier$ Casimir <#as-sarh-=aish>% -*% 18.8/
Casi*ir 19asw(sarh(kaish2 Bou)ier was
born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier on /ebruary #6'
#%$%' the son of Antoine Bou)ier and @ene)ie)e
Breland+ He *arried Adelaide 14eliah2
Laplante' the daughter of ean Baptiste Laplante
and Madeleine 4ufont or 4esfonds on
.o)e*ber !!' #%&" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Casa*ir' known in Chippewa as 9as(sarh(kaish'
his wife 4eliah and their eight children appear
on the ,urtle Mountain Band census for #%%H+
He was struck fro* the ,urtle Mountain roll
during the #%H! *e*bership contro)ersy+
Casi*ir and his brother Antoine e)entually
*o)ed to 3an Clara' Manitoba+
#6

Boyer$ Ce!ile$ -*% 18.0/
Cecile was the daughter of Louis Boyer =b+
#%!#> and Madeleine ,rottier+ 3he *arried
.orbert 9elsh' the son of /rancois Ba)ier 9elsh
and Charlotte 3au)e in #%5& at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
Boyer$ Clemen!e% -*% 1811/
#6
Personal co**unication with Lionel Bou)ier' 3epte*ber
##' !"#"+
Cle*ence Boyer was born /ebruary !"'
#%0# near Brandon' the daughter of Louis Boyer
and Madeleine ,rottier+ 3he *arried oseph
Le*ire in #%5% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
oseph was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier
circa /ebruary #%66' the son of oseph Le*ire
=b+ #%##> and ulie Martin+ His parents were
*e*bers of Muscowe-uan Band before they left
treaty+ oseph *arried 3uCanne Lepine' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Lepine and 3uCanne
@ariepy in #%5# at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ He then
*arried Cle*ence Boyer the daughter of Louis
Boyer and Madeleine ,rottier
Cle*ence and oseph had four children
born at :u;Appelle' Moose aw and Cypress
Hills+ .orbert 9elsh was his brother(in(law as
they had *arried Boyer sisters+ ,heir daughter
Madeleine' born une #"' #%5H at :u;Appelle
*arried oseph Le Rat in #%%%+
Children of oseph and Cle*enceA
Magdeleine' born uly #"' #%5H at
:u;Appelle+
9illia*' born uly #%&" at Lebret+
<ictoire' born une 0' #%&! at Moose
aw+
Marie' born .o)e*ber #%%6 at Cypress
Hills+
oseph was band *e*ber W$% of Little
Child;s Band+ In #%%5' oseph' his wife' and
three girls withdrew fro* ,reaty+
oseph was also one of the 6" Metis at /ort
9alsh who sub*itted a petition' 3epte*ber &'
#%&5' on behalf of the Metis of the four districts
of Assiniboia to 8oin ,reaty $+
Le*ire' osephM addressA :uUAppelleM clai* no+
##H$M bornA #%6$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM fatherA
oseph Le*ire =MItis>M *otherA ulie Martin
=MItis>M *arriedA in #%5% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier
to Cle*ence Boyer and in #%5! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier to 3usanne LepineeM children li)ingA
Madeleine' <ictoire and MarieM children
deceasedA 9illia*' AdQle' unna*ed' 9illia*'
child by last wifeM scrip for T#5"+""+
Boyer$ 9avid -*% 18.8/
4a)id Boyer was born on May %' #%$H' at
Oak Lake' the son of Louis Boyer and Madeleine
,rottier =father Andre' listed later>+ He *arried
La Louise ,ho*as dit ,o**a' the daughter of
oseph ,ho*as =listed later> and Marie 9akitipik
in #%55 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ La Louise was a
*e*ber of Cowessess Band and later left ,reaty+
Her brothers Bernard ,ho*as =b+ #%0H> and
#5
oseph ,ho*as =b+ #%$"> were also part of the
Cypress hills hunting brigade+
A buffalo hunting fa*ily the Boyer;s ##
children were born across the plains at Long
Lake' 3askatoon' 3t+ Laurent' Eagle Hills'
3askatchewan Crossing' Cypress Hills' Lebret
and Indian Head+
Boyer$ ;li2a$ -*% 18.'/
EliCa was the daughter of Louis Boyer =b+
#%!#> and Madeleine ,rottier+ EliCa *arried
Michel Paul dit Bonneau' the son of Paul Paul
and Madeleine <i)ier in #%5! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
Boyer$ i!toire% -*% 181./
<ictoire was the daughter of Louis Boyer
=b+ #%!#> and Madeleine ,rottier+ 3he *arried
ean Baptiste ,anner' in #%&0+
Breland -Barland/$ Mo?se% -*% 18'3/%
MoSse was born on March #H' #%6! the son
of Ale7andre 4uboishue Breland and A*ilie
9ells+ He *arried 3ara 4elor*e' the daughter of
Lrbain 4elor*e and Madeleine <i)ier+ He then
*arried Philo*ene Page the daughter of Henry
Page and EliCa @rant+ ,heir son is listed below+
Breland$ Pas!al% -1811-1880/
Pascal ca*e to be known as 1Le Roi de
,raiteurs2X1Ding of the ,raders+2 He was born in
the 3askatchewan Ri)er <alley on une #0' #%##
to Pierre du BoishuI dit Breland and osephte
=Louise> Belley a Half(Breed+ ,he fa*ily far*ed
at Red Ri)er' then in #%6!' Pascal and his *other
and two younger sisters *o)ed fro* Red Ri)er
to @rantown =3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier> to far*+ /our
years later Pascal *arried fifteen(year old Maria
@rant daughter of Cuthbert @rant and Marie
4es*arais+ Breland;s sister Marie was the
*other of another fa*ous Metis entrepreneur'
ohnny @rant+ Maria and Pascal raised a large
fa*ily of si7 boys and nine girls+ By #%$H Pascal
was a )ery prosperous trader with his 6%" acres
of land in and around 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier+ At the
ti*e he owned #! Red(Ri)er(carts and had !!
horses+ Initially' Pascal did not ha)e legal clai*
to his land but later he recei)ed an official land
grant fro* the Crown in #%%!+
Breland spent a considerable a*ount of
ti*e on the 9estern Plains as a free trader in
areas of /ort Pitt' 9ood Mountain(Cypress Hills'
/ort :u;Appelle and /ort Ellice+ As a result of
Pascal;s e7tensi)e in)ol)e*ent in the trade and
his wealth' he gained a social prestige in the area
and he was a *e*ber of 1la bourgeoisie
MItisse+2
Pascal;s political )iews beca*e known
when he supported Louis Riel 3r+ at the trial of
@uillau*e 3ayer in #%$H' in)ol)ing the Metis
right for free trade of their goods+ A prosperous
far*er' and trader' he owned a considerable
nu*ber of carts and was nickna*ed 1le Roi des
traiteurs2 =the king of traders>+
Breland$ Patri!e -18'7-18(8/
Patrice was born on March #&' #%5# at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the oldest son of Pascal Breland
and Maria @rant+ He *arried Helene 4ease the
daughter of ohn 4ease and Angeli-ue 1.ellie2
McMillan+ ,heir children wereA
Marie Rose' born uly ##' #%56 at 3/B'
*arried ,heodore Brien+
Marguerite' born une ##' #%56 at 3/B'
*arried ElCear ,ourond' then *arried
Oli)er Robidou7+
Patrice ,obie' born March 0' #%55 at
3/B+
Lucie' born April 6' #%5% at 3/B' died
May 0' #%5%+
E*elie' born April 6' #%5% at 3/B' died
/ebruary #%%!+
<irginie' born uly !6' #%&" at 3/B'
*arried Patrice Edouard 4elor*e+
Marie Ale7andre' born .o)e*ber 6"'
#%&! at 3/B' *arried Marie Celestine
Lesperance+
Alfred' born /ebruary &' #%&0 near
Moose aw' *arried Marie )ictoire
Breland+
Patrice' born .o)e*ber !' #%&& at
Cypress Hills+
osephine' born /ebruary #"' #%%" at
3/B' died August #%%"+
oseph Ed*und' born October !#' #%%6
at 3/B' *arried E**a 4escha*bault+
Breland$ Thomas% -*% 18.3/
,ho*as was born on 3epte*ber !#' #%$!'
the son of Pascal Breland and Maria @rant+ In
#%5$ he *arried ulie ,rottier' then *arried
Philo*ene Page' in #%5& he *arried Marie Ri)et
and in #%&H he *arried ,herese ,anner the
daughter of ,ho*as ohn ,anner and Louise
3aulteau7+ He had three children with ulie' born
at 3/BM then had four children with Philo*ene'
born at Moose aw and LebretM then three
children with Marie' born at Lebret and Cypress
#&
HillsM and four children with ,herese born at
3/B and Oak Lake+
ean LI)eillI and ,ho*as Breland initially
had far*s in the Oak Lake area but then *o)ed
to Lebret in the :u;Appelle <alley+
Breland -Barland/$ @avier% -*% 1808/
/rancois Ba)ier Breland was born une %'
#%5%' the son of Moise Breland and Philo*ene
Page+ He later *arried Rosine Caplette+
Breland -Barland/$ Aa!harias% -*% 18.7/
Packarie Breland was born on /ebruary !!'
#%$&' the son of Ale7andre 4uboishue Breland
and A*ilie 9ells+ He *arried Marie /agnant the
daughter of Madeleine /agnant+
Bremner$ Peter% -*% 18.1/
Peter was born on 4ece*ber #$' #%$0' at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of 9illia* Bre*ner
and Marie @ariepy+ He was a ,urtle Mountain
Band *e*ber *arried to Marguerite ,urcotte'
the daughter of <ital ,urcotte and Madeleine
Caplette+ Peter and Marguerite had nine children'
born at 3t+ Charles' 3t+ Boniface' 3/B' Cypress
Hills and Lebret++
BriBre -Bruyere/$ Baptiste% -*% 18../
ean Baptiste Bruyere was born on October
#%' #%$$' the son of ean Baptiste Bruyere and
Angeli-ue @uilbault+ He *arried Marie Allery
the daughter of Michel Allery and Marie Pa-uin
in #%5& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Baptiste was a
,urtle Mountain Band *e*ber
BriBre -Bruyere/$ Brise*ois% -*% 1811/
Baptiste Briere or Busebois or Bruyere was
the son of ean Baptiste Bruyere 3r+ and
/rancoise =3erpente>+ He *arried Angeli-ue
@uilbault+ ,hey had #! children born at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier and ,urtle Mountain+
Bruyere$ Caroline% -*% 1818/
Caroline was born on April H' #%0H' the daughter
of ean Baptiste Bruyere and Angeli-ue
@uilbault+ 3he *arried Ale7andre Pelletier' the
son of ean Baptiste Peletier and Madeleine
4escha*ps in #%&0 at Cypress Hills+
BriBre -Bruyere/$ Cl5ophas% -*% 1810/
ClIophas 1Ditaface2 or 1,chee(gus(tosh2
Bruyere was born on 4ece*ber !!' #%05' the
son of ean Baptiste Bruyere and Angeli-ue
@uilbault+
BriBre -Bruyere/$ 65r5mie% -*% 181./
IrI*ie Bruyere was born on anuary !H'
#%0$' the son of ean Baptiste Bruyere and
Angeli-ue @uilbault+ He *arried Louise Allery'
the daughter of /rancois Allery and Charlotte
Malaterre+
BriBre -Bruyere/$ Louison% -*% 18.3/
Louis Bruyere was born on anuary !#'
#%$! at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of ean
Baptiste Bruyere and Angeli-ue @uilbault+ He
*arried osephte Berard' the daughter of Pierre
Berard and Louise Moreau' in #%50 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ ,he fa*ily li)ed at 9illow
Bunch and 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Bruneau dite Chatelain$ ,ngeli:ue -*% 18.0/
Angeli-ue *arried Ale7andre Morin =b+
#%$&>+ Ale7andre was the son of Antoine Morin
=b+ #%"%> and ,herese Laroc-ue =b+ #%#6>+ He
*arried Angeli-ue Bruneau dit Chatelain in
#%5%+ ,hey had thirteen children born at 9illow
Bunch' 9ood Mountain' Cypress Hills' 3t+ ohn
and ,urtle Mountain He died at Medicine Lake'
Montana in #H"%+ In the #%%# Canada Census the
fa*ily is recorded as Household W 5"' with the*
are their children' + Ale7andre =#">' ,herese =H>'
osette =&>' and Marie =6>+ Ale7andre is the
youngest of three Morin brothers who signed this
Cypress Hills petition+
Bruneau$ Marie ,ma*le% -*% 1838/
Marie was the daughter of Michel oachi*
Bruneau =b+ #%"5> and Marie Ladouceur dite
4es8arlais+ 3he *arried Pierre Boucher' the son
of oseph Boucher r+ =#&H0(#%0#> and
Marguerite 1.ostukew2 4upuis =#%"!(#%0H>+
#$
Bruyere+ )ee BriBre
Caisse$ 6oseph%
Caisse is a na*e usually associated with
Isle a la Crosse+
Canada dit Henault$ ,leCandre% -*% 1818/
Ale7andre was the son of Antoine Canada
dit Hennault 3r+ and Catherine 4a)is+ He *arried
Marie Rose Poitras' the daughter of @abriel
Poitras 3r+ and Isabelle Malaterre+ @abriel
Poitras also signed this petition+ Ale7andre was
)ariously known as ale7is Canada' Ale7ander
Enno and Ale7ander Lnean r+
Canada dit ;nno$ ,ntoine 6r% -*% 1817/
#$
Marguerite was born at Lac La Biche' the daughter of ean
Baptiste 4upuis and Marie his .akota =Assinniboine> wife+
#%
Antoine was the son of Antoine Canada dit
Hennault 3r+ and Catherine 4a)is+ He *arried
Margaret 4u*ais' the daughter of Charles
4u*ais and Marie 3t+ Arnaud in #%%" on the
Milk Ri)er and then *arried Marie Celina
McDay' daughter of Leonard McDay and 3arah
La*bert in #%%$+ Antoine' also known as
Antoine Enno r+ was a ,urtle Mountain Band
*e*ber+ He and his wife Celina appear on the
,urtle Mountain Band census for #%%$+
Canada dit Hennault$ ,ntoine <Dar-nar-dah>%
-*% 18'3/
Antoine Hennault dit Canada was the son
of Charles Henault dit Canada and Marie @ray+
Antoine *arried Catherine 4a)is' the daughter
of ean Baptiste 4a)is and osephte 3aulteau7+
Catherine;s brother' 9illia* 4a)is was also a
signator to this petition+ Antoine ser)ed as a
councilor to chief Little 3hell for ten years+
Canada dite Henault$ 6osephte% -*% 1813/
osephte was born on 4ece*ber !' #%0!'
the daughter of Antoine Canada dit Henault and
Catherine 4a)is+ 3he *arried Pierre La)allee'
the son of Pierre La)allee and and Marguerite
Bercier in #%&" at Lebret+
Caplette$ Paul% -*% 1811/
Paul Caplette was born in #%0#' the son of
oseph Caplette and his second wife Marie Anne
9ard+ Paul *arried Christine Poitras' the
daughter of ,obie Poitras and Madeleine @esson
dit 3t+ 4enis' in #%%" on the Milk Ri)er in
Montana+ ,hey had se)en children born at Red
4eer Ri)er' 3wift Current' and 9illow Bunch+
Cardinal$ Chs% Pierre% -*% 18'8/
Charles Cardinal was born on anuary 0'
#%6% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of ac-ues
Cardinal and @ene)ie)e Pelletier+ He *arried
osephte 4es*arais' the daughter of Michel
4es*arais and osephte Rochon in #%5#+ ,hey
li)ed at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' :u;Appelle' /ile
Hills' 9ood Mountain and Lebret+ ,he fa*ily is
recorded in the #%%# Canada Census as
Household W 5& at 9ood Mountain+ Charles lists
his occupation as 1hunter+2 9ith the* are'
9illia* =!!>' /rancois =%>' Octa)ie =!6>' Marie
=!">' E*erise =#!>' Elise =0>' ulie =6> and oseph
=#>+
Cardinal$ 6udith% -*% 1837/
udith was born in either asper House
orMontana' the daughter of Antoine Cardinal =b+
#&H6> and Marie 4eMontigny Co*tois =b+
#&H0>+ In #%00' at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' she
*arried ean Baptiste @ariepy' born in #%6!' at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ He was the son of Louis
Marie 1Awistoyus2 @ariepy =b+ #&&#> andA
osephte 3uCette 1.ahasthay2 4uchar*e =b+
#%"5' died #%&# on the Marias Ri)er>+ His father'
Louis was a )oyageur first with the .9C then
after a*alga*ation with the HBC+ He retired to
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier in #%!$+
Cardinal$ Marie% -*% 18'3/
udith was the daughter of Antoine
Cardinal and Marie 4eMontigny Co*ptois+ 3he
*arried Louis @ariepy =b+ #%!%>' the son of
Louis @ariepy and osephte 4uchar*e+ ,hey
had children born in Canada at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier' /ort Ellice and Lebret as well as in the
L3A at /lat 9illow Creek and Poplar Ri)er+
,heir sons' Leonide and Elie also signed the
Cypress Hills as well as the petition for a Metis
reser)e in Montana' sent by Louis Riel to
@eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
Caron$ ,ngeli:ue% -*% 1803/
Angeli-ue was the daughter of ean Caron
and Marguerite 4u*as+ 3he *arried A*broise
4ubois =b+ #%05>' the son of /rancois dubois and
Madeleine Laberge+
Champagne$ Baptiste% -*% 18'1/
ean Baptiste was born at Pe*bina the son
of E**anuel Beaugrand de Cha*pagne and
Marguerite Laroc-ue+ Baptiste was a councillor
for Chief Little 3hell+ He first *arried Isabelle
Parisien' the daughter of ean Baptiste Parisien
and Charlotte .olin on March #"' #%05+ Baptiste
and Isabelle had fi)e children' born at 3t+ oseph'
Lebret and 4e)il;s Lake+ He then *arried EliCe
La)erdure' the daughter of oseph La)erdure and
,herese <illebrun+ Baptiste and EliCe had nine
children' born at 3/B' Cypress Hills' Lebret and
9ood Mountain+ He then *arried Madeleine
<allee in #%%$+
A ,urtle Mountain Band *e*ber' Baptiste'
his wife Madeleine <allee and their fi)e
children
#0
=fro* his *arriage to EliCe La)erdure>
appear on the ,urtle Mountain Band census fro*
#%%$ to #%H!+
Charette$ 6oseph% -18.1-188(/
oseph Charette was born on 4ece*ber !!'
#%$# at 3t+ .orbert' the son of oseph Charette
=b+ #%#5> and Marie(Anne @osselin+ He *arried
#0
Louis =b+ #%&#>' 3arah =b+ #%&6>' ean =b+ #%&$>' Elise =b+
#%&$> and ,herese =b+ #%%">M all born at Cypress Hills+
#H
Rosalie Collin' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Collin and EliCabeth Henry+ In the #%%# Canada
Census they are recorded as Household W & in the
Cypress Hills+ ,heir children are listed as oseph
=#$>' Moise =##>' Baptiste =#$>' Marie =H>'
Ernestine =%>' 4aniel =5> and Ar*idas =$>+
In #%%0' oseph 3r+ and oseph r+ =#%5&(
#%H">' then li)ing at 4uck Lake' were acti)e in
the #%%0 Metis Resistance+ oseph died in March
#%H" at 4uck Lake and his son oseph r+ died
the following .o)e*ber+
Cho:uette -Charette/$ 6ean% -*% 18.3/
ean Baptiste was born in #%$!' the son of
oseph Charette =b+ #%#5> and Marie(Anne
@osselin+ He was the younger brother of oseph
=abo)e>+ He *arried Marie Louisa Parenteau' the
daughter of Pierre Parenteau and osephte
4elor*e' in #%50 at 3t+ .orbert+ He
subse-uently *arried Isabelle 4ease' the
daughter of 9illia* 4ease and Marguerite
@enthon in #%&# at 3t+ .orbert+
Cher!ot5$ ;douard
10
Cher!ot5$ M5dard
Cher!ot5$ Pas!al
Clyne -Dlyne/$ 9uffle% -*% 18.(/
Andrew Dlyne was born on 3epte*ber #$'
#%$" at Point 4ouglas' the son of Michael Dlyne
3r+ and Madeleine Millet dit Beauche*in+ He
*arried Elise 4es8arlais' the daughter of Antoine
4es8arlais and Louise <allee in #%55 at 3t+
oseph' .orth 4akota+ ,his buffalo hunting
fa*ily had children born across the plains at
wood Mountain' 4e)il;s Lake' and Lebret+
Clyne -Dlyne/$ #illiam% -*% 18.'/
9illia* Dlyne was the son of Michael
Dlyne 3r+ and Madeleine Millet dit Beauche*in+
He *arried Marie Madeleine Poitras' the
daughter of oseph Poitras and 3uCanne
La)erdure in #%&# at 3t+ Boniface+ ,he fa*ily
li)ed at 9ood Mountain and 9illow Bunch+
Collin$ Rosalie% -18.3/
Rosalie was born in 3t+ Boniface' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Collin and EliCabeth
Henry+ EliCabeth Henry was the daughter of
Ale7andre Henry the Gounger and his Chippewa
wife+ Rosalie *arried oseph Charette' the son of
oseph Charette and Marie @osselin+
#5
,he only Chercote we ha)e identified in the area is a
Caroline Chercote who *arried @eorge ,ho*as Inkster =b+
#%$H>+ He died at ,owner .+4+
Collin$ Louise% -*% 18''/
Louise was born at Red Ri)er' the daughter
of ean Baptiste Collin and EliCabeth Henry+
EliCabeth Henry was the daughter of Ale7andre
Henry the Gounger and his Chippewa wife+
Louise first *arried Antoine Langer then *arried
to 4aniel =4onald> 9elsh or 9ills =b+ #%$">' the
son of Edouard 9ills and Isabelle Mc@illis+
ean Baptiste Langer Louise;s son by her
first *arriage also signed this Cypress Hills
petition+ ean Baptiste was *arried to ustine
Malaterre =b+ #%00>' the daughter of Ale7is
Malaterre and Marguerite 9ard at Lebret in
#%&5+ He was a *e*ber of the ,urtle Mountain
Band+ In the #%%# Canada Census ean Baptiste
and ustine are recorded as househols W! in
Cypress Hills+ Li)ing with the* are their two
children ean Baptiste r+ age $' and ustine =one
*onth> as well as Moise 3t+ 4enis =age !H> and
Moise 4asi =age#H>+
Cour!hene$ Ce!ile% -*% 18'7/
Cecile was born in 3t+ Boniface' the
daughter of /rancois Courchene =b+ #&H5> and
his second wife' /rancoise Beaucha*p+ Cecile
*arried ean Baptiste Ouellette' the son of
oseph Ouellette and ,herese Houle in #%0% at
Pe*bina+
9avis$ ,leCandre <Pug-un-au!=>% -*% 1813/
Ale7andre 1Pug un auhk2 4a)is was born
at Pe*bina in #%0!' he was the son of ean
Baptiste 4a)is and ulianne 4esno**I+ His
parents were both *e*bers of the ,urtle
Mountain Band+
#&
Ale7ander was *arried to
Eulalie @ladue' the daughter of Antoine @ladue
and Catherine /agnant++ He signed the #%&%
Cypress Hills petition for a Metis Reser)e along
with his brothers' 9illia*' Louis' Ale7andre and
ean Baptiste r++
9avis$ Baptiste 6r% <Boinen!e>% -*% 1833/
ean Baptiste 1Boin(ence2 4a)is was born
in #%!! at 3t+ Boniface' the son of ean Baptiste
4a)is =b+ #&&&> and osephte =3aulteau7?
Chippewa>+ osephte was osephte
Mi8aka**iki8ikok =MeCheka*akuikok> who
was first *arried to fur trader Ale7andre 9ilkie+
,hus ean Baptiste 4a)is and ean Baptiste
9ilkie were half(brothers+ His parents were both
*e*bers of the ,urtle Mountain Band+
#&
@ail Morin+ Turtle Mountain Chippe&a* Pembina Band+
Annuity Payments and Census+ :uinton Publications' n+d+ p+
!$+
!"
ean Baptiste 4a)is *arried ulie
4esno**e' the daughter of Pierre 4esno**e
so*eti*e before #%6%+ ,his fa*ily appears in
the #%0" Pe*bina census as fa*ily W ##0+
#%
He
was a counselor and Head*an to Chief Little
3hell+
#H
He signed the Augustin Brabant Metis
petition fro* Lake :u;Appelle' on ##
th
3epte*ber #%&$+ Baptiste 4a)is signed as a
witness to ,reaty /our at :u;Appelle in #%&5+
,heir daughter' Helene 4a)is' was born in
#%6% at Red Ri)er and *arried Michael Dlyne'
the son of Michael Dlyne 3r+ and Madeleine
Millet dit Beauche*in+
,heir son' ean Baptiste 4a)is III' was born
at Red Ri)er in #%$&' He *arried Louise
Lafontaine' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Lafontaine and /rancoise Martin in #%&" at
Lebret+ He later *arried E*erise La)allee' the
daughter of /rancois Ba)ier La)allee and
@ene)ie)e Morand+ He signed the #%&% Cypress
Hills petition for a Metis Reser)e+ He died
before #H6%+
,heir daughter' Maguerite 4a)is' was born
in #%$5 at 3t+ Boniface+ 3he *arried Ale7andre
Houle' the son of Charles Houle and Catherine
/arlardeau+
4aughter' Lareine Elise 4a)is' was born in
#%$& at 3t+ Boniface+ 3he *arried Moise <allee'
the son of Louis <allee and Louise Martel+
9avis$ Catherine% -*% 18'3/
Catherine was born at 3t+ Boniface' the
daughter of ean Baptiste 4a)is =b+ #&&&> and
osephte =3aulteau7>+ 3he *arried Antoine
Canada dit Henault r+' the son of Charles
Henault and Marie @ray+
9avis$ Helene% -*% 18'8/
Helene was born at Red Ri)er' the daughter
of ean Baptiste 4a)is and ulie 4esno**e+ 3he
*arried Michel Dlyne' the son of Michel Dlyne
and Madeleine Beauche*in' in #%5$+
9avis$ Lareine ;lise% -*% 18.7/
#%
Lists Baptiste 4a)is' hunter' age !%' ulie age !0' Helen
age #!' ulie age #"' Catherine age %' osette age 5' and
Baptiste age $+
#H
Counselors for Little 3hell III in the #%H"s J,hese *en
also ser)ed as counselors for Little 3hell IIA Ayse(senseK+ 3as
3waine Poitras =5&>M Dug(kay(dway(wash(kung' 9illia*
4a)is =&">' Paydway(walsh(ku*' Louis LenoirM Boin(ence
4a)is =&6>M Dar(yence 4elor*e =0">' a son of Auguhk(-uayM
3harlo Bottineau =5%>M Ossaotit' /rancois 4es*arais =00>M
,chee(kee(tarn Parisien =5%>M Batees(shish <alley =0%>' son of
.orbace <alleyM Ahkee(win(nini' Ale7 annott =0%>M ,cheer(
kuhk' oseph 4es*arais =05>M Bayriss' Corbet @rant =00>M
Darn(nar(dah' Antoine Heneult =0H>M and ean Batees @orin
=Cha*pagne' 0&>+
Lareine was the daughter of ean Baptiste
4a)is and ulie 4esno**e+ 3he *arried Moise
La)allee' the son of Louis <allee and Louise
Martel+
9avis$ Marguerite% -*% 18.7/
Marguerite was the daughter of ean
Baptiste 4a)is and ulie 4esno**e+ 3he
*arried Ale7andre Houle' the son of Charles
Houle and Catherine /alardeau in #%&# at
Lebret+
9avis$ Louis <Day paysh=>% -*% 1810/
Louis 1Day payshk2 4a)is was born on
May !%' #%05' he was also a son of ean Baptiste
4a)is and ulianne 4esno**I+ He *arried
,heresa 4es8arlais at 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier+ His
father was one of the Metis hunters who had
signed the Half(Breed petition fro* Lake
:u;Appelle in #%&$+
!"
Louis was a *e*ber of
Captain Edouard 4u*ont;s co*pany' one of the
#H di,aines led by @abriel 4u*ont during the
#%%0 Metis Resistance+ His parents were both
*e*bers of the ,urtle Mountain Band+ He
*arried ,heresa 4es8arlais at 3t+ /ranFois
Ba)ier+ His father was one of the Metis hunters
who had signed the Half(Breed petition fro*
Lake :u;Appelle in #%&$+ Louis signed the #%&%
Cypress Hills petition for a Metis Reser)e+ Louis
was a *e*ber of Captain Edouard 4u*ont;s
co*pany' one of the #H di,aines led by @abriel
4u*ont during the #%%0 Metis Resistance+
9avis$ Mi!hel -*% 181'/
Michel was born in #%0!' the son of
9illia* 4a)is and Marie Enno+ He *arried
/la)ie Henry+ Although the 4a)is fa*ily did not
li)e per*anently at ,urtle Mountain after #%56'
they always returned when not out hunting on
the prairie+ In #%&&' the fa*ily and ten others
tra)elled fro* Milk Ri)er' Bear Paw' the udith
Basin' the Little Missouri and Cypress Hills
before returning to ,urtle Mountain+
!#
,he fa*ily
*o)ed to the udith Basin of Montana in #%&H+
Michel and his father' 9illia* 3r+ were
signatories to Riel;s August !"' #%%" petition to
Ma8or @eneral .+A+ Miles re-uesting support for
the Montana Half(Breeds+
!"
Re-uesting a re(opening of the buffalo hunt between
.o)e*ber #$
th
and /ebruary #0
th
each year and the granting
of Metis 1reser)e2 land =A strip of land #0" *iles long along
the A*erican border beginning where the Pe*bina Ri)er
crosses the border+ ,his strip was to be fifty *iles fro* south
to north>+
!#
Datie Pollock' 1/ro* Borderlands to Bordered LandsA ,he
Plains Metis and the $H
th
Parallel' #%5H(#%%0+2 Ed*ontonA
Lni)ersity of Alberta' M+A+ dissertation' !""HA H%+
!#
9avis$ #illiam <Dug-=ay-dEay-Eash-=ung>%
-*% 183'/
9illia* was the son of ean Baptiste 4a)is
and ulianne 4esno**I+ His parents were both
*e*bers of the ,urtle Mountain Band+ his
brother ean Baptiste 4a)is =listed abo)e> also
signed this petition+
9illia* 1Dug(kay(dway(wash(kung2
4a)is =b+ #%!6> is listed on the #%0" Pe*bina
census as a hunter as fa*ily W##5+ 9illia* is
shown as age !5' his wife Marie <allee as age !"
and their son 9illia* as age si7+ 9illia* was
born at Red Ri)er' the son of ean Baptiste 4a)is
and Betsy osette' La 3aulteuse+ ,hey *o)ed to
Pe*bina in the late #%$"s+ He *arried Marie
Enno Heneault' then Marie <allIe at Pe*bina in
#%5!+ 9illia* was also a counsellor for chiefs
Little 3hell II and III+ 9illia* was a signatory to
Riel;s August !"' #%%" petition to Ma8or @eneral
.+A+ Miles re-uesting support for the Montana
Half(Breeds+ He and his brother ean Baptiste r+
were both *e*bers of the ,urtle Mountain
Band+ ,heir son Louis 4a)is =b+ #%5H> beca*e
one of the *e*bers of the ,urtle Mountain
Police in the early #H""s+
9ease$ Helene% -*% 18.1/
Helene' known as Ellen' was born on
.o)e*ber !$' #%$# at 3t+ Boniface' the daughter
of ohn 9arren 4ease and Angeli-ue McMillan+
Helene *arried Patrice Breland the son of Pascal
Breland and Maria @rant =Cuthbert;s daughter>+
9elorme$ Bernard% -*% 1811/
Bernard 4elor*e' a *e*ber of ,urtle
Mountain Band was born on 4ec+ !"' #%00' the
son of oseph 1Akkway2 4elor*e and Isabelle
@ourneau+ Bernard was *arried to 3ophia LeRat
and they were part of the Cowessess Band+ 3he
took discharge fro* treaty on 3epte*ber 0'
#%H"+ His brother is oseph 4elor*e shown
below and his sister Isabelle was *arried to ean
Baptiste ,rottier also listed below+ Bernard and
his fa*ily recei)ed ,urtle Mountain Band
annuity pay*ents in #%&6 and appear on
subse-uent census counts+ Bernard was *arried
to 3ophia LeRat+ 3he took discharge fro* treaty
with Cowessess Band on 3epte*ber 0' #%H"+
9elorme$ 7ranFois% -18(1-1883/
/ranFois was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier'
the son of /rancois Henault dit 4elor*e and
Charlotte =3aulteau7>+ He first *arried
Marguerite 4es*arais' before #%!&+ ,hey had
one child+ He then *arried Angeli-ue Malaterre'
the daughter of ean Baptiste Malaterre and
Angeli-ue Ada* in #%6! at 3t+ Boniface+ ,hey
had twel)e children+
9elorme$ 6oseph% -*% 18.8/
oseph 4elor*e dit Co* Capetain 4e(
lor*e' was born on anuary #' #%$H' the son of
Lrbain Henault dit 4elor*e and Madeleine
<i)ier+ He *arried Louise McLeod' the daughter
of 8oseph McLeod and Louise Marchand dit
Lapierre on /ebruary H' #%&0 at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ Between #%&5 and #%%0 they had fi)e
children born at /ort 9alsh' Lebret' cypress Hills
and Calgary+
9elorme$ Marie% -*% 18''/
Marie was the daughter of Lrbain 4elor*e
=b+ #&H%> and Madeleine <i)ier+
!!
Marie *arried
Roderick Ross' the son of Hugh Ross and 3arah
3hort in #%$H at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
9elorme$ "or*ert <Man=a!hee> -7rog/%
-18'7-1888/
.orbert was the son of Lrbaine 4elor*e
and Madeleine <i)ier+ He was born on May %'
#%6& at 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier+ He *arried
Charlotte @er)ais' the daughter of Ale7is
@er)ais and Madeleine @er)ais on une &' #%0%
at 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier+ ,he couple hunted buffalo
on the plains for *any years+ He was then
in)ol)ed in freighting and other work with the
HBC+ He was the older brother to oseph
4elor*e+ He *o)ed to the .orth 9est ,erritory
in #%&$+ In #%&$ .orbert was one of the Metis
hunters who had signed the Half(Breed petition
fro* Lake :u;Appelle+ In #%&%' .orbert and
other Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills
wrote a petition asking for a special Metis
reser)e of land+ .orbert settled at 3t+ Laurent on
the 3outh 3askatchewan in #%%" and worked as a
freighter for the HBC+ He was a *e*ber of
Riel;s Council =E7o)edate> at Batoche during the
#%%0 Resistance+ 4elor*e;s 3t+ Laurent ho*e
ser)ed as *ilitary head-uarters for the Metis
ca*paign+ Riel sent hi* to the Battleford area to
enlist the support of the Indians in that area+ On
April #5' #%%0' .orbert and /ine 4ay took so*e
prisoners at the Bresaylor 3ettle*ent+
,he Indian and Metis ca*ps were separate+
,he Metis leaders were .orbert 4elor*e and
AndrI .ault howe)er the leaders of the
co*bined group were 4elor*e and Rattler =/ine
4ay>+ .orbert led the Metis fighters during the
!!
Madeleine was the daughter of Ale7is <i)ier
and Marie Anne his Assiniboine wife+
!!
battle of Cut Dnife Hill+ .orbert fled to Montana
then *o)ed to Alberta after #%%0+ He set up a
ranching operation at Pincher Creek+ =9ith
contributions by Larry Haag' Metis Resource
Centre+>
9elorme$ )arah% -*% 18.3/
3arah was born on anuary !!' #%$!' the
daughter of Lrbain 4elorr*e and Madeleine
<i)ier+ 3he *arried Moise Breland' the son of
Ale7andre Breland and E*elie 9ills' in #%5" at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
9eMntigny -Montigny/$ Charles% -*% 18.1/
Charles 4e*ontigny although born at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier was a ,urtle Mountain Band
*e*ber' the son of Charles 4e*ontigny 3r+ =b+
#%#H> and Marie 4es8arlais+ He first was *arried
to .ancy ,horne in #%5&' then to Maria
Branconnier in #H"0+ His father' Charles 3r+ had
worked for Antoine 4es8arlais at /ort 4es8arlais
in the 3ouris Ri)er <alley in the #%$"(0"s+
9eMontigny$ Marie% -*% 18.1/
Marie was born on une !!' #%$#' the
daughter of Charles 4eMontigney =b+ #%#H> and
Marie 4es8arlais+Marie *arried Edward 9ills'
the son of Edouard 9ills and Isabelle Mc@illis'
in #%56 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
9esGardins$ ;lise% -*% 1813/
Elise was born on 3epte*ber #5' #%0! at
3t+ )ital' the daughter of ean Baptiste 4es8ardins
and Marguerite Ha*elin+ 3he *arried /rancois
4ubois' the son of /rancois 4ubois and
Madeleine Laberg in #%&" at 3t+ Boniface+
9esGarlais$ ;lise% -*% 181(/
Elise was born at 3t+ oseph;s' .+4+' the
daughter of Antoine 4es8arlais and LaLouise
<allee =b+ #%!H>+ Elise *arried Andre Dlyne
=b+#%$">' the son of Michel Dlyne and
Madeleine Millet dite Beauche*in+
9esGarlais$ 9eume -*% 181'/
ean Baptiste 4es8arlais born August !5'
#%06' was the son of Antoine 4es8arlais =b+
#%#%> and Louise Richard+ He *arried Marie
9hitford' the daughter of a*es 9hitford and
Marguerite /agnant on une !H' #%&5+ Marie;s
parents and four of her brothers signed the
Cypress Hills petition+
9esGarlais$ Marguerite% -*% 18''/
Marguerite was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier'
the daughter of ean Baptiste 4es8arlais =b+ #&H">
and Charlotte Cardinal+ 3he *arried oseph ,ait
3r+' the son of a*es ,ait and 3arah =3aulteau7>
in #%06 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
9esGarlais$ Marie ,ngeli:ue% -*% !% 18'8/
Marie was the daughter of ean Baptiste
4es8arlais and Marie Martin+ 3he *arried Michel
,rottier the son of Andre ,rottier and Marguerite
Pa-uette dite 3t+ 4enis in #%0& at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
9esGarlais$ Theresa% -*% 1811/
,heresa was born on .o)e*ber #' #%0#'
the daughter of Andre 4es8arlais and osephte
/agnant+ 3he *arried Louis 4a)is' the son of
ean Baptiste 4a)is and ulie 4esno**e in
#%&5 at Lebret+
9esmarais$ 6ohn+ =b+ #%$#>
ohn 4es*arais was born in uly #H$#' at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of oseph 4es*arais
and Adelaide Cler*ont+ He was first *arried to
Rose @er)ais' the daughter of /rancois @er)ais
and Angeli-ue Dekekons in #%5$+ He then
*arried Helene @osselin' the daughter of
/rancois @osselin and 3uCanne Lafournaise in
#%5H at 3t+ .orbert+ ohn and Helene had
children born at Battleford' Batoche' /ort 9alsh
and 9ood Mountain+ He then *arried Marie
/rederick =b+ #%$6> the widow of oseph
4ussau*e 3r+ before #%%&+
9esmarais$ 6osephte% -*% 18.1/
osephte was the daughter of Michel
4es*arais =b+ #%#"> and osephte Rochon =b+
#%#H>+ 3he *arried Charles Cardinal+ Charles
Cardinal was born on anuary 0' #%6% at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of ac-ues Cardinal and
@ene)ie)e Pelletier+ He *arried osephte
4es*arais in #%5#+ ,hey li)ed at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier' :u;Appelle' /ile Hills' 9ood Mountain
and Lebret+ ,he fan*ily is recorded in the #%%#
Canada Census as Household W 5& at 9ood
Mountain+ Charles lists his occupation as
1hunter+2 9ith the* are' 9illia* =!!>' /rancois
=%>' Octa)ie =!6>' Marie =!">' E*erise =#!>' Elise
=0>' ulie =6> and oseph =#>+
9esnomme$ 6ulie%
ulie was the daughter of Pierre 4esno**e
=b+ #%#0> and Madeleine 4escha*ps dite Ayotte+
ean Baptiste 4a)is *arried ulie 4esno**e'
the daughter of Pierre 4esno**e so*eti*e
before #%6%+ ,his fa*ily appears in the #%0"
!6
Pe*bina census as fa*ily W ##0+
!6
He was a
counselor and Head*an to Chief Little 3hell+
!$
He signed the Augustin Brabant Metis petition
fro* Lake :u;Appelle' on ##
th
3epte*ber #%&$+
Baptiste 4a)is signed as a witness to ,reaty /our
at :u;Appelle in #%&5+
,heir daughter' Helene 4a)is' was born in
#%6% at Red Ri)er and *arried Michael Dlyne'
the son of Michael Dlyne 3r+ and Madeleine
Millet dit Beauche*in+
9u*ois -Bois/$ ,m*roise% -*% 1810/
A*broise 4ubois was born on August #%'
#%05' the son of /rancois 4ubois =b+ #%!!> and
Madeleine Laberge+ He *arried Angeli-ue
Caron' the daughter of ean Caron and
Marguerite 4u*as' they li)ed at 3t+ Laurent and
Batoche+
9u*ois -Bois/$ 7ranFois% -*% 181(/
/rancois 4ubois was born on August #0'
#%0"' the son of /rancois 4ubois and Madeleine
Laberge+
!0
He *arried Elise 4es8ardins' the
daughter of ean Baptiste 4es8ardins and
Marguerite Ha*elin in #%&" at 3t+ Boniface+
,hey li)ed at 9ood Mountain and 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
9u*ois -Bois/$ 6oseph -6ean Baptiste/ 6r% -*%
18.8/
ean Baptiste 4ubois r+ was born #%$H at
3te+ Agathe' the son of ean Baptiste 4ubois and
Marie Anne Laberge+ ean r+ *arried osephte
Larence the daughter of Basil Larence =b+ #&&5
at 3t+ Boniface> and Agathe Callihoo dit
Darakonti' born circa #%## in 3la)e Lake =,hey
*arried August !#' #%6% in /ort Carleton>+ ,hey
had se)enteen children born at 9ood Mountain
and 3t+ oseph' .orth 4akota+
9u*ois -Bois/ 6oseph -6ean Baptiste/ )r% -*%
1830/
!6
Lists Baptiste 4a)is' hunter' age !%' ulie age !0' Helen
age #!' ulie age #"' Catherine age %' osette age 5' and
Baptiste age $+
!$
Counselors for Little 3hell III in the #%H"s J,hese *en
also ser)ed as counselors for Little 3hell IIA Ayse(senseK+ 3as
3waine Poitras =5&>M Dug(kay(dway(wash(kung' 9illia*
4a)is =&">' Paydway(walsh(ku*' Louis LenoirM Boin(ence
4a)is =&6>M Dar(yence 4elor*e =0">' a son of Auguhk(-uayM
3harlo Bottineau =5%>M Ossaotit' /rancois 4es*arais =00>M
,chee(kee(tarn Parisien =5%>M Batees(shish <alley =0%>' son of
.orbace <alleyM Ahkee(win(nini' Ale7 annott =0%>M ,cheer(
kuhk' oseph 4es*arais =05>M Bayriss' Corbet @rant =00>M
Darn(nar(dah' Antoine Heneult =0H>M and ean Batees @orin
=Cha*pagne' 0&>+
!0
/rancois 3enior;s brother ean Baptiste 4ubois *arried his
sister(in(law Marie Anne Laberge+
ean Baptiste 4ubois was born #%!5 in Red
Ri)er 3ettle*ent' the son of /rancois 4ubois 3r+
=b+ #&&0> and Angeli-ue Lari)iere =b+ #&&0>+ He
*arried Marie Anne Laberge+ 3he was born #%6$
in Red Ri)er 3ettle*ent+ He subse-uently
*arried Marguerite Caron in #%&5+ oseph and
Marie Anne had ten children+ ,heir son
Ale7andre =b+ #%00> *arried Marguerite 4ease
=b+ #%06>' the daughter of Metis leader 9illia*
4ease and Marguerite @enthon+
9u*ois -Bois/$ "or*ert% -*% 1813/
.orbert 4ubois was born at /ort Ale7ander
on April !&' #%0!' the son of ean Baptiste
4ubois =b+ #%!5> and Marie Anne Laberge+ He
*arried Elise Laroc-ue' the daughter of Louis
Laroc-ue and Marie 3a)oyard dit Berthelet' at 3t
Agathe in #%&!+ ,hey had ten children and born
at 9ood Mountain' 3t+ oseph and Leroy' .orth
4akota+
9osa -9u!harme/$ Baptiste% -*% 1830/
ean Baptiste 4uchar*e was born on uly
#0' #%!5 at 3t+ Cle*ents' the son of .icholas
4uchar*e dit Charon and his second wife
Charlotte =3aulteau7> Abinoche+ He *arried
Magdeleine Houle' the daughter of Antoine
Houle and Marguerite =3aulteau7> before #%$!+
Her sister ,heresa was *arried to Antoine
Ouelette who also signed this petition+ ,hey had
fi)e children who also signed this petition A ean
Baptiste =b+ #%$%>' Cleophas =b+ #%0">' ean
Chrysoto*e =b+ #%0!>' Cuthbert =b+ #%5"> and
Hyacinthe =b+ #%5!>+
9u!harme$ 6ustine% -*% 1810/
ustine was the daughter of ean Baptiste
4uchar*e =b+ #%!5> and Magdeleine Houle who
was the daughter of Antoine Houls and
Marguerite =3aulteau7>+ ustine *arried to ElCear
3wain' the son of ohn 3wain and Marie
Marguerite Allary in #%&$+
9u!harme$ Madeleine% -*% 18'(/
Madeleine was born at Red Ri)er' the
daughter of .icholas 4uchar*e dit Charon and
Charlotte =3aulteau7>+ Madeleine *arried
Antoine =Arsene> Malette+ Arsene =Ansel*e>
says on his scrip clai* that he left Manitoba in
#%5" and in #%&" was li)ing at Ile a la Crosse+
9hen he *ade application for his own scrip
=#%%0> he was a freighter and had li)ed in
Calgary for four years+ He *arried Madeleine
4uchar*e' the daughter of .icholas 4uchar*e
dit Charon and his second wife Charlotte
=3aulteau7> Abinoche in #%5"+
!$
9umont$ Hsidore 6r% =#%66(#%%0>
Isidore was @abriel 4u*ont;s older
brother+ He *arried udith Parenteau in
4ece*ber #%$& at 3t+ Boniface+ 3he was the
daughter of oseph Parenteau and Angeli-ue
@odon+ ,hey had eighteen children+ Isidore took
part in the Battle of the @rand Coteau of the
Missouri in #%0#+
Isidore was a plains bison hunter who left
Manitoba in #%&"' li)ed as far west as /ort
Ed*onton and by #%&! had settled at 3t+ Laurent
on the 3outh 3askatchewan+ Isidore was
in)ol)ed in the #%%0 Resistance at 4uck Lake
and was one of the Metis Captains+ He was killed
on March !5' #%%0 along the Carlton Road by
,ho*as McDay' 3uperintendent CroCier;s
English Half(Breed interpreter+ At the sa*e ti*e
McDay shot and killed Asiyewin' these were the
first shots fired in the #%%0 Resistance+ Isidore r+
is buried at 3t+ Antoine de Padoue Ce*etery'
Batoche+
9umont$ Hsidore 6r% -*% 1818/
Isidore' his wife and three children appear
on the ,urtle Mountain Band census of #%%5+
9umont$ Hsidore )r% dit ;!apoE% =#%#"(#%%0>
Isidore 1Ecapow2 4u*ont was @abriel
4u*ont;s father+ He first *arried Louise
Lafra*boise and they had se)en children who
li)ed past infancyA Isidore r+' PIlagie' @abriel'
oseph' Isabelle' Edouard' and Elie+ In the #%6"s
Isidore and his fa*ily *o)ed to Red Ri)er and
were li)ing with his wife;s parents until *o)ing
to the 3askatchewan Ri)er )alley in #%$" near
/ort Pitt+ In #%$% he returned to 9hite Horse
Plain and for se)eral years split his ti*e between
there and 3askatchewan+ His second wife was
Angie =Angele> Landry' the daughter of oseph
Landry and @ene)ie)e Lalonde' they were
*arried on une #"' #%5& at 3t+ .orbert+ ,hey
had three children who li)ed past infancyM
Marguerite' oseph and Marie+ Isidore 3r+ was
part of the original #%&# 3t+ Laurent on the 3outh
3askatchewan go)erning co**ittee and was
elected as a 3t+ Laurent Council *e*ber in #%&6
and #%&$+ Isidore was a witness during the
signing of ,reaty 3i7 at /ort Carlton on
3epte*ber H' #%&5+ In #%&%' Isidore and other
Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a
petition asking for a special Metis reser)e of
land+
!5

!5
Re-uesting a re(opening of the buffalo hunt between
.o)e*ber #$
th
and /ebruary #0
th
each year and the granting
of Metis 1reser)e2 land =A strip of land #0" *iles long along
Although not acti)e in the fighting at
Batoche Isidore did supply pro)isions and
sheltered his son and others after the final battle+
He died 8ust after the defeat at Batoche+ He is
*entioned in the docu*ents of the #%0"s as
trading at /ort Ellice+ His nickna*e was
1Ecapow2 and the Cree Indians called hi* 1Ai
caw paw2 =,he I**o)eable or Lnshakeable
One>+
9usanne -9u!harme/$ Baptiste -*% 18.8/
/i)e of the 4uchar*e brothers were part of
the Cypress Hills Metis hunting band A
ean Baptiste
ean Chrysosto*e
Cuthbert
Hyacinthe' and
Cleophas
ean Baptiste 4uchar*e was born at Baie
3t+ Paul on /ebruary 0' #%$%' the son of ean
Baptiste 4uchar*e and Magdeleine Houle+ He
*arried Euphrosine <irginie /la*and ' the
daughter of Antoine /la*and and Marguerite
Lafreniere in #%&" at 3t+ /rancoise Ba)ier+ ,hey
had fi)e children borna t Lebret' /ort Ellice' and
3askatoon+
3crip affida)it for 4uchar*e' ean Baptiste r+M
bornA 0 /ebruary #%$%M fatherA Baptiste
4uchar*e 3r+ =MItis>M *otherA Madeleine Houle
=MItis>M clai* no+A ##5%M date of issueA Aug+ !"'
#%&5+
3crip affida)it for 4uchar*e' <erginieM wife of
ean Baptiste 4uchar*e r+M bornA 4ece*ber #"'
#%0"M fatherA Antoine /la*and =MItis>M *otherA
Marguerite Lafreniere =MItis>M clai* no+A ##5HM
date of issueA August !"' #%&5+

9usanne$ ChrysostIme -*% 1813/
ean Chrysosto*e 4uchar*e was born on
August !5' #%0!' the son of ean Baptiste
4uchar*e and Magdeleine Houle+ He *arried
Marie Allary the daughter of /rancois Allary and
charlotte Malaterre in #%&0 at Lebret+ He
subse-uently *arried cle*ence Cardinal' the
daughter of Andre Cardinal and Rosalie Berland
in #%&& at 3t+ Eustache+
4uchar*e' Chrysosto*eM heir to his deceased
son' unna*edM clai* no+ H5$M bornA $ .o)e*ber' #%&H
at Moose awM diedA 0 .o)e*ber' #%&H at Moose awM
addressA .ewton 3idingM fatherA Chrysosto*e
the A*erican border beginning where the Pe*bina Ri)er
crosses the border+ ,his strip was to be fifty *iles fro* south
to north+
!0
4uchar*e =MItis>M *otherA Cle*ence Cardinal
=MItis>M scrip cert+A for* /' no+ #&$5
4uchar*e' Chrysosto*eM for his son' 9illia*
4uchar*eM clai* no+ 0%6M addressA .ewton 3idingM
bornA #5 April' #%%$ at Maple CreekM fatherA
Chrysosto*e 4uchar*e =MItis and deponent>M
*otherA Cle*ence Cardinal =MItis>M scrip cert+A for*
C' no+ !!#5
9usanne$ Cuth*ert -*% 180(/
Cuthbert 4uchar*e was born on August #!'
#%5"' the son of ean Baptiste 4uchar*e and
Magdeleine Houle+ He *arried osephte
Belhuneur dit Monet' the daughter of Michel
Monet dit Belhu*eur and Louise @onne)ille in
#%%! at 3t+ Eustache+
3crip affida)it for 4uchar*e' CuthbertM bornA #5
August #H5"M fatherA Baptiste 4uchar*eM MotherA
Madeleine 4uchar*e+
9usanne$ Lyasant -*% 1803/
Hyacinthe 4uchar*e was born on April #H'
#%5!' the son of ean Baptiste 4uchar*e and
Magdeleine Houle+ He *arried Marie Rose
Laroc-ue' the daughter of Louis Laroc-ue and
3uCanne Ledou7 in #%%# at 3t+ Eustache+
9usanne$ #alla!e -*% 181(/
Cleophas 4uchar*e was born on
3epte*ber %' #%0"' the son of ean Baptiste
4uchar*e and Magdeleine Houle+ He *arried
<ictoria Ledou7' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Ledou7 and Marguerite Breland in #!%&$ at
4uck Lake+ ,hey had eight children borna at 3t+
/rancoise Ba)ier and at 9ood Mountain+
3crip affida)it for 4uchar*e' <ictoire =nee Ledou7>M
wife of Cleophas 4uchar*eM bornA #%0$M fatherA ean
Baptiste Ledou7M *otherA Marguerite Brelaud
7agnant$ Catherine% -*% 18'1/
Catherine was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier'
the daughter of /rancois /agnant and Madeleine
Le*ire+ Catherine *arried Antoine @ladu r+' the
son of charles @ladu and Madeleine Poitras in
#%0& at Pe*bina+
7agnant$ &enevieve% -*% 18'1/
@ene)ie)e was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier'
the daughter of ean Baptiste /agnant =b+ #%"#>
and osephte Monet dite Belhu*eur+ osephte
was the daughter of Michel Monet dit
Belhu*eur and Cuthbert @rant;s sister
Marguerite @rant+ @ene)ie)e *arried Pierre
Le)eille+' the son of Pierre Le)eille and ulie
McDenCie in #%05 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
7agnant$ Marguerite% -*% 1830/
Marguerite was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier'
the daughter of ean Baptiste /agnant =b+ #%"#>
and osephte Monet dite Belhu*eur+ Marguerite
*arried a*es /rancois 1i**y2 9hitford' the
son of /rancois 9hitford and Marie @ladu in
#%0! at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
7agnant + ,lso see 7ayand
7al!on$ Hsa*elle% -*% 1818/
Isabelle was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier'
the daughter of Pierre /alcon and Cuthbert
@rant;s daughter Marie @rant+ Isabelle *arried
Andre ,rottier' the son of Andre ,rottier and
Marguerite Pa-uette dite 3t+ 4enis' on May &'
#%6H at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Isabelle fought
alongside the *en at the Battle of the @rand
Coteau in #%0#+
7al!on$ 6ean Baptiste <Che-ma-na>% -*% 1830/
ean Baptiste was born near 4e)il;s Lake in
the 4akota ,erritory+ He was the son of Pierre
/alcon =b+ #&H6> and Marie @rant =the daughter
of Cuthbert @rant>+ He *arried Marie .olin' the
daughter of Augustin .olin and Helene Ca*eron
in #%$5+ He was the buffalo hunt leader for the
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier Metis+ He died in #H#" at 3t+
Anne' MB+
He was a Metis leader at the Battle of the
@rand Coteau in #%0#+ ,his battle took place
between a Metis buffalo hunting party fro* 3t+
/ranFois Ba)ier' led by ean Baptiste /alcon and
the Cut Head =Pabaksa> Ganktonai
=Ihanktonwanna>' 4akota' led by Chief Medicine
=3acred> Bear' on uly #0 to #5' #%0#+ his sister'
Isabelle /alcon' also participated in this battle+
ean Baptiste;s son /rancis /alcon would record
in #H6%A
-ean Baptiste .alcon &as $oin$ around
actin$ as captain* his sister /sabelle &as
fi$htin$ in his place. She never left him
alone durin$ the three days battle* she
&ould force him to rest and durin$ that
time she &ould shoot and she &as a $ood
shot too. #verytime they &ould shoot* it
&as sure a Siou0 &ould fall. And they
&ould shoot from sunrise to sunset
everyday.
ean Baptiste /alcon and Marie .olin had the
following childrenA
!5
Marie' born May !&' #%$H at Baie 3t+
Paul+ 3he *arried Antoine 4es8arlais'
the son of Antoine 4es8arlais and
Louise Richard+
Melanie' born uly !%' #%0" at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ 3he *arried Hippolyte
Beaudry' the son of .arcisse Beaudry
and Lucie Breland+
Pierre /alcon' born .o)e*ber ##' #%0#
at 3t+ /rancoise Ba)ier+ He *arried
/lorestine Mc@illis' the daughter of
ohn Mc@illis and Marie Breland+
Rose' born anuary #&' #%06 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ 3he *arried /rancois
Roussin' the son of /rancois roussin and
Elise Courchene++
E*elie' born October #0' #%0$ at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ 3he *arried Octa)e
Perreault' the son of .orbert Perreault
and Moni-ue Ha*elin+
Alphonsine' born 4ece*ber !' #%05+
3he *arried .orbert Blanchette' the son
of ean Louis Blanchette and Adelaide
Poissant in #%%6+ 3he then *arried
Louis Main)ille in #%!5+
osephte' born October !0' #%0H at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
/rancois' born 4ece*ber !!' #%5# at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
Madeleine' born March !#' #%56 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ 3he *arried /rancois
Berard' the son of ere*ie Berard and
Philo*ene Huppe+
@regoire' born August !#' #%5$ at 3/B
and died on .o)e*ber 0' #%50+
ean Baptiste' born May !&' #%55 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier and died une #6' #%55+
Charles' born .o)e*ber !&' #%5& at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ He *arried Marie
ustine Paul' the daughter of 9illia*
Paul and /la)ie Page in #%H$
Isabelle' born August 0' #%5H at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ 3he *arried Albert
Morin' the son of 4a)id Morin and
4esneiges .ault in #%H0+
Augustin' born March #"' #%&#+
Angeli-ue' born March 0' #%&6+ 3he
*arried 4a)id Roussin' the son of
/rancois Roussin and Elise Courchene
in #%HH+

7armah$ ;dEard )ay
7armah$ Leander )ay
7ayand -7agnant/$ 7ranFois @avier% -*% 18'7/
/rancois /agnant was born at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier' the son of /rancois /agnant 3r+ and
Madeleine Le*ire+ He *arried Marie Bonneau
the daughter of Pierre Bonneau and Louise
@ariepy+ ,heir ten children were born across the
prairies at Oak Lake' Lebret' 9ood Mountain'
Cypress Hills and 4upuyer' Montana+ He died on
March #$' #H#! at 3t+ Peter;s Mission' Montana+
7ayiant$ #illiam <Dee-tar-=iss%> -*% 1813/
9illia* 1Dee(tar(kiss2 /agnant was born
on .o)e*ber %' #%0! the son of /rancois
/agnant 3r+ and Madeleine Le*ire+ He *arried
Betsy Parisien' daughter of oseph Parisien and
Marguerite La)allee at Lebret in #%&!+ He then
*arried ulia Lafontaine before #%%5 and they
had ten children+
In his scrip application 9illia* says that he
left for the .9, three years before the transfer
and was with the* at 9ood Mountain' white
Mud Ri)er and Cypress Hills+ He was then li)ing
at Oak Lake of -u;Appelle+
/agnant' 9illia* ( Concerning his clai* as a
child ( Address' :uUAppelle' P+O+ JPost OfficeK ( Born'
#%06 at Red Ri)er ( /ather' /rancois /agnant' =MItis>'
deceased ( Mother' Madeleine Le*ire' =MItis> (
Married' #%&0 to Betsy Parisien' deceased ( 3crip for
T!$" ( Clai* #00&+
7ayand$ <Treffl5> Theophile% -*% 180'/
,heophile was the son of /rancois /agnant
r+ and Marie Bonneau+ His uncle 9illia*
/agnant =/ayiant> is listed abo)e+ On his
*other;s side his grandfather Pierre Bonneau 3r+
and her brothers Charles' Basile' ulien and
Pierre r+ were also part of this hunting group+ In
his scrip application he says that he was with his
parents near Regina in #%&" and was then a
plains hunter+ He took up residence at
:u;Appelle in #%%$+
/agnant' ,heophile ( Concerning his clai* as a
child ( Address' /ort :uUAppelle' P+O+ JPost OfficeK (
Born' anuary !' #%56 at Oak Lake' Manitoba ( /ather'
Ba)ier /agnant' =MItis> ( Mother' Marie Bonneau'
=MItis> ( 3crip for T!$" ( Clai* 0%+
7iddler$ Peter -*% 1831/
Peter /idler was born on March #0' #%!0 in
3t+ a*es' the son of Charles /idler and Ann
3aunders+ He *arried =#%5"> ane La*bert' the
daughter of Etienhne La*bert and Catherine
@addy' then *arried ,herese 3wain' the
!&
daughter of ohn 3wain and Marie Marguerite
Allery in #%&#+ ,heresa;s brother' Ale7andre
3wain' also signed the Cypress Hills petition+
7isher$ Madeleine% -*% 18'1/
Madeleine was the daughter of Henry
Munroe /isher =b+ #%""> and Marguerite
Lafra*boise+ Madeleine *arried /rancois
Poitras' the son of Andre Poitras and Cuthbert
@rant;s sister Marguerite @rant' in #%0" at
Pe*bina+
7lamand$ ;uphrosine% -*% 181(/
Euphrosine was born on 4ece*ber #"'
#%0" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of
Antoine /la*and =b+ #%#%> and Marguerite
Lafreniere+ 3he *arried ean Baptiste 4uchar*e
the son of ean Baptiste 4uchar*e and
Magdeleine Houle in #%&" at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
7ournier$ Philomene% -*% 18.7/
Philo*ene was born on April #%' #%$& at
3t+ Boniface' the daughter of /rancois /ournier
dit 9iskway =b+ #&H5> and Angeli-ue
Methote+,his fa*ily was at Pe*bina in #%0" and
enu*erated as /a*ily W #!$+ Philo*ene *arried
Chrysologue Pelletier' the son of ean Baptiste
Pelletier and Madeleine 4escha*ps in #%&" at
Lebret+
&addy -&addie$ &ordi/ ,leCandre )r%
Ale7ander @addie 3r+ was *e*ber of the
Cowessess Band' he was a far*er on the reser)e'
and a for*er Head*an of the band+ In the #%&"s
he was hired as an interpreter for Cowessess
Band+ Ale7andre was first *arried to Margaret
Dennedy =MItis> and then to EliCa Le*ire
=MItis>+ EliCa =b+ circa #%!H> was the daughter of
oseph Le*ire =b+ #%##> and ulie Martin+ A
nu*ber of her brothers were part of the Cypress
Hills hunting brigade and signed the #%&%
petition for a reser)e+ Ale7ander had fi)e
childrenA Mary =b+ #%0$>' Margaret =b+ #%0&>'
9illia* =b+ #%5#>' ane =b+ #%56> and Ale7ander
a*es =b+ #%55>+ ,he @addy =@addie> fa*ily
e)entually took treaty and li)ed on the
Cowessess Reser)e on Crooked Lake+
Later' in #%&H' the @addie fa*ily was part
of a group of !0 Metis fa*ilies detained by the
L+3+ Ar*y at /ort Buford for illegally hunting in
the Milk Ri)er <alley+ ,hey were subse-uently
released by Colonel Black of /ort Assiniboine
and allowed to winter along the Milk Ri)er near
the /ort Peck Reser)e+ ,he Ar*y reports
indicate that Ale7ander @ordi =@addy' @addie>
had a letter of per*ission fro* Captain Britton
to do this+
,he @addy =@addie> fa*ily e)entually took
treaty and li)ed on the Cowessess Reser)e on
Crooked Lake+
@addie' Ale7andreM for his deceased childrenA
Ale7ander' bornA #%&& at Cypress HillsM diedA
when # *onth old at Cypress HillsM Lnna*ed'
bornA #%&6 at Cypress HillsM diedA when # week
old at Cypress HillsM fatherA Ale7andre @addie
=MItis and deponent>M *otherA of unna*ed child
Margaret Dennedy =MItis> and of Ale7ander'
EliCa Le*ire =MItis>M addressA Crooked LakeM
clai* no+ 6%0+
&addy -&addie/$ ,leCander 6ames% -1800/
Ale7andre a*es @addy was born in #%55
at Portage la Prairie the son of Ale7andre @addy+
He *arried Marie Rose La)allee at Crooked
Lake in #%%$+ Marie Rose was band *e*ber
W#"# of Cowessess Band+ Ale7ander was band
*e*ber W6 at Cowessess+ Both left ,reaty in
#%%5+
@addy' Ale7andre a*esM addressA Crooked
LakeM clai* no+ #!50M bornA #%55 at Portage la
PrairieM fatherA Ale7andre @addy =MItis>M
*otherA =MItis>M *arriedA 9inter' #%%0 at
Crooked Lake to Marie Rose La)allIeM scrip for
T!$"+""
&addy$ #illiam -*% 1801/
@addy' 9illia* ( Concerning his clai* as a
MItis child ( Address' Medicine Hat ( Born'
#%5# at Portage la Prairie ( /ather' Ale7ander
@addy' =MItis> ( Mother' Marguerite Dennedy'
=MItis> ( 3crip for T!$" ( Clai*
&ari5py$ Bonaventure% -1801/
Bona)enture @ariepy was born at
:u;Appelle in #%50' the son of Ale7andre
@ariepy =b+ #%$!> and @ene)ie)e Cadotte+
Ale7andre;s seconf wife was Mary @addie' the
daughter of Ale7andre @addy and Marguerite
Dennedy+ Ale7ander @addie was a *e*ber of
this hunting band and signed the petition+
Bona)enture *arried Madeleine Laroc-ue'
the daughter of oseph Laroc-ue and Madeleine
/agnant in #%%6 at udith Basin' Montana+
@ariepy' Bona)enture ( Concerning his
clai* as a MItis child ( Address' Medicine Hat'
P+O+ JPost OfficeK ( Born' #%50 at :uUAppelle (
/ather' Ale7andre @ariepy' =MItis> ( Mother'
@ene)iQ)e Cadotte' =MItis> ( Married' #%%6 to
Catherine Laroc-ue ( Children li)ing' one'
Rosalie born #%%$ ( 3crip for T!$" ( Clai* 665+
!%
Laroc-ue' Catherine ( Concerning her
clai* as a child ( Address' Medicine Hat ( Born'
#%5$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier ( /ather' oseph
Laroc-ue' =MItis> ( Mother' Madeleine /agnant'
=MItis> ( Married' #%%6 at udith Basin to
Bona)enture @ariepy ( Children li)ing' one'
Rosalie born #%%$ ( 3crip for T!$" ( Clai* $"%
&ariepy$ Caroline% -*% 18.3/
Caroline was the daughter of /rancois
@ariepy =b+ #%!$> and Helene Poitras =the
daughter of Cuthbert @rant;s sister Marguerite>+
Caroline*arried to @uillau*e or 9illia*
Lafournaise' the son of ean Baptiste
Lafournaise and Marguerite @osselin+
&uardipee -&ariepy/$ ;li <Hsinama=en>
=#%0&(#H$!>
Elie @ariepy was born on May 6#' #%0& at
,urtle Mountain' the son of ean Baptiste
@ariepy =b+ #%6!> and udith Cardinal+ Elie is a
grandson of Louis @ariepy =b+ #&&#> and
osephte 4uchar*e' a 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier Metis
fa*ily+
!&
Elie *arried Antonia Dataitsipi(tsaki'
the daughter of Matusohn and Auetsipiaki on
4ece*ber 0' #%%0 at Badger Creek Agency' 3t+
Peter;s Mission' Montana+ He was subse-uently
*arried to 3adi*ina' 13addie2+ ,hey li)ed on the
Pikuni Blackfoot reser)e in ,eton County'
Montana+ Eli was a tall blue(eyed Michif *an+
His Blackfoot na*e was 1,akes @un Ahead2+ In
the #%"" census he is shown li)ing at .orth
Bank' Lpper ,eton Ri)er' Choteau' with wife
Mary @uardupee' sons ohn and unna*ed
@uardupee+In the #H"$ census he is shown asA
Eli L @uardipee ? *ale ? Head ? age $& ? listed
with wife 3adie @uardipee' sons /rank' Charles
and 9illia* oseph @uardipee' daughters
osephine' Louise and Agnes @uardipee+ In the
#H#" census he is li)ing at Blackfeet Indian
Reser)ation' ,eton County' with wife 3adie
@uardipee' daughters Louisa and Agnes
@uardipee' son 9illia* @uardipee+
a*es 9illard 3chultC describes Eli in his book
1My Life as an Indian2
,he Pikunis and a few lodges of Bloods
arri)ed soon after we co*pleted the post' and
ca*e' too' one who was to beco*e and always
re*ain a close friend of *ine' Eli @uardipee'
na*ed by the Pikunis Isina*akan' V,akes @un
!&
Louis @ariepy was a )oyageur with the .orth 9est
Co*pany =#%"$' #%##(#%!"> and the Hudson;s Bay
Co*pany =#%!#(#%!$>+ In #%!$ he retired to 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier where he worked as a blacks*ith+
Ahead+V He was of that fa*ily for which so
*any places in the north are na*ed' as' for
instance' the @uardipee Crossing of Bow Ri)er+
He was but a year older than IM tall' slender' )ery
intelligent' kind of heart' bra)e to a faultM and the
*ost successful hunter' the surest shot that I ha)e
e)er known+
Isina*akan' at centre+
=W #0H' a*es 9+ 3chultC Photograph Collection'
Montana 3tate Lni)ersity>
In #%&%' Elie and the other Metis buffalo
hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking
for a special Metis reser)e of land+
!%
Elie;s older
brother Leonide 1Can(da(we(ca*(chi2 =b+ #%0!>
also signed this petition+ He li)ed with Chief
Rocky Boy;s group+ ,hey also signed the
petition for a Metis reser)e in Montana' sent by
Louis Riel to @eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5'
#%%"+
&arapee -&uardipee$ &ariepy/$ 6ean Baptiste
=b+ #%6!>
ean Baptiste was born at Red Ri)er on
uly &' #%6!' at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of
Louis Marie 1Awistoyus2 @ariepy =b+ #&&#> andA
osephte 3uCette 1.ahasthay2 4uchar*e =b+
#%"5' died #%&# on the Marias Ri)er>+ His father'
Louis was a )oyageur first with the .9C then
after a*alga*ation with the HBC+ He retired to
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier in #%!$+
Baptiste *arried udith Cardinal on une $'
#%00 in 3t /rancois Ba)ier+ 3he was the daughter
of Antoine Cardinal and Marie 4eMontigny
Co*tois+ Baptiste;s wife ulia was born in
Montana in #%!%+ In #%&% Baptiste and his son
!%
Re-uesting a re(opening of the buffalo hunt between
.o)e*ber #$
th
and /ebruary #0
th
each year and the granting
of Metis 1reser)e2 land =A strip of land #0" *iles long along
the A*erican border beginning where the Pe*bina Ri)er
crosses the border+ ,his strip was to be fifty *iles fro* south
to north+
!H
Elie were *e*bers of the group of buffalo
hunters at Cypress Hills who petitioned the
go)ern*ent for a reser)e+
!H
Children of ean Baptiste and udithA
E*elie @ariepy' born August 6#' #%00
in 3t /rancois Ba)ier+ 3he *arried
Adophus /ellers+
Elie' born May 6#' #%0& at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ He *arried Antoinia
VDatataitsipi(tsakiV the daughter of
Matusohan and Auetsipiaki on
4ece*ber 0' #%&0 at Badger Creek' 3t+
Peter;s Mission+ Elie also signed this
petition+
Madeleine @ariepy' born April #6' #%0H
in 3t /rancois Ba)ier+ 3he *arried
Louis Bruno ACure' the son of Antoine
1,u(shish2 ACure and <ictoiie Lari)iere
in #%%! at 3t+ Peter;s Mission' Montana+
ean @ariepy' born March #5' #%5#+ He
*arried Henrietta Blandion dite 9hite'
the daughter of 9illia* Blandion and
Rosalie Malaterre in #%%! at 3t+ Perters
Mission' Montana+
Melanie @ariepy' born' #%56 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
Charles @ariepy' *arried Date
3her*an' then *arried Catherine /idler+
Marie @ariepy' born #%5% on the plains
near Medicine Hat' christened at ,eton
Ri)er' Montana' *arried <ital E*ard'
in #%%0 at Choteau+
osephine @ariepy' born October #!'
#%&6 at Cypress hills' *arried @abriel
3alois' son of ,oussaint 3alois and
Helene Breland in #%H%+ 3he died at
4upuyer' Montana in #H00+
oseph @ariepy' baptiCed on 8uly #%'
#%&$ at the 3outh /ork ,eton Ri)er'
Montana+ He *arried Marie Philo*ene
Houle' the daughter of charles Houle
and /elicite Martel in #%H6 at 3t+
oseph+
@arepee attended a /rench school at 9hite
Horse Plains' Canada' for two years' and this
closed his scholastic education' although he
!H
,hey re-uested a reopening of the buffalo hunt between
.o)e*ber #0 and /ebruary #0 each year and the granting of
a Metis reser)eM identified as a strip of land running for #0"
*iles along the A*erican border beginning where the
Pe*bina Ri)er crosses the border+ ,his strip of land was to
be fifty *iles fro* north to south+
has ac-uired in the school of life a practical
business e7perience that richly co*pensates
for the lack of the other+ Lntil his fatherUs
death' in #%05' he re*ained at ho*e
industriously working on the far*' and after
this he beca*e a noted buffalo hunter in
Canada' which occupation he followed until
#%5%' when he ca*e to Montana and located at
/ort Benton' which he *ade head-uarters for
buffalo hunting until #%%!' when the A*erican
bison practically ceased to e7ist and his
occupation was gone+ But he was e-ual to the
e*ergency and in that sa*e year secured a
ranch on the upper ,eton Ri)er' eighteen *iles
fro* Choteau' ,eton County' and for twel)e
years engaged in stockraising+ ,his property he
sold in #%H5' and fro* that ti*e he has resided
with his son' Eli' who has a fine ranch on Cut
Bank Ri)er' and with his daughter+ E*ily' the
wife of Adolphus /ellers' li)ing near 4upuyer'
,eton county+ Mr+ @arepee' although ad)anced
in years' is still healthy and acti)e' and has a
nu*ber of plans *apped out for hunting and
trapping in the *ountains+ He has se)en
children M Mrs' E*ily /ellersM Magdaline' now
of .orth 4akotaM ohnnie' at 3t+ PeterUs
*issionM Charles' li)ing on the ,eton Ri)erM
Mary' *arried and residing in CanadaM Eli'
owner of the ranch on the Cut Bank ri)er' and
osephine' wife of @abriel 3elwood =3alois>'
now li)ing on the Lpper 4epuyer Ri)er+ =/ro*
Pro$essive Men of Montana p+ #00&(#00%>
#%%" Montana Census showsA @uardupee
Baptiste ? white ? *ale ? age $% ? occupation
/ar*er ? cannot read ? cannot write ? born
Canada ? father born Canada ? *other born
Canada ? li)ing at .orth Bank' Lpper ,eton
Ri)er' Choteau' with wife ulia @uardupee'
daughters Madaleine' Mary and osephine
@uardupee' sons ohn and Charles @uardupee'
stepson oseph @uardupee' stepdaughter 3arah
@uardupee' grandson Eli @uardupee'
granddaughter ulia @uardupee+
&ariepy$ 6osephte Helen% -*% 18../
osephte was the daughter of /rancois
@ariepy and Helene Poitras+ 3he *arried a*es
@rant' the son of Cuthbert @rant and Marie
Mc@illis in #%5! at Pe*bina+
&ari5py -&uardipee/$ Leonide <Can-da-Ee-
!am-!hi> -*% 1813/
Leonide' called 1Can(da(we(ca*(chi'2 was
born or christened on une !' #%0! at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of Louis @ariepy and
6"
Marie Cardinal+ His grandparents were Louis
@ariepy 3r+ and osephte 4uchar*e+ He first
*arried osephte Boulette =before #%&6> then
*arried Marguerite Pelletier at Lebret on
3epte*ber 5' #%&0 and was later *arried to
Marie Rose Laro-ue 1Cak(ik(ay(asee(-uia2
=@oing(by(the(9ind>' born at @reat /alls'
Montana' the daughter of ean Baptiste Laroc-ue
and ulie Le*ire at udith Basin' Montana in
#%%#+ In #%&% Leonide and his father Louis were
*e*bers of the group of buffalo hunters at
Cypress Hills who petitioned the go)ern*ent for
a reser)e+ His younger brother Eli 1Isina*aken2
@uardipee =@ariepy> =#%0&(#H$!> also signed
this petition+ ,hey also signed the petition for a
Metis reser)e in Montana' sent by Louis Riel to
@eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
Leonide is listed on the Rocky Boy Band
Census of #H"H as W#"5' age 5"' his wife Cak(ik(
ay(asee(-uia =@oing Xby(the(9ind> is listed as
W#"&' age 05+ ,heir son Oat(chi(case =a*es> age
!"' born in Alberta' is listed as W#"%' Louis' age
#H is W ##$' and daughter Christine' age #& is
shown as W#"H+ Helen 1Mess(app2 age #$ is
W##"+ Charles age #" is W###+ Peter 1Chat(chepp'
age &' born at /ort Hall is W##!+ A*elia' age $'
born at Butte' is W##6+ ,he fa*ily also appears
on the Rocky Boy Band Census of #H#&+
3crip applicationA
@ariepy' Leonide ( Concerning his clai* as a
child ( Address' Medicine Hat ( Born' #%0" at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier ( /ather' Louis @ariepy r+' =MItis>'
deceased ( Mother' Marie Cardinal' =MItis> ( Married'
#%&& at :uUAppelle' to Marguerite Pelletier and to
Marie Rose Laroc-ue at Missouri' L3A in #%%# (
Children li)ing' two =na*es on declaration> ( Children
deceased' three ( 3crip for T!$" ( Clai* 6$!
&ari5py$ Louis% -*% 1838/
Louis @ariepy was the son of Louis
@ariepy and osephte 4uchar*e+ He *arried
Marie Cardinal the daughter of Antoine Cardinal
and Marie Co*ptois+ ,hey had children born in
Canada at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' /ort Ellice and
Lebret as well as in the L3A at /lat 9illow
Creek and Poplar Ri)er+ Louis and his sons'
Leonide and Elie also signed the petition for a
Metis reser)e in Montana' sent by Louis Riel to
@eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
&ariepy$ Louise% -*% 18('/
Louise was the daughter of Louis @ariepy
=b+ #&&#> and osephte =Chippewa>+ Louise
*arried Pierre Bonneau 3r+' the son of ean
Baptiste Bonneau and Louise =Chippewa> in
#%6" at 3t+ Boniface+
&ariepy$ Marguerite% -*% 181(/
Marguerite @ariepy was born on anuary #'
#%0" at Ri)iere au7 Castors' the daughter of
Bona)enture @ariepy =b+ #%!0> and Madeleine
Laroc-ue+ 3he *arried oseph Parisien on May
!#' #%&# in Lebret+ oseph was the son of oseph
Parisien and Marguerite La)allee Martin+
-)t%/ &ermain$ ,ndre <#ah *e dee>% -*% 18'7/
Andre 19ah be dee2 3t+ @er*ain was born
on 4ece*ber !"' #%6&' the son of /rancois 3t+
@er*ain and Louise /ossier+ He *arried
Catherine 3t+ 4enisM her brother Cuthbert also
signed this petition+ He then *arried Louise
3hort' daughter of a*es 3hort and Charlotte
@ladu+ ,hey had eight children+
3crip affida)it for 3t+ @er*ain' AndrIM
bornA anuary #' #%6%M fatherA /ranFois 3t+
@er*ain =/rench Canadian>M *otherA Louise
/ossier =MItis>M clai* noA !550M scrip noA
#!!6&M date of issueA April !"' #%&&M a*ountA
T#5"
3crip affida)it for 3t+ @er*ain' EliseM
bornA #%$&M husbandA AndrI 3t+ @er*ainM fatherA
a*es 3hort =MItis>M *otherA Marie @ladu
=MItis>M clai* noA #$&HM scrip noA #"$!6M date of
issueA !# August #%&5M a*ountA T#5"+
3t+ @er*ain' AndrIM for his deceased
childrenA ,ho*as' bornA #%&& at @rand
ClairiQreM diedA May' #%&H at Cypress HillsM
Hyacinthe' bornA #%&% at Cypress HillsM diedA
#%%0 at 3t+ ohnM addressA 9illiston' .orth
4akotaM fatherA AndrI 3t+ @er*ain =MItis and
deponent>M *other Ylise 3hort =MItis>M file ref+
H0%H%#M clai* no+ H&5+
3crip affida)it for 3t+ @er*ain' Elise =nee
3hort>M wife of AndrI 3t+ @er*ainM concerning
the clai*s of her childrenA Marie Rose 3t+
@er*ain' bornA !H 4ece*ber #%50M Henriette 3t+
@er*ain' bornA 0 /ebruary #%&"+
3t+ @er*ain' AndrIM for his *inor son' Eli
3t+ @er*ainM addressA 9illiston' .orth 4akotaM
bornA & March' #%%# at 9ood MountainM fatherA
AndrI 3t+ @er*ain =MItis and deponent>M
*otherA Ylise 3hort =MItis>M file ref+ H0%H%0M
clai* no+ H&&+
&ervais$ Charlotte% -*% 18.(/
Charlotte was born on October #"' #%$"'
the daughter of Ale7is @er)ais =b+ #%#%> and
Madeleine /agnant+ 3he *arried .orbert
6#
4elor*e' the son of Lrbain 4elor*8e and
Madeleine <i)ier in #%0% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
&irouC dit M!&illis$ Modeste% -*% 18.0/
Modeste was born on /ebruary !5' #%$5'
the son of Ale7andre @irou7 dit Mc@illis and
Marguerite Mindai*oyien Potino Bottineau+ He
*arried Isabelle Poitras' the daughter of @abriel
Poitras 3r+ and Isabelle Malaterre in #%55 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ Her farher also signed this
petition+ ,hey had the following childrenA
/rancois Ba)ier' b+ #%5& at 3/B+
Marie Elise' b+ #%5%' *arried
/rancois Bo7eur+
,oby' b+ #%&" at 9ood Mountain'
died #%&# at Lebret+
Marie 3eraphine' b+ #%&!' at 9ood
MountainM died #%&% at Cypress
Hills+
Louis Riel' b+ #%&$ at 9ood
Mountain' *arried Marguerite
,ho*as+
ean Marie' b+ #%&5 at 9ood
Mountain' died #%&& at
:u;Appelle+
Adele' b+ #%&% at 9ood Mountain'
died #%&%+
Mathilda' b+ #%&H at Cypress Hills'
*arried Alphonse Langer+
Marguerite' b+ #%%6 at 9illow
Bunch' *arried ean Marie
9hitford+
Rose Athalie' b+ #%%5 at 9illow
Bunch' *arried Peter 4u*ont then
8oseph Rain)ille+
Marie /lorestine' b+ #%%% at
9illow Bunch' died #%H#+
&ladu$ ,ntoine )r% -*% !% 18(8/
Antoine was the son of Charles @ladu 3r+
and Marguerite Ross+ He was first *arried to
osephte 4es8arlais in #%6& at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ After her death he *arried Marie Anne
Bourassa' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Bourassa+
&ladu$ ,ntoine 6r% -*% 18'1/
Antoine @ladu was born on 4ece*ber !!'
#%60 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Charles
@ladu and Madeleine Poitras+ He *arried
Catherine /agnant' the daughter of /rancois
/agnant and Madeleine Le*ire on 3epte*ber
!%' #%0& at Pe*bina+ His two brothers(in(law'
9illia* and /rancois /agnant also signed this
petition+
,heir children wereA
Eulalie' born #%0%+ 3he later *arried
Ale7ander 4a)is born #%0!' the son of
ean Baptiste 4a)is and ulie
4esno**e+ He was a *e*ber of this
hunting band and signed the petition+
3arah' born #%5"' *arried a*es
9hitford+ a*es was born at Pe*bina
on 3epte*ber #$' #%0$' the son of
a*es /+ 9hitford and Marguerite
/agnant+ a*es also signed this
petition+
Michel' born #%50' Marie then Ca*ille
Ritchot+
/rancois Ba)ier' born #%5&+
Madeleine' born #%5H died prior to
#%%0+
.apoleon' born #%&!' died in #%%#+
Helene' born #%&0 at Cypress Hills'
died in #%%0+
ean Raphael' born %&&' died in #%&%+
Charles Bruno' died in #%%!+
3crip affida)it CatherineM for her deceased childrenA
.apoleon' bornA #%&! at /isher' .orth 4akotaM diedA
## May' #%%# at /latt CreekM HIlQne' bornA #%&0 at
Cypress HillsM diedA & October' #%%0 at Oak LakeM
Charles Bruno' bornA #%%! at Oak LakeM addressA
/isher' .orth 4akotaM fatherA Antoine @ladu =MItis>M
*otherA Catherine /agnant =MItis and deponent>M heirA
their brother' /rank @laduM .apolIon' scrip cert+A for*
/' no+ !"5$M Charles Bruno' scrip cert+A for* /' no+
!"50M HIlQne' scrip cert+A for* /' no+ !"55M clai* no+
60% Oak LakeM diedA #0 4ece*ber' #%%! at Oak LakeM
addressA /isher' .orth 4akotaM fatherA Antoine @ladu
=MItis>M *otherA Catherine /agnant =MItis and
deponent>M heirA their brother' /rank @laduM .apolIon'
scrip cert+A for* /' no+ !"5$M Charles Bruno' scrip
cert+A for* /' no+ !"50M HIlQne' scrip cert+A for* /' no+
!"55M clai* no+ 60%+
&ladu$ ;ulalie% -*% 1818/
Eulalie was born on 3epte*ber !' #%0%' the
daughter of Antoine @ladu =b+ #%60> and
Catherine /agnant+ Eulalie *arried Ale7andre
4a)is r+ the son of ean Baptiste 4a)is and ulie
4esno**ie in #%&0 at Lebret+
&ladu$ Larose% -*% 180(/
Larose was the daughter of Charles @ladu
=b+ #%6"> and @en)ie)e Parisien+ 3he *arried
3e)ere Ha*elin' the son of ac-ues Bonho**e
Ha*elin and Mary Allary in #%&&+
6!
&ladu$ Mi!hel 6r% <T!he-:uon-en!e%> -*% 18'(/
Michel' known as 1,che(-uon(ence2 was
born on May #"' #%6" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the
son of Charles @ladue and Marguerite Ross+ He
*arried Marie Catherine 9ilkie' the daughter of
ean Baptiste 9ilkie and A*able ACure in #%0!
at Pe*bina+ He then *arried Marie Ca*ille
Ritchot in #%%% at 3t+ oseph;s+
&ladu$ Charles% -*% 18'(/
Charles was the son of Charles @ladu and
Madeleine Poitras+ He first *arried @ene)ie)e
Parisien' the daughter of ean Baptiste Parisien
and Charlotte .olin in #%0$ at Pe*bina+ He then
*arried Marie LeocadiC Martel the daughter of
ean Baptiste Martel and osephte @odon+
Children of Charles and @ene)ie)eA
Charles' born #%0$' died #%00+
Charles' born #%00' died #%&! on the
plains+
Marie Anastasie' born #%05' *arried
oseph A*yotte then 9illia* Morin+
Esther' born #%0%' *arried Antoine
9ilkie' the son of ean Baptiste 9ilkie
and A*able ACure+
Larose' born #%5"' *arried 3e)ere
Ha*elin' the son of ac-ues Bonho**e
Ha*elin and Mary Allary+ 3e)ere was a
*e*ber of this band and signed the
petition 3I)Qre also signed the petition
for a Metis reser)e in Montana' sent by
Louis Riel to @eneral .elson A+ Miles'
August 5' #%%"+
Bruno' born #%5#' died #%&$+
Children of Charles and MarieA
Charles' known as ,chee(guan2'
born #%5%' died #H!% at Medicine
Lake+
3arah' born #%&#' *arried Andrew
Morin+
ean Marie' born #%&! at Lebret+
Marie Leocadie' born #%&$ at
Lebret' died in #%H0 at 4unsieth+
Marie Louise' born #%&5' *arried
3t+ Pierre Morin+
Marie Rosalie' born #%&5 at 9ood
Mountain' died in #%H6 at 3t+
Louis+
Claude' born #%%"' *arried Marie
Adeline 4ubois+
ean Moise' born #%%$ at Belcourt'
*arried Marie Pauline 4ubois+
oseph' born #%%$' *arried Marie
Parisien then *arried Marie Louise
Marion+
9illia*' born #%%0' *arried Alicia
4ubois+
Louis ohn' born #%%%' died #H&#
at Medicine Lake+
&ladu$ )arah% -*% 180(/
3arah was born on une !!' #%5"' the
daughter of Antoine @ladu and Catherine
/agnant+ 3arah *arried a*es 9hitford r+' the
son of a*es /rancois 9hitford and Marguerite
/agnant in #%&% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
&onneville$ ;li2a*eth% -*% 18.7/
EliCabeth was the daughter of Ale7is
@onne)ille =b+ #%#&> and osephte ,rottier =the
daughter of Andre ,rottier Marguerite Pa-uette
dite 3t+ 4enis>+ EliCabeth+*arried 3t+ Pierre
Morin' the son of Antoine *orin and ,herese
Laroc-ue in #%&# at 4uck Lake+
&onneville$ Lu!ie$ Louise% -*% 1811/
Lucie was the daughter of Ale7is
@onne)ille =b+ #%#&> and osephte ,rottier+ 3he
*arried Paul Pelletier' the son of Pierre Pelletier
and and osephte 4escha*ps in #%&# at Lebret+
&osselin$ Helene% -*% 18.'/
Helene was born on August !$' #%$6' at 3t+
.orbert' the daughter of /rancois @osselin =b+
#%#&> and 3uCanne Lafournaise+ 3he *arried
ohn 4es*arais' the son of oseph 4es*arais
and Adelaide Cle*ont in #%5H at 3t+ .orbert+
&osselin$ Marguerite% -*% 18.3/
Marguerite was born on October !H' #%$!
at 3t+ .orbert' the daughter of /rancois @osselin
and 3uCanne Lafournaise+ 3he *arried Louis
Morin' the son of Antoine *orin and ,herese
Laroc-ue in #%5! at 3t+ .orbert+
&rand*ois$ )ophie% -*% 1837/
3ophie was the daughter of Michel
@randbois =b+ #&%#> and Marguerite Landry+ 3he
*arried oseph Le)eille' the son of Pierre
Le)eille and ulie McDenCie in #%0% at Pe*bina+
&rant$ 6ames% -*% 18'7/
a*es @rant was born on March !!' #%6&
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Cuthbert @rant
and Marie Mc@illis+ He *arried osephte Helene
66
@ariepy' born anuary #"' #%$$' the daughter of
/ranFois @ariepy and Helene Poitras on une #5'
#%5! at Pe*bina+ Like *any Metis hunting and
trading fa*ilies they had children born at se)eral
locations across the plains+
osette and a*es @rant had the following
childrenA
Mary' born #%5&' died #%&& at Lebret+
Marie <irginie' born #%&# at 3t+ oseph'
4akota ,erritory+
Marie /lorestine' born #%&! at 3t+
/ranFois Ba)ier' died #%&$ at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
oseph Cuthbert' born #%&$ at 9ood
Mountain' died #%&$' age !6 at
:u;Appelle+
Marie osephine' born #%&5 at 9ood
Mountain' died #%%% at age ##+
Allyre' born #%&% at 9ood Mountain+
Marie Ernestine' born #%!# at Datepwe'
died #%H! at age ##+
oseph Alfred' born #%%6 at Datepwe'
died #%H& at age #$+
Cle*ent oseph' born #%%5 at Lebret+
a*es @rant ca*e west with his father
Cuthbert @rant on the annual buffalo hunt+ a*es
@rant e)entually settled at the east end of Lake
Datepwe in the :u;Appelle <alley+ ,hey ca*e
with horse drawn Red Ri)er carts' bringing about
0" horses' a few head of cattle' saws' a7es'
scythes' a wooden(bea* walking plow and all
their household ite*s+ In the su**er a*es
operated a cara)an of Red Ri)er carts bringing
supplies fro* 9innipeg to ,roy and /ort
:u;Appelle+ In the winter' after the railroad
ca*e through' he hauled freight by sleigh into
Prince Albert for Archie Mc4onald' the HBC
/actor at /ort :u;Appelle+ ,he route he used
was o)er the ,ouchwood ,rail' a trip which took
si7 weeks+
In #%&% a*es @rant signed the petition of
the Metis hunting band at Cypress Hills+
3ubse-uently a*es @rant signed the 3epte*ber
!' #%%" petition fro* Peter LaPierre and other
Metis of :uUAppelle 3ettle*ent concerning
Metis land clai*s that subse-uently went
unanswered by the go)ern*ent+ ,his petition
was addressed to the Mar-uis of Lorne' V,his
hu*ble petition of Peter LaPierre' 3i*on
Blondin' ohn /isher' Ale7ander /isher' ohn
3i*pson' Ba)ier 4esno**I' and others'
Halfbreeds of :uUAppelle 3ettle*ent etc+
&rant$ Maria% -*% 183(/
Maria was the daughter of Cuthbert @rant
=b+ #&H6> and Marie Madeleine 4es*arais =b+
#%"0>+ Maria' at age #0' *arried Pascal Breland
=b+ #%##>' the son of Pierre du Boishue Breland
and osephte =Louise> Belly =Metis>+
&uil*ault$ ,ngeli:ue -*% 183(/
Angeli-ue was the daughter of oseph
guilbault+ 3he *arried Baptiste BriQre =b+ #%6#>
the son of ean Baptiste Bruyere =#&&!(#%$#>
and /rancoise =3erpente>+ Angeli-ue was his
third wife' they had si7 children between #%6H
and #%5#+
Haggeyt -Haggai/$ Louis% =b+ #%$&>
Louis' an A*erican' was *arried to Mary
Roy =Ding>' a Metis born in #%00' they li)ed at
/ort 9alsh' Maple Creek' 9illow Bunch and
9ood Mountain+ Louis had worked as a scout for
the .+9+M+P+ in 9ood Mountain+ ,hey are listed
in the /ort 9alsh Census of #%%# li)ing in
household W## with their son Ale7' age four+
6"
Louis and Marie =3AB R(A6$$$>
Louis operated a freighting outfit hauling
goods between /ort 9alsh and /ort Benton on
the Missouri Ri)er+ ,his lasted until /ort 9alsh
closed in #%%!' Louuis and Mary Haggeyt then
*o)ed east into the 9ood Mountain area+
Metis scrip clai*A Haggeyt' LouisM
heir to his deceased son' Peter HaggeyM
clai* no+ ##5M addressA 9ood MountainM
bornA May' #%%$ at Maple CreekM diedA
March' #%%0 at Maple CreekM fatherA Louis
Haggeyt =MItis O deponent>M *otherA Mary
6"
,hel*a Poirier =Ed+>' !ood Mountain 1plands" .rom the
Bi$ Muddy to the .renchman %iver+ 9ood Mountain' 3DA
9ood Mountain Historical 3ociety' !"""A 6$' 0%' H$+
6$
Ding or Roy+ He applied for scrip for fi)e
deceased and one li)ing child+
Hamelin$ ,ngeli:ue% -*% 18'8/
Angeli-ue was the daughter of oseph
Ha*elin =b+ #%#"> and ,herese 4uchar*e =b+
#%"%>+ In #%0&' at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' Angeli-ue
*arried 9illia* 3wain 3r+ =b+ #%6%> the son of
ohn 3wain =b+ #%#%> and Marguerite Allary+
,hey had eight children between #%0% and #%%!'
born )ariously at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' 3t+ Peter;s'
Montana' 4uck Lake and the Cypress Hills+
,heir sons ean Baptiste =b+ #%5$>' 9illia* r+
=b+ #%5#> and ohn =b+ #%0%> also signed this
petition+
Hamelin$ )5vBre% -*% 1813/
3I)Qre was born on May #6' #%0!' at
Pe*bina' the son of ac-ues Bonho**e
Ha*elin
6#
and Mary Allary =Henry>+ He *arried
LaRose @ladue' the daughter of Charles @ladue
and @ene)ie)e Parisien in #%&&+ Charles @ladue
was also a *e*ber of this band and signed the
petition+ 3I)Qre also signed the petition for a
Metis reser)e in Montana' sent by Louis Riel to
@eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
3I)Qre and his nephew .or*an appear on
the ,urtle Mountain Band census of #%%5+
3e)ere Ha*elin' his wife LaRose @ladu and
3e)ere;s nephew .or*an Ha*elin appear on the
#H"" Montana Census for ,eton County+
A*yotte' MadeleineM as clai*ant for her
deceased niece Martine Ha*elinM clai* no+
##"6M addressA /ile HillsM bornA & August' #%&H
at 9ood MountainM fatherA 3e)ere Ha*elin
=MItis>M *otherA Marie Rose @ladu =MItis>M
diedA & May' #%%"M file ref+ HH%%%!
Houle$ ,leCandre <Mash-=oo-pee-meesh>% -*%
18.8/
Ale7andre 1Mash(koo(pee(*eesh2 Houle
was born on .o)e*ber #&' #%$%' the son of
Charles Houle and Catherine /alardeau+ He
*arried Marguerite 4a)is' the daughter of ean
Baptiste 4a)is and ulie 4esno**e in #%&# at
Lebret+ ,wo of his brothers(in(law also signed
this petition+ Ale7andre Houle' his wife
Marguerite and se)en children appear on the
,urtle Mountain Band census of #%%H+
6#
ac-ues Bonho**e Ha*elinM born #0 anuary #&H&M
*arried Mary Allary' daughter of =((Z((> Allary and Charlotte
(' before #%!6M died !& October #%05 at age 0HM buried !%
October #%05 Assu*ption' Pe*bina+
Houle' Ale7ander ( Concerning his clai*
as a head of fa*ily ( Address' 9illow Bunch (
Born' #%$& at Pe*bina ( /ather' Charles Houle'
=MItis>' deceased ( Mother' Catherine
4uchar*e' =MItis> ( Married' May #%&" to
Marguerite 4a)is at :uUAppelle ( Children
li)ing' si7 ( Children deceased' four ( 3crip for
T#5" ( Clai* #0%$+
Houle' BaptisteM addressA Laurette' .orth
4akotaM clai* no+ 0$&M bornA #%&6 at /ort
:uUAppelleM fatherA Ale7ander Houle =MItis>M
*otherA Marguerite 4a)is =MItis>M scrip cert+A
for* C' no+ 6#"+
Houle -Dole/$ ,ndr5 -*% 181./
,hree Houle brothers fro* 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier signed the Cypress Hills petitionA
Andre
/rancois' and
Cali7te
Andre Houle was born on 3epte*ber $'
#%0$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of /rancois
Houle =b+ #%"0> and Marguerite @ariepy+ He
*arried Leonille Pelletier the daughter of
Alphonse Pelletier and Madeleine 4es8arlais in
#%%! at Milk Ri)er' Montana+
Houle' AndreM addressA Maple CreekM
clai* no+ 0"M bornA #%0" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM
fatherA /rancois Houle =MItis>M *otherA osephte
@ariepy =MItis>M *arriedA #%%! at Milk Ri)er to
Leonide PelletierM children deceasedA #' not
na*edM scrip for T!$"+""+
Houle -Dole/$ Cali!e -CaliCte/% -*% 1801/
Cali7te Houle was born on March #5' #%5#'
the son of /rancois Houle =b+ #%"0> and
Marguerite @ariepy+
Houle -Dole/$ 7ranFois% -*% 18.3/
/rancois Houle was born on March #&'
#%$! at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of /rancois
Houle =b+ #%"0> and Marguerite @ariepy+
Houle$ 6osephte% -*% 18.8/
osephte was born on 3epte*ber #' #%$H at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of /rancois
Houle =b+ #%"0> and Marguerite @ariepy+
osephte *arried Celestin 3t+ 4enis' the son of
ac-ues 3t+ 4eni and @ene)ie)e 4urant in #%&!
at 3t+ Laurent 3k+
Houle$ Magdeleine% -*% 1831/
Magdeleine was born at 3t+ Cle*ent;s' the
daughter of Antoine Houle =b+ #&HH> and
60
Marguerite =3aulteau7>+ Magdeleine' *arried
ean Baptiste 4uchar*e' the son of .icolas
4uchar*e dit Charon and Charlotte =3aulteau7>+
Houle$ Therese ;li2a*eth% -*% 18(1/
,herese was the daughter of Antoine Houle
=b+ #&%#> and osephte LauCon+ ,herese *arried
oseph Ouellette' the son of oseph Ouellette and
Angeli-ue =Assiniboine>+ Her sons' Antoine =b+
#%6$>' ean Baptiste =b+ #%6&>' and oseph r+ =b+
#%!$> all signed this petition+
Hughes$ ;lise -;li2a/%
Elise was the daughter of 3a*uel Hughes
and Marguerite 4es8arlais+ Elise *arried
/rancois Lafontaine' the son of ean Baptiste
Lafontaine =b+ #%!0> and /rancoise Martin in
#%5% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ ,hey had eight
children born )ariously at Poplar Point'
:u;Appelle' Cypress Hills' ,eton Ri)er'
Montana' ,ouchwood Hills and Lebret+
6eannotte$ Marie% -*% 18.7/
Marie was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the
daughter of /rancois eannotte =b+ #%#!> and
Pierre /alcon;s daughter' Madeleine /alcon+
Marie *arried Ale7andre Mc@illis' the swon of
Ale7andre Mc@illis and Marguerite Bottineau in
#%50 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ 3he died in #H"5 at
9illow Bunch+
6erome$ ;ise% -*% 18.'/
Elise was born on une #0' #%$6 at 3t+
.orbert' the daughter of Martin ero*e =b+ #%"">
and EliCabeth 9ilkie+ Elise *arried Ma7i*e
Marion =b+ #%6%>' the son of /rancois Marion
and Angeli-ue 4escha*ps dite Moreau' in #%5!
at Pe*bina+
6oli*ois$ Baptiste <Mash-=oo-pee-meesh>% -*%
1811/
Baptiste 1Mash(koo(pee(*eesh2 olibois
was born on uly !"' #%0#' the son of ean
Baptiste olibois and Marguerite Robillard+
Baptiste' his wife Marie Matilde Landry and si7
children appear on the ,urtle Mountain Band
census of #%H!+ Marie was the daughter of Louis
Landry =b+ #%6"> and Louise Ouellette+ Louise
Ouellette was the daughter of 8oseph Ouellette
and ,herese Houle+
Dieise$ 6oseph%
Dipling$ "an!y% -*%!% 181(/
.ancy was born at Red Ri)er' the daughter
of ohn Ra* Dipling =b+c+ #&&0> and Margaret
Okanese+ 3he was first *arried to Michel
@ra)elle and then *arried to Ale7is
Labo*barde+ Her daughter 4o*itilde @ra)elle
was *arried to ean Baptiste 4u*ont at Batoche+
Ale7is and .ancy li)ed along the upper
Missouri Ri)er where Ale7is worked as a hunter'
guide' interpreter for the 3iou7 and Blackfoot+
,he A*erican /ur Co*pany at /ort Lnion and
/ort Pierre e*ployed hi* as a labourer+ He was
also e*ployed by ohn acob Audubon;s
E7pedition and was an interpreter for the
Blackfoot Agency in Montana+
Dlyne$ ,ndr5% -18.(-18(./
Andre Dlyne was born at Point 4ouglas'
the son of Michael Dlyne 3r+ and Madeleine
Millet dit Beauche*in+ He *arried Elise
4es8arlais' the daughter of Antoine 4es8arlais dit
Morel and Louise <allee at 3t+ oseph;s+ ,hey
had ## children born at 3t+ oseph;s' 4e)ils
Lake' 9ood Mountain' Lebret and /ile Hills+
Andrew Dlyne was at one ti*e a band *e*ber
of Cowessess Band+
Dlyne$ Mi!hel -*% 18'8/
Michael Dlyne was born at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier' the son of Michael Dlyne 3r+ and
Madeleine Millet dit Beauche*in+ He *arried
Helene 4a)is the daughter of ean Baptiste
4a)is and ulie 4esno**ie+ ,hey had si7
children at 4e)il;s Lake' 3t+ oseph;s' 9ood
Mountain and Lebret+ He then *arried Marie
<allee at Lebret in #%&5+
Many of the fa*ilies who signed this
petition' 1such as the fa*ilies of .orbert 9elsh'
Roderick Ross' Cuthbert 3t+ 4enis and Michel
Dlyne established per*anent ho*es near the
Catholic Mission at Lebret+2
6!
Dole + )ee Houle%
La*om*arde$ ,leCis% =b+ #%"6>
In #%60' at Red Ri)er Ale7is *arried !0(
year(old .ancy Dipling' the widow of Michel
@ra)el+ Her daughter 4o*itilde @ra)el was
*arried to ean Baptiste 4u*ont at Batoche+
Baptiste and his father ean 1Petit2 4u*ont were
both acti)e in the #%%0 Resistance+ Ale7is and
.ancy li)ed along the upper Missouri Ri)er
where Ale7is worked as a hunter' guide'
6!
3herry /arrell Racette' 13ewing Oursel)es ,ogetherA
Clothing' 4ecorati)e Arts and the E7pression of Metis and
Half Breed Identity+2 9innipeg' Lni)ersity of Manitoba' Ph+
4+ dissertation' !""$A 0%+
65
interpreter for the 3iou7 and Blackfoot+ ,he
A*erican /ur Co*pany at /ort Lnion and /ort
Pierre e*ployed hi* as a labourer+ He was also
e*ployed by ohn acob Audubon;s E7pedition
and was an interpreter for the Blackfoot Agency
in Montana+
66
Elie @ariIpy re*e*bered
Labo*barde as a 1large dark *an JwhoK wore
his hair long and usually dressed in buckskin+2
6$

Ale7is Labo*barde worked as /ather
Ale7is Andre;s interpreter when he was
*ediating between the 3iou7 and the L3
go)ern*ent in #%5!(56+ He had witnessed the
Cypress Hills Massacre and later ser)ed as an
interpreter for the .+9+M+P+ at Cypress Hills+
60
In
#%&&' Ale7is Labo*barde was working with
/arwell and associates' including a*es
Marshall' Andrew Peterson' Derr' @ary Bourke
and Philander <ogle' out of /ort Benson into
Canada+
Ale7is was arrested on May #H' #%%0
Regina on August #$' #%%0 recei)ed a
conditional discharge for his part in the #%%0
Resistance+ He was %! years of age at that ti*e+
Resistance participants re*e*ber Cayenne dit
Labo*barde as Riel;s interpreter for he spoke
fifteen Indian dialects+ He was blind in one eye
in #%%0+
In his testi*ony of August #6' #%%0 at the
Regina trial /ather Ale7is Andre saysA
Ale7is Labo*barde is a poor' old al*ost
blind *an+ He has a wife but no children'
eighty(two years of age+ I ha)e known hi*
for twenty(fi)e years past+ I was sent by the
@o)ern*ent as a co**issioner to the
3iou7 in #%5!' during the *assacre' and
this old *an was *y interpreter at the ti*e+
I found hi* honest' trusty and reliable+ He
has been acting as an interpreter the greater
part of his life' and he is now accused of
acting in that capacity between Riel and the
3iou7+ He did so without any e)il intent'
and without any idea that he was doing
wrong+ I know *yself that he told the 3iou7
to be *oderate and not to killM this I know
fro* the 3iou7 the*sel)es who told *e+
.ow' to punish this old *an for acting as
an interpreter would be 8ust about as 8ust as
to punish a telephone for carrying sound+ I
do not think the @o)ern*ent of Canada
will ad)ance her own glory or the interests
of the 4o*inion by going to the cradle to
66
3herry /arrell Racette+ Op+ cit+A 0#' #&H+
6$
Ibid+ #%"+
60
4ouglas 9+ Light' .ootprints in the 2ust. .orth
BattlefordA ,urner(9arwick Publications Inc+' #H%&A 0#$+
find cri*inals' or on the )erge of the gra)e
to find )icti*s+ =C3P' #%%5' <ol+ #6' p+
6%$>+
La*uler dit Lafournaise' Ce!ile% -*% 181./
Cecile was born on /ebruary 0' #%0$' at
Pe*bina' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Lafournaise =b+ #%#0> and Marguerite @osselin+
3he *arried ,heodore Ma7i*e Poitras =b+ #%6H>'
the son of Pierre Poitras and Marie Bruyere+
La*uler dit Lafournaise$ 65rIme -18.7-18('/
ero*e was born in #%$&' the son of ean
Baptiste Lafournaise and Marguerite @osselin+
He *arried Priscilla 9ells the daughter of
Edouard 9ills and Isabelle Mc@illis+ ,his
buffalo hunting fa*ily had children born across
the prairies at 4uha*el' Cypress Hills' Red
Ochre Hills' 3t+ Laurent' and 9ood Mountain+
Pricilla;s *other' father and four brothers were
also part of this hunting brigade+ ero*e died on
3epte*ber #5' #H"6 at 4uha*el+
La*ruler dit Lafournaise$ Marguerite%
Marguerite was the daughter of @abriel
Lafournaise and 3usanne Collin+ 3he *arried
Elie Parenteau' the son of oseph Parenteau and
3uCanne 4aigneault+ 3he was his third wife+
,hey had si7 children born )ariously at
Lewistown' 9ood Mountain' Big ,i*ber and
Cypress Hills+
La*ruler dit Lafournaise$ MaCime% -*% 180(/
Ma7i*e Lafournaise dit Laboucane was
born on anuary 6"' #%5" at 3t+ .orbert' the son
of @abriel Lafournaise dit Laboucane =b+ #%6$>
and 3usanne Collin+ He died on uly 6' #%%0 at
Ri)iQre au7 Rose+
La*ruler dit Lafournaise$ "apol5on -*% 1801/
.apoleon Lafournaise was born on the
plains in #%5#' the son of oseph Lafournaise =b+
#%6&> and Madeleine Poitras+ He *arried Marie
,herese Mc@illis' the daughter of Angus
Mc@illis and Isabelle /agnant in #%%# at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ ,hey had eight children all born
at 9illow Bunch+
Lafournaise' .apoleon ( Concerning his
clai* as a child ( Address' 9illow Bunch (
Born' #%5# on the Plains ( /ather' oseph
Lafournaise' =MItis> ( Mother' Madeleine
Poitras' =MItis> ( Married' #%%# at 3t+
Boniface to Marie Mc@illis ( Children
li)ing' three' Marie born #%%6' EliCa born
#%%$ and osephine born #%%0( 3crip for
T!$" ( Clai* #56#
6&
La*ruler dit Lafournaise$ Pierre% -*% 1818/
Pierre Lafournaise was born on May 5'
#%0H at /ort Ellice' the son of ean Baptiste
Lafournaise and Marguerite @osselin+ He
*arried Rose Marie Ross' the daughter of ohn
Ross and Marie Rose @rant+
3crip affida)it for Lafournaise' 3t+ PierreM
bornA May 5' #%0HM fatherA Baptiste
LafournaiseM *otherA Margaret @osselin+
Ross' Marie RoseM addressA Battle Ri)er
3ettle*entM bornA uly' #%5# at :uUAppelle
<alleyM fatherA ohnny Ross =MItis>M
*otherA Margaret @rant =MItis>M *arriedA %
.o)e*ber' #%%" at 4uck Lake to 3t+ Pierre
LafournaiseM children li)ingA Marie 3t+
Anne' ero*e' Alfred and @eorgeM children
deceasedA ean BaptisteM scrip for T!$"+""M
clai* no+ #0!+
La*ruler dit Lafournaise$ #illiam% -*% 18.(/
@uillau*e Lafournaise was the older brother of
ero*e a son of ean Baptiste Lafournaise and
Marguerite @osselin+ He *arried Caroline
@ariepy' the daughter of /rancois @ariepy and
Helene Poitras+ ,hey li)ed at Lebret and 4uck
Lake+ In #%&%' 9illia* and other Metis buffalo
hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking
for a special Metis reser)e of land+
Lafontaine$ ,ntoine dit 7aillant% =#%$H(#%%H>
Antoine was the son of Cali7te 3r+ and
Charlotte Ada*+ He was born at 3t+ /ranFois
Ba)ier and it was there that he *arried
Madeleine Ross and in #%&# *arried Marie
4elor*e at Lebret+ In #%&%' Antoine and other
Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a
petition asking for a special Metis reser)e of
land+ ,ypical of buffalo hunting fa*ilies Antoine
and Madeleine had children born at 3askatoon'
9ood Mountain' Cypress Hills and Crooked
Lake+ ,hey were li)ing at 3aint Laurent at the
ti*e of the Resistance+ He was one of the
fighters at ,ourond;s Coulee and at Batoche+ He
was a Captain of one of the #H co*panies led by
@abriel 4u*ont during the #%%0 Metis
Resistance at Batoche+
Antoine Lafontaine noted in #H"#A I was
*arried at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier about thirty(nine
years ago J#%5!K+ I had been [tripping; in the
west+ + + + I li)ed in Manitoba in the winter and
hunted in the su**er+ I settled per*anently at
Oak Lake about twenty years ago J#%%"(%#K and
ha)e li)ed there e)er since+ + + I resided at
@rande Clairiere and Oak Lake twenty(two
years+ Before that on the Prairies+ I left 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier in #%&"+ + + + I *o)ed to Cypress
Hill around twenty(nine years ago =#%&!>+ I ha)e
always *o)ed about the prairie+ I *o)ed to
Hartney fifteen years ago J#%%0(%5K and ha)e
li)ed there e)er since+
65
His wife Philo*ene
annot noted in #H"# that she had li)ed in 3t+
/ranFois Ba)ier with her parents until she
*arried Antoine Lafontaine in #%5!+ /ollowing
her *arriage' she noted' they i**ediately left
for the west+ ,he settled at Oak Lake in #%%#+
,he birth and death places of her #6 children
read like a tra)elogue of the Buffalo plains+
6&
,he
tra8ectory of Cali7te Lafontaine and his fa*ily'
who settled at Oak Lake between #%&& and #%%"'
is so*ewhat different+ Cali7te' though a plains
hunter' retained a residence in 3t+ /ranFois
Ba)ier until he sold his ri)er lot in #%&&+ He then
*o)ed to the plains settling at Oak Lake with his
large fa*ily shortly thereafter+ ,hey did not
re*ain long' howe)er' *o)ing to Batoche
between #%%! and #%%$+ After the fighting at
Batoche' they escaped to the Metis enca*p*ent
at 3iou7 <alley then *o)ed south to ,urtle
Mountain+
Lafontaine$ 7ranFois -*% 18.7/
/rancois Da(Da(Deese Lafontaine was born
in #%$&' the son of ean Baptiste Lafontaine and
/rancoise Martin+ He was step(brother to Louis
Lafontaine+ He *arried Elise Hughes the
daughter of 3a*uel Hughes and Marguerite
4es8arlais in #%5% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ ,his
buffalo hunting fa*ily had children born across
the prairies at :u;Appelle' Cypress Hills' ,eton
Ri)er' ,ouchwood Hills and Lebret+ /rancois
initially took treaty with Muscowe-uan but
withdrew in #%%5+
Lafontaine$ &aspard -*% 1807/
@aspard was the son of Antoine Lafontaine
r+ =b+ #%$$> and Philo*Qne <estro dit annot =b+
#%$6>+ Philo*ene was the daughter of /rancois
eannotte and Madeleine /alcon+ Antoine r+ was
the son of Antoine Lafontaine 3r+ =b+ #%!"> and
Angeli-ue @ariepy' =b+ #%!!>+
3crip affida)it for Lafontaine' AntoineM bornA
3u**er #%$$M fatherA Antoine Lafontaine
=MItis>M *otherA Angeli-ue @ariepy =MItis>M
65
<arious affida)its of Antoine Lafontaine to support the
scrip applications of his deceased children in #H""("#+ .A'
R@ #0' 4(II(%(c' <ol+ #606+
6&
Ibid+' Affida)its of Philo*ene Lafontaine for the scrip
applications of her deceased children+
6%
clai* noA 6""#M scrip noA #!056M date of issueA
.o)e*ber #"' #%&HM a*ountA T#5"+
Lafontaine$ Louis% =#%$!(#H6H>
Louis' also known as Mar(yar*(*ons and
Mosho* 9iiCoon was the son of ean Baptiste
Lafontaine and /ranFoise Martin+ He was
*arried to Marie Madeleine Pelletier c+ #%5&
then E*elie 4es8arlais =Dooku* 3iinpiins>
so*eti*e after #%%H+ Like *ost buffalo hunters
he and his first wife had #" children born at
:u;Appelle' Lebret' Cypress Hills' 9ood
Mountain and Batoche+ In #%&%' Louis and other
Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a
petition asking for a special Metis reser)e of
land+
In the #%%"s when the buffalo had
disappeared' Louis attended the Crooked Lake
Agency and tried to get rations with the other
Metis and Chippewa(Cree at Cowessess Reser)e
but was told that he did not belong+
In #%%0 he was li)ing at Batoche+ He was a
*e*ber of Captain A*broise Cha*pagne;s
co*pany' one of the #H di,aines led by @abriel
4u*ont during the #%%0 Metis Resistance at
Batoche+ After the fighting at Batoche the fa*ily
*o)ed to ,urtle Mountain Reser)ation+
6%
Louis
and his first wife Madeleine appear on the ,urtle
Mountain Band Census in #%%5+ Louis and his
wife E*elie are on the ,urtle Mountain Band
Census; #%H"(H!+ Louis had three children with
E*elie 4es8arlais+
In #H"!' Louison Lafontaine and a nu*ber
of other Metis applied to be ad*itted to ,reaty at
Cowessess Band through the Crooked Lake
Agency+ In the fa*ily he listed his wife'
daughters ages #$' #! and nine and a son age 0+
He said his wife used to take ,reaty !6 years
ago+ ,his application was turned down+
He died at ,urtle Mountain on April ##'
#H6H+ His grandson' Louis /+ Lafontaine ser)ed
on the ,urtle Mountain ,ribal Council fro* #H0H
to #H5#+
Lafontaine$ "apol5on -*% 1803/
Probably the son of Antoine Lafontaine r+
=b+ #%$$> and Philo*Qne <estro dit annot =b+
#%$6>+ He would then be the brother of @aspard
Lafontaine noted abo)e+
Lafournaise+ )ee La*ruler%
Lafram*oise$ ,ngeli:ue% -*% 18'(/%
6%
@ail Morin+ Turtle Mountain Chippe&a* Pembina Band+
Annuity Payments and Census+ :uinton Publications' n+d+ p+
0#+
Angeli-ue was born on anuray #' #%6"' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Lafra*boise and
3uCanne Beaudry or @audry+ Angeli-ue *arried
Antoine ,rottier =b+ #%6$>' the son of Andre
,rottier and Marguerite Pa-uette dite 3t+ 4enis+
Lafram*oise$ ,ugustin% =#%$$(#%%0>
,he Lafra*boise fa*ily are descendants of
trader oseph Lafra*boise' born in #&&5 at
Mackinac and his wife osephte who was an
Assiniboine wo*an+
In #%%"' Augustin appears on the ,reaty
pay list of the Carlton 3tragglers+ His wife was
Band Me*ber W !& on the ,reaty Pay list of the
Pete-uakey Band at Muskeg Lake in #%%$+
6H
His
sister Lrsule was *arried to Charles ,rottier and
his brother ean Baptiste appears below+ His aunt
Louise Lafra*boise was *arried to Isidore
4u*ont+
Auguste was born at Red Ri)er' the son of
ean Baptiste Lafra*boise and 3uCanne Beaudry
=@audry>+ He *arried Louise Ledou7 =b+ #%$$>'
the daughter of Eusebe Ledou7 =b+ #%#0> and
Louise 4es8arlais =b+ #%!$>+ ,hey settled near
4uck Lake' ha)ing *o)ed fro* 3t+ /ranFois
Ba)ier+ ,heir sons Edouard and 4aniel also
signed this petition+ Augustin;s sister Lrsula was
*arried to Charles ,rottier the leader of the
Prairie Ronde Metis co**unity+ In #%&%'
Auguste and other Metis buffalo hunters at
Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking for a
special Metis reser)e of land+ He was a Captain
of one of the #H co*panies led by @abriel
4u*ont during the #%%0 Metis Resistance+ His
eldest son Edouard ser)ed in his Co*pany+
Augustin' also called 1Eustache2' was in)ol)ed
in the #%%0 Resistance at 4uck Lake with
4u*ont and was killed there by CroCier;s troops
on March !5' #%%0+ His wife and ten children
sur)i)ed hi*+
Lafram*oise$ Catherine% -*% 180./
Catherine was born on the 9hite Mud
Ri)er' the daughter of ean Baptiste Lafra*boise
=b+ #%6$> and Elise ,ho*as+ Catherine *arried
Ale7andre ,rottier =b+ #%5$>' the son of Michel
,rottier and Angeli-ue 4es8arlais in #%%$ at
Maple Creek+
Lafram*oise$ 9aniel% -*% 1808/
4aniel was born in LiCard Hills' the son of
Augustin Lafra*boise and Louise Ledou7+
4aniel *arried Marceline =3aulteau7 b+ #%&0> in
#%H# at 3t+ Laurent+ 4aniel took discharge fro*
6H
R@ #"' Annuity Pay lists' #%%6(#%%&+ ,reaties $' 5 and &+
6H
the Pete-uakey Band on October #6' #%%5+ In
#%&%' 4aniel and other Metis buffalo hunters at
Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking for a
special Metis reser)e of land+
Lafram*oise$ ;douard% -*% 180./
Edouard was the son of Augustin
Lafra*boise =b+ #%$$> and Louise Ledou7 =b+
#%$$>+ Edouard *arried Marie <irginie 4u*ont
at 4uck Lake and they had fi)e children+ Marie
4u*ont was the daughter of Isidore 4u*ont and
udith Parenteau+ Her father also signed this
petition+ Edouard subse-uently *arried /la)ie
Ledou7 =b+ #%&#> in #%H5 at 4uck Lake+ ,hey
had one daughter+ Edouard took discharge fro*
the Pete-uakey Band on October #6' #%%5+
Lafram*oise$ 6ean Baptiste -*% 18.1/
ean Baptiste was born on the 3ouris Ri)er'
#"" *iles south of Brandon' the son of ean
Baptiste Lafra*boise =b+ #%"5> and 3uCanne
Beaudry =@audry' b+ #%"H>+ He *arried Elise
,ho*as =b+ #%$$> the daughter of oseph
,ho*as =listed later> and Marie Adele 9akitipik
=Michel>+ Elise;s sister Catherine ,ho*as was
*arried to Ale7 ,rottier and her sister LaLouise
was *arried to 4a)id Boyer =listed abo)e>+ Her
brothers Bernard ,ho*as =b+ #%0H> and oseph
,ho*as =b+ #%$"> also signed this petition+ ,hey
were all *e*bers of Cowessess Band and left
,reaty in #%%5+
,ypical of buffalo hunting fa*ilies they had
children born across the prairies' at 3t+ Peter;s
Mission' Lebret' 3t+ Laurent' Maple Creek'
Medicine Hat and 9illow Bunch+
In the Canada Census of #%%# ean Baptiste
and Elise are recorded li)ing at Cypress Hills in
Household W $0+ 9ith the* are childrenA
Catherine =#$>' Madeleine =#!>' Ale7andre =#">'
Marie =H>' LaRose =&> and ulie =0>+
Lafram*oise$ Jrsule% -*% 18.'/
Lrsule was the daughter of ean Baptiste
Lafra*boise =b+ #%"5> and 3uCanne Beaudry or
@audry =b+ #%"!>+ Lrsule *arried Charles
,rottier =b+ #%6H>' the son of Andre ,rottier and
Marguerite Pa-uette dite 3t+ 4enis' in #%5" at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
Lafram*oise$ #illiam% -*% 181'/
9illia* Lafra*boise was born in March of
#%06' the son of /rancois Lafra*boise =b+ #%!&>
and Marie ,rottier =b+ #%6#>+ He *arried Marie
Rose 9ells =9elsh> b+ #%5# at Pe*bina' the
daughter of Edouard 9ells and Isabelle
Mc@illis' then *arried Catherine Berger' the
daughter of Pierre Berger and udith 9ilkie+ In
the #%%# Canada Census this fa*ily is recorded
as Household W 06 in the Cypress Hills+ 9ith
the* are children' /rancois Ba)ier =$> and
oseph =!>+ His father' /rancois Lafra*boise is
listed as Household W 0$+
Lam*ert$ 6ane% -*% 18'3/
ane was the daughter of Etienne La*bert
=b+ #&%0> and Catherine @addy =daughter of
a*es @addy and Mary =Piegan>+ ane *arried
Peter /iddler the son of charles /idler and Ann
3aunders at Headingley in #%&"+
Lam*ert$ )arah% -*% 18.0/
3arah was born on anuary %' #%$5' the
daughter of oseph La*bert =b+ #%!5> and Louise
<illebrun+ 3arah *arried Little 3hell Band
*e*ber Leonard 1Parkah(harh(-uon2 McDay'
born on 3epte*ber !"' #%$&+ Leonard McDay
was the son of 9illia* McDay and 3usanne
<ersailles ,hey *arried in #%5% at 3t+ .orbert+
Landry$ ,ngeli:ue% -*% 1837/
Angeli-ue was born on 4ece*ber 6#' #%!& at 3t+
<ital' the daughter of oseph Landry =b+ #&H0>
and @ene)ie)e Lalond+ Angeli-ue was first
*arried to Martin ero*e in #%$%+ 3he then
*arried Isidore 4u*ont 3r+' the son of ean
4u*ont and osephte =3arcee> in #%5& at 3t+
.orbert+
Landry$ Marguerite%
Marguerite was *arried to Michel ,rottier
=b+ #%6#' so*eti*e before #%&&+ 3he was his
second wife' he pre)iously *arried Angeli-ue
4es8arlais+ Marguerite and Michel had two
children both born on the Crooked Lake Reser)e+
ElCear' born anuary &' #%&& and Isidore born in
#%%"+ both children died at :u;Appelle
Residential 3chool
Landry$ Marie% -*% 181'/
Marie was the daughter of Louis Landry =b+
#%6"> and Louise Ouellette+ Louise Ouellette
was the daughter of oseph Ouellette and
,herese Houle+
Marie *arried ean Baptiste olibois+
Baptiste was born on uly !"' #%0#' the son of
ean Baptiste olibois and Marguerite Robillard+
Baptiste' his wife Marie Matilde Landry and si7
children appear on the ,urtle Mountain Band
census of #%H!+
Landry$ Marie% -*% 1818/
$"
Marie was the daughter of Pierre Landry
=b+c+ #%6#> and Madeleine Chadron+ 3he *arried
ean Baptiste 3par)ie+ ,hey li)ed at Cowessess
Reser)e+
Lang5 -Langer/$ 6ean Baptiste% -1811-18'(/
ean Baptiste Langer was the son of
Antoine Langer =b+ #%6!> and Louise Collin+ He
*arried ustine Malaterre =b+ #%00>' the daughter
of Ale7is Malaterre and Marguerite 9ard at
Lebret in #%&5+ He was a *e*ber of the ,urtle
Mountain Band+ In the #%%# Canada Census ean
Baptiste and ustine are recorded as household
W! in Cypress Hills+ Li)ing with the* are their
two children ean Baptiste r+ age $' and ustine
=one *onth> as well as Moise 3t+ 4enis =age !H>
and Moise 4asi =age#H>+
Lantigras -Lattergrass/$ Pierre%
Pierre is likely a descendant of Akewenen
Lattergrass who was *arried to Isabelle Dipling+
Marguerite Lattergrass' the daughter of
Akewenin Lattergrass and Isabelle Dipling' later
*arried Patrice Ouelette =9allette> born #%5"
who was a signatory to this petition+
$"
LaPierre$ ,m*roise% -*% 1811/
A*broise La Pierre was the son of Antoine
LaPierre and Catherine @agnon+ ,his fa*ily
appears on the Pe*bina Census of #%0"+
A*broise *arried Adelaide Rochebla)e' the
daughter of ,ho*as Rochebla) and ,herese
4es*arais in #%&H at 3t+ Peter;s Mission'
Montana+
Lapierre$ ;uphrasine -*% 1818/
Euphrasine was the daughter of Antoine
Lapierre and and Louise Machkegone+ 3he
*arried Louis Malaterre =b+ #%6$> the son of
ean Baptiste Malaterre =b+ #&%#> and Angeli-ue
Ada*+ ,hey were ,urtle Mountain Band
*e*bers who later *o)ed to Montana+
LaPierre$ Mo?se% -*% 18.8/
Moise La Pierre was the son of Antoine
LaPierre =b+ #%#6> and Catherine @agnon =b+
#%!#>+ ,his fa*ily appears on the Pe*bina
Census of #%0"+ Moise *arried Angeli-ue
Parenteau' the daughter of oseph Parenteau and
3uCanne 1Crise2 Richard in #%&# at 4uck Lake+
Her brother oseph 4odet Parenteau along with
$"
Ouellette' MargueriteM addressA Battlefor bornA #%00 at
Baie 3t+ Paul' ManM fatherA Akewenin Laterregrasse =MItis>M
*otherA Isabelle Dippling or Dapewashik =MItis>M *arriedA
#%%5 at Battleford to Patrice OuelletteM li)ed with an Indian
before *arriageM children li)ingA ean Marie =Indian
husband>M children deceasedA $M scrip for T!$"+""M clai* no+
%H5+
@abriel 4u*ont were part of the original #%&#
go)erning co**ittee of 3t+ Laurent on the 3outh
3askatchewan Ri)er+
Moise and his fa*ily appear on the ,urtle
Mountain Band Census fro* #%%$ to #%H!+
Laplante$ ,delaide% -*% 1811/
Adelaide was born on August 6"' #%00 at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of ean
Baptiste Laplante =b+ #%"H> and Madeleine
4esfonds+ 3he *arried Casi*ir Bou)ier+
Casi*ir 19asw(sarh(kaish2 Bou)ier was born at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier on /ebruary #6' #%$%' the
son of Antoine Bou)ier and @ene)ie)e Breland+
He *arried Adelaide 14eliah2 Laplante' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Laplante and
Madeleine 4ufont or 4esfonds on .o)e*ber !!'
#%&" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Casa*ir' known in
Chippewa as 9as(sarh(kaish' his wife 4eliah
and their eight children appear on the ,urtle
Mountain Band census for #%%H+ He was struck
fro* the ,urtle Mountain roll during the #%H!
*e*bership contro)ersy+ Casi*ir and his brother
Antoine e)entually *o)ed to 3an Clara'
Manitoba+
$#

Laplante$ ,ntoine% -*% 18.3/
Antoine was born in 3epte*ber of #%$!'
the son of Antoine Laplante and osephte
@agnon+ He listed hi*self as a plains trader+
Laplante$ Kliver% -*% 1838/
A Pe*bina resident' Oli)er was the son of
Louis Laplante and osephte LaPierre+
Laren!e$ 6osephte% -*% 181'/
osephte Larence was born in 3t+ <ital' the
daughter of Basil Larence =b+ #&H0> and Agathe
Callihoo+ 3he *arried ean Baptiste 4ubois r+'
the son of ean Baptiste 4ubois and Marie Ann
Laberge in #%&" at 3t+ .orbert+
Larive2$ Paul% -*% 1801/
Paul 4esri)ieres was born on April $' #%50
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Louis Lari)iere
and Marie La*bert =b+ #%!%>+
Laro!:ue$ ;lise% -*% 180(/
Elise was the daughter of Louis Laroc-ue
=b+ #%!"> and Marie Berthelet =b+ #%!!>+ 3he
*arried .orbert 4ubois' born at fort Ale7andre
in #%0&' the son of ean Baptiste dubois and
Marie Ann Laberge+
$#
Personal co**unication with Lionel Bou)ier' 3epte*ber
##' !"#"+
$#
Latergrass$ "an!y% -*%!% 18.1/
.ancy was the daughter of ean Baptiste
Latergrass 19abikiniw2 =b+ #%#H> and .ancy
4aniel+ 3he *arried Leon La)erdure the son of
oseph La)erdure and ,herese <illbrun+
Lavall5e$ Pierre -*% 18.8/
Pierre La)allee was born on August %' #%$H
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Pierre La)allee
and Marguerite Bercier+ He *arried osephte
Henault' the daughter of Antoine Henault and
Catherine 4a)is on .o)e*ber !%' #%&" at
Lebret+
Laverdure$ 9avid 6r% -*% 180(/
,he four La)erdure;s listed here as
signatories to the petition were all either first or
second cousins+
4a)id La)erdure was born on April #5'
#%5"' the son of oseph La)erdure and Marie
Martel+ ,he fa*ily appears on the Pe*bina
Census of #%0"+ 4a)id *arried Elise
Lafra*boise'
Laverdure$ ;li2e% -*% 18.8/
Elise was born on October #&' #%$H' the
daughter of oseph La)erdure =b+ #%"$> and
,herese <illebrun+ Louise *arried ean Baptiste
Cha*pagne' the son of E**anuel Cha*pagne
and Marguerite Laroc-ue+
Baptiste was a councillor for Chief Little
3hell+ He first *arried Isabelle Parisien' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Parisien and Charlotte
.olin on March #"' #%05+ Baptiste and Isabelle
had fi)e children' born at 3t+ oseph' Lebret and
4e)il;s Lake+ He then *arried EliCe La)erdure'
the daughter of oseph La)erdure and ,herese
<illebrun+ Baptiste and EliCe had nine children'
born at 3/B' Cypress Hills' Lebret and 9ood
Mountain+ He then *arried Madeleine <allee in
#%%$+
A ,urtle Mountain Band *e*ber' Baptiste'
his wife Madeleine <allee and their fi)e
children
$!
=fro* his *arriage to EliCe La)erdure>
appear on the ,urtle Mountain Band census fro*
#%%$ to #%H!+
Laverdure$ Louise% -*% 18'(/
Louise was the daughter of oseph
La)erdure =b+ #&%5> and .ancy Maskegonne
4uck in #%0& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Louise
*arried ohn 3wain in #%0& at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ ohn 3wain was born in #%!H at Lake
$!
Louis =b+ #%&#>' 3arah =b+ #%&6>' ean =b+ #%&$>' Elise =b+
#%&$> and ,herese =b+ #%%">M all born at Cypress Hills+
Manitoba' the son of a*es 3wain =b+ #%"%> and
osephte 4escoteau7+
Laverdure$ L5on% -*% 18../
Leon La)erdure was born at Pe*bina
Mountain' the son of oseph La)erdure and
,herese <illebrun dit Plouffe+ He *arried .ancy
Latergrass' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Lattergrass and .ancy 4aniel before #%&#+
Laverdure$ "ar!isse% -*% 181(/
Baptiste La)erdure was born on une #0'
#%0" at Pe*bina' the son of Pierre La)erdure
and Catherine Charette+ He *arried Marie Anne
ACure' the daughter of Charles ACure and .ancy
@rant in #%&# at 3t+ oseph;s+ ,he couple had
se)en children+
La)erdure' BaptisteM addressA 3t+ PeterUs
Mission' MontanaM clai* no+ #65&M bornA #%$0
near Pe*binaM fatherA Pierre La)erdure =MItis>M
*otherA Catherine Charrette =MItis>M file ref+
H$&$&0+
Laverdure$ )t% Pierre <,h-2hoE-e-ge-shig%>
-*% 180(/
3t+ Pierre was born in #%56' at Little Rocky
Mountains' the son of oseph La)erdure and
Marie Martel+ He *arried <eroni-ue Ross' the
daughter of Charles Ross and Marguerite Allard'
then *arried EliCa Pri*eau' the daughter of
ere*ie Pri*eau and Marguerite Allard+ ,his
fa*ily appears in the ,urtle Mountain Band
census+ He signed the #%H! McCu*ber
Agree*ent+
Laverdure$ )u2anne% -*%!% 183(/
3uCanne was the daughter of Ale7is
La)erdure and Angeli-ue 1Disi(kawpskup2
Montour+ 3he *arried oseph Poitras' the son of
Andre Poitras and Cuthbert @rant;s
sisterMarguerite @rant circa #%6!++
La Maire + )ee Lemire
Laviolette$ Ce!ile% -*% 181(/
Cecile was born on .o)e*ber !H' #%0"' at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of Charles
La)iolette =b+ #&H$> and ,herese Moreau+ 3he
*arried Cuthbert 3t+ 4enis' the son of /rancois
3t+ 4enis and 3ophia Lyons in #%5& at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
LedouC$ 9aniel% -*% 18.8/
4aniel Ledou7 was the son of Eusebe
Ledou7 and Louise 4es8arlais+ He *arried Elise
$!
Mary 9ills' the daughter of ohn 9ills and Mary
McDay in #%5H at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ His
father' Eusebe Ledou7 had worked for Antoine
4es8arlais at /ort 4es8arlais in the 3ouris Ri)er
<alley in the #%$"(0"s+
LL5douC -LedouC/$ "apol5on%
.apoleon was the son of Eusebe Ledou7
and Louise 4es8arlais+ He *arried Caroline
Roussin in #%&0+
LedouC$ Pierre% -*% 1801/
Pierre was born on October !!' #%5# the
son of Eusebe Ledou7 and Louise 4es8arlais+ He
*arried Helene Poitras' the daughter of Ignace
Poitras and Helene Mc@illis in #%%# at Batoche+
LedouC$ i!toria% -*% 1811/
<ictoria was the daughter of ean Baptiste
Ledou7 =b+ #%6"> and Marguerite Breland+ 3he
*arried Cleophas 19allace2 4uchar*e' the son
of ean Baptiste 4uchar*e and Magdeleine
Houle in #%&$ at 4uck Lake+
Lefort$ Marie% -*% 1813/
Marie was the daughter of /rancois
,oussaint Lefort and EliCa Laplante+ 3he *arried
9illia* Ross' the son of 4onald Ross and
Catherine 4elor*e in #%&" at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
Lemire$ ;li2a -*% !% 1838/
EliCa was the eldest daughter of oseph
Le*ire =b+c+ #%##> and ulie Martin+ 3he *arried
Ale7ander @addy 3r+ who was *e*ber of the
Cowessess Band' he was a far*er on the reser)e'
and a for*er Head*an of the band+ In the #%&"s
he was hired as an interpreter for Cowessess
Band+ Ale7andre was first *arried to Margaret
Dennedy =MItis> and then to EliCa Le*ire
=MItis>+ A nu*ber of her brothers were part of
the Cypress Hills hunting brigade and signed the
#%&% petition for a reser)e+ Ale7ander had fi)e
childrenA Mary =b+ #%0$>' Margaret =b+ #%0&>'
9illia* =b+ #%5#>' ane =b+ #%56> and Ale7ander
a*es =b+ #%55>+ ,he @addy =@addie> fa*ily
e)entually took treaty and li)ed on the
Cowessess Reser)e on Crooked Lake+
Lemire -Le Mair/$ Chs% Pierre -*% 180(/
Charles Pierre Le*ire was born on
4ece*ber !%' #%5"' the son of Pierre ar)is
Le*ire =b+ #%6"> and ,herese Pelletier *e*bers
of Little Child =Cowessess> Band+ He *arried
3ara 4elor*e in #%%! at Cypress Hills+
Le*ire r+' PierreM addressA :uUAppelleM
clai* no+ #!06M bornA #%5" at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ierM fatherA Pierriche Le*ire 3r+
=MItis>M *otherA ,hIrese Pelletier =MItis>M
*arriedA #%%! at Cypress Hills to 3ara
4elor*eM scrip for T!$"+""+
Lemire$ 7ranFois% -*% 18../
/rancois was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier
the son of oseph Le*ire and ulie Martin+ He
*arried /rancoise Birston in #%50 at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ ,hey had at least one child born at
Cypress Hills+ He beca*e a Band *e*ber of
Muscowe-uan Band =W #$> but left treaty after
#%%0+
Le*ire' /rancoisM addressA /ort :uUAppelleM
clai* no+ ##H&M bornA #%$$ at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ierM fatherA oseph Le*ire =MItis>M *otherA
ulie Martin =MItis>M *arriedA #%50 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier to /rancoise BirstonM children
li)ingA Madeleine' CarolineM Melanie' /lorestine'
oseph' Marie' Ernestine O .or*anM children
deceasedA Philo*ene' 3t+ PierreM O unna*edM
scrip for T#5"+""+
Lemire$ -Le Mair/$ 6oseph% -*% 18''/
oseph was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier
circa /ebruary #%66' the son of oseph Le*ire
=b+ #%##> and ulie Martin+ ,he parents were
*e*bers of Muscowe-uan Band before they left
treaty+ oseph *arried 3uCanne Lepine' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Lepine and 3uCanne
@ariepy in #%5# at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ He then
*arried Cle*ence Boyer the daughter of Louis
Boyer and Madeleine ,rottier in #%5% at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
He and Cle*ence had four children born at
:u;Appelle' Moose aw and Cypress Hills+
.orbert 9elsh was his brother(in(law as they had
*arried Boyer sisters+ ,heir daughter Madeleine'
born une #"' #%5H at :u;Appelle *arried
oseph Le Rat in #%%%+
Children of oseph and 3uCanneA
Adele' born March #' #%0! at 3/B+ 3he
*arried a*es ohn Ha*elin' the son of
onas Ha*elin and Marie 4aigneault' in
#%%! on the Musselshell Ri)er+
ean Baptiste onas' born .o)e*ber #0'
#%56 at 3/B+
3usanne' born 4ece*ber !H' #%55 at
3/B' died 3epte*ber #' #%5&+
Children of oseph and Cle*enceA
Magdeleine' born uly #"' #%5H at
:u;Appelle+
$6
9illia*' born uly #%&" at Lebret+
<ictoire' born une 0' #%&! at Moose
aw+
Marie' born .o)e*ber #%%6 at Cypress
Hills+
oseph was band *e*ber W$% of Little
Child;s Band+ In #%%5' oseph' his wife' and
three girls withdrew fro* ,reaty+
oseph was also one of the 6" Metis at /ort
9alsh who sub*itted a petition' 3epte*ber &'
#%&5' on behalf of the Metis of the four districts
of Assiniboia to 8oin ,reaty $+
Le*ire' osephM addressA :uUAppelleM clai* no+
##H$M bornA #%6$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM fatherA
oseph Le*ire =MItis>M *otherA ulie Martin
=MItis>M *arriedA in #%5% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier
to Cle*ence Boyer and in #%5! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier to 3usanne LepineeM children li)ingA
Madeleine' <ictoire and MarieM children
deceasedA 9illia*' AdQle' unna*ed' 9illia*'
child by last wifeM scrip for T#5"+""+
Lemire -Le Maire/$ Pierre 6arvis% -*% 18'(/
Pierre is one of four brothers listed here'
,heir last na*e is spelled in a )ariety of ways+
Pierre was born near /ort Pelly' the son of
oseph Le*ire and ulie Martin+ In #%0& at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier he *arried ,herese Pelletier' the
daughter of Charles Pelletier and 3uCanne
Bercier+ ,herese Pelletier had three brothers'
ean Baptiste =b+ #%05>' Edouard =b+ #%65> and
Cuthbert =b+ #%$5> who also signed this petition+
Pierre' ,herese and their eight children took
their annuity pay*ents in #%&& at Cypress Hills
as *e*bers of Little Child =Cowessess> Band+
,hey had eight children born' typically for
buffalo hunting fa*ilies they were born at a
)ariety of locationsM at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' Long
Lake' Moose aw' Poplar Point' 9ood Mountain'
3wift Current and /ort 9alsh+ Pierre LeMire
took discharge fro* the Muscowe-uan Band on
April !%' #%%5+
,heir son Patrice Le*ire' born .o)e*ber
!5' #%5H at 9ood Mountain' *arried LiCa
Buffalo @irl' the daughter of Chief Little Bear
and Dis(Da(Men 1@one to 3leep+2
Le*ire' PierreM addressA :uUAppelleM clai* no+
#!!#M bornA #%6" near /ort PellyM fatherA oseph
Le*ire or owis =MItis>M *otherA ulie Martin
=MItis>M *arriedA #%0& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier to
,herese PelletierM children li)ingA Pierre'
Cuthbert' /rancois' .orbert' Patrice' Caroline'
/lorestine O eanM scrip for T#5"+""+
Lemire$ @avier% -*% 1811/
Ba)ier was born at Red Ri)er the son of
oseph Le*ire and ulie Martin+ He *arried
Cle*ence Birston at :u;Appelle+ He beca*e a
Band *e*ber of Muscowe-uan Band =W #0> but
left treaty after #%%0+
Le*ire' Ba)ierM heir to his deceased daughter'
Philo*ene Le*irM clai* no+ H#HM addressA 3wift
CurrentM bornA #%&& at Cypress HillsM diedA about
$ *onths after birthM fatherA Ba)ier Le*ire
=MItis>M *otherA Cle*ence Berston =MItis>+
Birston' Cle*enceM addressA /ort :uUAppelleM
clai* no+ #!!"M bornA #%0# at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ierM fatherA 9illia* @addy Birston =MItis>M
*otherA Madeleine @onne)ille =MItis>M *arriedA
#%&# at :uUAppelle to Ba)ier Le*ireM children
li)ingA 0M children deceasedA 6M scrip for
T!$"+""+
Lepine$ )u2anne% -*% 18.(/
3uCanne was the daughter of ean Baptiste
Lepine and 3uCanne @ariepy+ 3he *arried
oseph Le*ire' the son of oseph Le*ire and
ulie Martin in #%5# at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ ,hey
had three children+ 3he died on October !' #%5&
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
oseph then *arried Cle*ence Boyer the
daughter of Louis Boyer and Madeleine ,rottier
in #%5%+
Children of oseph and 3uCanneA
Adele' born March #' #%0! at 3/B+ 3he
*arried a*es ohn Ha*elin' the son of
onas Ha*elin and Marie 4aigneault' in
#%%! on the Musselshell Ri)er+
ean Baptiste onas' born .o)e*ber #0'
#%56 at 3/B+
3usanne' born 4ece*ber !H' #%55 at
3/B' died 3epte*ber #' #%5&+
LeRat$ )ophie%
3ophie was the daughter of /rancois LeRat
dit Pitweweki8ik and Rosalie Co*ptois+ 3he
*arried Bernard 4elor*e' a *e*ber of ,urtle
Mountain Band+ He was born on 4ec+ !"' #%00'
the son of oseph 1Akkway2 4elor*e and
Isabelle @ourneau+ Bernard was *arried to
3ophia LeRat and they were part of the
Cowessess Band+ 3he took discharge fro* treaty
on 3epte*ber 0' #%H"+ His brother is oseph
4elor*e also with this hunting group as was his
sister Isabelle who was *arried to ean Baptiste
,rottier also also a signator to this petition+
Bernard and his fa*ily recei)ed ,urtle Mountain
Band annuity pay*ents in #%&6 and appear on
subse-uent census counts+ 3ophie took discharge
$$
fro* treaty with Cowessess Band on 3epte*ber
0' #%H"+
LeRat$ Aa!harie% -1818-1838/
Pacharie LeRat dit Pitweweki8ik was the
son of /rancois LeRat dit Pitweweki8ik and
Rosalie Co*ptois+ /rancois died in #%%& on the
,urtle Mountain Reser)ation+ Rosalie died on
Cowessess reser)ation+ His grandfather was
Chief Black 4uck dit Makadeshib+ 3tu*p Lake'
.orth 4akota was the site of Black 4uck
<illage+ Black 4uck was a sub(chief of the ,urtle
Mountain Band+ In #%&%' Pacharie and other
Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a
petition asking for a special Metis reser)e of
land+ Packarie beca*e 1Chief of the Half
Breeds2 at Cowessess where his relati)es still
li)e+ He *arried Marie Landry the daughter of
Pierre Landry and Madeleine Chadron+
His sister @ene)ie)e LeRat was *arried to
ean Baptiste 3par)ie' another Metis who signed
the Cypress Hills petition in #%&%+ ,hey too
beca*e *e*bers of the Cowessess Band before
she withdrew fro* treaty+ @ene)ie)e took
discharge fro* treaty on une #6' #%H"+
$6
Letendr5$ Mo?se
L5veill5$ &a*riel% -*% 18.1/
@abriel LI)eillIM born # 4ece*ber #%$# 3t+
/rancois Ba)ierM *arried EliCa Poitras' daughter
of Pierre Poitras and Marie Bruyere on 6
.o)e*ber #%5$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ He was
the son of Pierre LI)eillI' born une #&%6 at La
Bois(3t+Paul' Co*te Charle)ois' :uebec and
ulie McDenCie' the Metis daughter of Ale7ander
McDenCie and his wife Marie+ He died % April
#%%6 on the prairie at age $#+ @abriel was
accidentally killed by his nephew' Paul Caplette+
L5veill5$ Hsaiah%
Ignace Le)eille was the son of son of Louis
LI)eillI and Marguerite @er)ais+ He *arried
Marie ustine Ouellette' the daughter of /ranFois
Ouellette and A*able ACure Berger+
L5veill5$ 6oseph% -*% 18.'/
oseph LI)eillIM born circa #%$6 at 3t+
BonifaceM *arried 3ophie @randbois' daughter of
Michel @randbois and Marguerite Landry on ##
anuary #%0% Assu*ption' Pe*bina' 4akota
,erritory+ He was the son of Pierre LI)eillI' born
$6
3herry /arrell Racette' + 13ewing Oursel)es ,ogetherA
Clothing' 4ecorati)e Arts and the E7pression of Metis and
Half Breed Identity+2 9innipegA Lni)ersity of Manitoba'
Ph+4+ dissertation' !""$A 0H+
une #&%6 at La Bois(3t+Paul' Co*te Charle)ois'
:uebec and ulie McDenCie' the Metis daughter
of Ale7ander McDenCie and his wife Marie+ He
and 3ophie @randbois were enu*erated in the
census on # uly #%%5 ,urtle Mountain' 4akota
,erritory+ Also in the fa*ilyA oseph LI)eillI and
ulie McDenCie+
3crip affida)it for Le)eille' osephM bornA
#%$6M fatherA Louis Le)eillee =/rench
Canadian>+M *otherA ulie McDenCie =MItis>M
clai* noA #6"!M scrip noA #"!$5M date of issueA
Aug+ !#' #%&5M a*ountA T#5"
L5veill5$ Paul% -*% 1818/
Paul LI)eillI was October #"' #%0% at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier was the son of Louis LI)eillI
and Marguerite @er)ais+ He *arried Rose
@ariepy' daughter of +B+ @ariepy and Marie
/agnant at /ort Benton in #%&H+ He then *arried
Rosalie Pelletier' the daughter of Ale7is Pelletier
and Louise Houle circa #%%0 at Maple Creek+
Le)eille' PaulM for his *inor childrenA Louis
Paul' bornA 0 4ec+' #%%0 at /ort 9alshM unna*ed
boy' bornA #%%" at /ort 9alshM ,9I.3 died 5
*onths oldM unna*ed girl died 6 *onths oldM
addressA Maple CreekM fatherA Paul Le)eille
=MItis O deponent>M *otherA Rosalie Pelletier for
Louis PaulM Rose @arriepy for the twinsM =MItis>M
scrip cert+A for* C' no+ &#%' Louis PaulM scrip
cert+A for* 4' no+ ##!$' unna*ed son heirM scrip
cert+A for* /' no+ 6$"' Lnna*ed girlM fatherA Paul
Le)eilleeM clai* no+ ##6%+
L5veill5$ Pierre )r% -1838-188./
Pierre LI)eillIM born #$ anuary #%!H 3t+
/rancois Ba)ierM *arried @ene)ie)e /agnant'
daughter of ean Baptiste /agnant and osephte
Monet dit Belhu*eur on #0 3epte*ber #%05 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ He was the son of Pierre
LI)eillI' born une #&%6 at La Bois(3t+Paul'
Co*te Charle)ois' :uebec and ulie McDenCie'
the Metis daughter of Ale7ander McDenCie and
his wife Marie+ He died on #5 /ebruary #%%$ at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' at age 00+ Pierre II' beca*e
a fur trader in the west+ He had his own train of
Red Ri)er carts+ He thus beca*e fa*iliar with
the routes across the prairies prior to #%&6+ By all
accounts Pierre was an influential Metis of Red
Ri)er+ He te*porarily opposed Riel in #%5H(&"
and kept Riel fro* obtaining the credentials of
4onald A+ 3*ith+ He helped negotiate the treaty
with the Metis and 3aulteau7 Indians at the Lake
of the 9oods in #%&6+ Pierre was apparently
renowned for his siCe and strength+ He was an
$0
1influential colonist2 of the Red Ri)er' according
to historian Ale7ander Begg+ At the pro)isional
go)ern*ent;s .o)e*ber #5' #%5H Con)ention of
!$' Pierre LI)eillI was a delegate' chosen to
represent 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Pierre LI)eillI
fro* 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier was the guide who led
the ad)ance party of the newly(for*ed .9MP
on their westward trek in #%&$+ After se)eral
weeks of tra)eling they arri)ed at Old 9i)es
Lake =now na*ed ohnson Lake' 3askatchewan>+
,here they *et Pierre;s brother Louis' fa*ily+
Louis LI)eillI took PierreUs place and Pierre
returned to /ort @arry+
L5veill5$ Pierre% -*% 1810/
Pierre LI)eillI born March !"' #%05 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier was the son of Louis LI)eillI
and Marguerite @er)ais+ He *arried Pelagie
Beaucha*p at Lebret+ ,heir four children were
born at Lewistown' MontanaM /ort 9alsh and
3askatchewan Landing+
L5veill5$ Thomas
Magill -M!&illis dit &irouC/$ ,leCandre -*%
18.(/
Ale7ander Mc@illis' born at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier was the son of Ale7andre Mc@illis 3r+
$$
and Marie Bottineau+ He was the grandson of
Angus Mc@illis who fought at the Battle of the
@rand Coteau+ Ale7andre *arried Marie eanotte
=b+ #%$&>' the daughter of /rancois eanotte and
Madeleine /alcon on August !0' #%50 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ ,heir #! children were born at
3/B' 9illow Bunch and Cypress Hills+
Malaterre$ ,leCis% -*% 1831/
Ale7is or Ale7ie Malaterre was born in uly
#%!0 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of ean
Baptiste Malaterre and Angeli-ue Ada*+ He
*arried Marguerite 9ard' the daughter of ohn
9ard and Angeli-ue Bruyere+ ,he fa*ily is
recorded in the #%%# Canada Census as
Household W $ li)ing at Cypress Hills+ 9ith the*
are their children' Ale7ie =#&>' .apoleon =#0>'
Celina =#!>' Adele =H>' and Marguerite =0>+
Malaterre$ Charles% -*% 1803/
Charles was the son of Louis Malaterre and
Euphrosine La Pierre+ He *arried Isabelle
Rochebla)e' the daughter of Antoine Rochebla)e
and .ancy Pelletier in #%%0 at Lebret+ Antoine
Rochebla)e also signed this petition+
$$
Isabelle Mc@illis 9ills was his aunt+ Her husband also
signed this petition+
Malaterre$ Hsa*elle% -*% !% 1830/
Isabelle was the daughter of of ean
Baptiste Malaterre =b+ #&%#> and Angeli-ue
Ada* =b+ #&H">+ 3he *arried @abriel Poitras the
son of Andre Poitras and and Cuthbert @rant;s
sister Marguerite @rant in #%$! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
Malaterre$ 6ustine% -*% 1811/
ustine was born on .o)e*ber #H' #%00'
the daughter of Ale7is Malaterre =b+ #%!0> and
Marguerite 9ard+ Isabelle Malaterre abo)e is her
aunt+ ustine *arried ean Baptiste Langer' the
son of Antoine Langer and and Louise collin in
#%&5 at Lebret+
Malaterre$ 6ohn% -*% 1817/
ohn was the son of Louis Malaterre and
Euphrosine La Pierre+ ohn *arried Marie
Rocheblanc =Rochebla)e> the daughter of
Antoine Rochebla)e and .ancy Pelletier in #%&H
on the Milk Ri)er+
Malaterre$ Louis% -*% 18'./
Louis Malaterre' was born on 3epte*ber
!%' #%6$' the son of ean Baptiste Malaterre and
Angeli-ue Ada*+ He was a ,urtle Mountain
Band *e*ber+ He *arried Euphrosine Lapierre'
the daughter of Antoine Marsant dit Lapierre and
Louise Machegone' in #%06 at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ Louis died at @reat /alls' Montana' une
!0' #%H0+
Malaterre$ Louis% -*% 18.0/
Louis was born on /ebruary !6' #%$5' at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of oseph Malaterre and
Marie <i)ier+ He *arried ulie Cris Robertson
Robson in #%%! at 3t+ Laurent on the south
3askatchewan+ ,hey li)ed at 4uck Lake but after
#%%0 *o)ed to /ort Ellice+ Louis was as *e*ber
of the Cypress Hills Metis hunting band that
petitioned for a reser)e in #%&%+ Louis was acti)e
as a scout and fighter during the #%%0 Resistance
at Batoche+ On April !!' #%%0 he recei)ed a )ote
of thanks fro* the Council for reconnaissance at
Clarke;s Crossing =3outh of /ish Creek>+ ,his
scouting acti)ity was to report on Middleton;s
progess northwards+
Malette$ ,ntoine =b+ #%$">
,his is Arsene =Ansel*e> Malette+ On his
scrip clai* he says he left Manitoba in #%5" and
in #%&" was li)ing at Ile a la Crosse+ 9hen he
*ade application for his own scrip =#%%0> he was
a freighter and had li)ed in Calgary for four
years+ He *arried Madeleine 4uchar*e' the
$5
daughter of .icholas 4uchar*e dit Charon and
his second wife Charlotte =3aulteau7> Abinoche
in #%5"+ Madeleine;s brother' ean Baptiste
4uchar*e =b+ #%!5> was also a *e*ber of this
hunting brigadeM see the entry of ean Baptiste
4uchar*e abo)e+ /rederick 3t+ @er*ain was the
witness for the scrip clai* Arsene put in for his
son =below> said that Arsene had li)ed for a
nu*ber of years in Montana and was recei)ing
rations etc+ as a *e*ber of the /lathead Reser)e
in Montana+
Malette' Ansel*e ( Concerning his clai* as
a head of fa*ily ( Address' Calgary ( Born' #%$"
at 3t+ Boniface ( /ather' oseph Malette' =/rench
Canadian> ( Mother' Marguerite' =MItis> (
Married' #%5" at 3t+ Boniface to Madeleine
4uchar*e ( Children li)ing' se)en =na*es on
declaration> ( Children deceased' two ( 3crip for
T#5" ( Clai* #HH
Malette$ Hsidore%
Lnable to find any record+
Marion$ 6oseph ;douard% -*% 18.8/
oseph' Ma7i*e and .or*an Marion were
brothers' the sons of .arcisse Marion and Mary
Bouchard+
Marion$ MaCime% -*% 18'8/
Ma7i*e was the son of .arcisse Marion
and Mary Bouchard+ Ma7i*e listed hi*self as a
plains trader+
Ma7i*e Marion' a Boundary Co**ission
guide in #%&!(&6 east of the Red Ri)er' was born
April !0' #%6%' at 3t+ Boniface+ He was the son
of .arcisse Marion and Mary Bouchard+ On
3epte*ber #' #%5! at Pe*bina' he *arried Elise
ero*e' daughter of Martin ero*e and
EliCabeth 9ilkie+ ean Baptiste 9ilkie' the Metis
chief' was his uncle+ Ma7i*e was a signatory to
the ,urtle Mountain ,reaty of uly #6' #%H!+ He
and his fa*ily appear on the ,urtle Mountain
Band census #%%%(#%H!+
Marion$ "orman% -*% 181./
.or*an was born at 3t+ Boniface' the son
of .arcisse Marion =b+ #%"0> and Marie
Bouchard+ He *arried Rose Ouellette' the
daughter of Metis trader Antoine Ouellette and
Angeli-ue Bottineau+ Antoine Ouellette also
signed this petition+
,ypical of hunting fa*ilies they had
children across the prairies at 9ood Mountain'
Lewistown' Lebret and Oak Lake+ .or*an;s
father(in(law is listed below+
Martel$ Marie Leo!adi2% -*% 18.1/
Marie was the daughter of ean Baptiste
Martel =b+ #%#"> and osephte @odon+ 3he was
first *arried to Moise ACure' the son of Antoine
aCure and Charlotte Pelletier in #%5# at Pe*bina+
3he then *arried Charles @ladue' the son of
Charles @ladu and Madeleine Poitras+
Children of Charles and MarieA
Charles' known as ,chee(guan2'
born #%5%' died #H!% at Medicine
Lake+
3arah' born #%&#' *arried Andrew
Morin+
ean Marie' born #%&! at Lebret+
Marie Leocadie' born #%&$ at
Lebret' died in #%H0 at 4unsieth+
Marie Louise' born #%&5' *arried
3t+ Pierre Morin+
Marie Rosalie' born #%&5 at 9ood
Mountain' died in #%H6 at 3t+
Louis+
Claude' born #%%"' *arried Marie
Adeline dubois+
ean Moise' born #%%$ at Belcourt'
*arried Marie Pauline 4ubois+
oseph' born #%%$' *arried Marie
Parisien then *arried Marie Louise
Marion+
9illia*' born #%%0' *arried Alicia
4ubois+
Louis ohn' born #%%%' died #H&#
at Medicine Lake+
M!&illis Marie Therese% -*% 180(/
Marie was born on 4ece*ber #H' #%5" at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of Angus
Mc@illis =b+ #%6&> and Isabelle /agnant+ Her
aunt is Isballe Mc@illis listed below+ 3he *arried
.apoleon Lafournaise' the son of oseph
Lafournaise and Marie Madeleine Poitras in
#%%# at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
M!&illis$ Hsa*elle% -*% !% 1818/
Isabelle was the daughter of Angus
Mc@illis and Marguerite Bottineau+ 3he *arried
*arried Edouard 9ills' the son of ohn wills
and cuthert @rant;s sister osephte @rant in #%65
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Her neice listed abo)e
later *arried another *e*ber of this hunting
band+
$&
M!Day$ L5onore <Par=ah-harh-:uon>% -*%
18.7/
Little 3hell Band *e*ber Leonard
1Parkah(harh(-uon2 McDay was born on
3epte*ber !"' #%$&' the son of 9illia* McDay
and 3uCanne <ersailles+ He *arried 3usan
La*bert' the daughter of oseph La*bert and
Louis Plouf dit <illebrun+ ,hey had at least ten
children born across the prairies at 3t+ .orbert'
Moose aw' Cypress Hills' and /ort :u;Appelle+
3crip applicationA McDay' LeonardM for his
li)ing childrenA Philo*ene' bornA #%&6 near
Moose awM .apoleon' bornA #%%# at
Cypress HillsM addressA Lariette' .orth
4akotaM fatherA Leonard McDay =MItis and
deponent>M *otherA 3ara La*bert =MItis>M
scrip cert+A for* C' nos+ !!$ and !!%M clai*
no+ $55+
M!Day$ Maria%
Maria was the daughter of Edward McDay
a free*an li)ing at the Red Ri)er 3ettle*ent+
3he *arried a*es 3anderson' on 3ept+ #5' #%&!+
In #%&!' 3anderson and his wife
acco*panied her fa*ily on a *o)e to the
Cypress Hills area+ In #%&0 he began
e*ploy*ent with the .+9+M+P+ as an interpreter+
He was also a *eat and hay procurer for the
police+ ,o this end' he brought a herd of cattle
fro* Montana to supply the* as the buffalo
were disappearing fro* the plains+ He signed a
petition for a Metis reser)e in Montana' sent by
Louis Riel to @eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5'
#%%"+
In the Canada Census of #%%# a*es and
Maria were recorded as household W 65 in
Cypress Hills+ He gi)es his occupation as
1far*er+2 Listed in the census are their childrenM
Clara =%>' Owen =5>' 4uncan =$> and Marie =!>+
M!Leod$ Louise% -*% 1811/
Louise was born on /ebruary &' #%00' the
daughter of oseph McLeod =b+ #%#"> and Louise
Marchand+dite Lapierre+Louise *arried oseph
1Co* Captain2 4elor*e' the son of Lrbain
Henault dit 4elor*e and Madeleine <i)ier' in
#%&0 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
M5!hiale$ 9aniel
Mi!hel$ 6oseph
MichelM for his deceased childrenA Marie
Louise' bornA #%%6 at Big 3tick LakeM diedA #%%0
at Medicine HatM oseph' bornA #%&0 at 4uck
LakeM diedA #%&% at Big 3tick LakeM addressA
Cypress HillsM fatherA Michel =MItis and
deponent>M *otherA Marie ,ho*as =MItis>M clai*
no+ ##0H+
Montigny -9emontigny/$ Charles -*% 18.1/
Charles 4e*ontigny although born at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier was a ,urtle Mountain Band
*e*ber' the son of Charles 1Pah(pe(tche2
4e*ontigny 3r+ =b+ #%#H> and Marie 4es8arlais+
He first was *arried to .ancy ,horne then to
Maria Branconnier+ His father' Charles 3r+ had
worked for Antoine 4es8arlais at /ort 4es8arlais
in the 3ouris Ri)er <alley in the #%$"(0"s+
Montigny -9emontigny/$ Patri!=% -*% 1810/
Patrice 4e*ontigny was the son of Charles
4e*ontigny and Marie 4es8arlais+ Although
born at Baie 3t+ Paul' he was a ,urtle Mountain
Band *e*ber+
Moreau$ ,ngeli:ue% -*% 1807/
Angeli-ue was the daughter of onas
Moreau =b+ #%$#> and Cecile 4es8arlais+ 3he
*arried ulien Ouellette the son of oseph
Ouellette and Madeleine Paul in #%%0 at 4uck
Lake+
-Morin/ Morrad$ ,leCander% -*% 18.7/
Ale7andre was the son of Antoine Morin =b+
#%"%> and ,herese Laroc-ue =b+ #%#6>+ He
*arried Angeli-ue Bruneau dit Chatelain in
#%5%+ ,hey had thirteen children born at 9illow
Bunch' 9ood Mountain' Cypress Hills' 3t+ ohn
and ,urtle Mountain He died at Medicine Lake'
Montana in #H"%+ In the #%%# Canada Census the
fa*ily is recorded as Household W 5"' with the*
are their children' + Ale7andre =#">' ,herese =H>'
osette =&>' and Marie =6>+ Ale7andre is the
youngest of three brothers recorded here+
Morin$ Louis% -*% 18'7/
Louis was born in March' #%6& at 3t+
Boniface' the son of Antoine Morin =b+ #%"%>
and ,herese Laroc-ue =b+ #%#6>+ He *arried
Marguerite @osselin =b+ #%$!>' the daughter of
/ranciois @osseline and 3uCanne Lafournaise+
,hey had nine children born at 3t+ .orbert and
9ood Mountain+ In the #%%# Canada Census this
fa*ily is recorded as Household W 0% in Cypress
Hills area+ He lists his occupation as 1,rader2+
9ith the* are their children' + Alfred' a clerk
=#5>' Marguerite =#$>' <irginie =#6>' Louis =##>'
oseph =H>' /rederick =&>' Henrie =0> and Pierre
A+ =!>+ Louis is the oldest of three brothers
recorded here+
$%
Morin$ Madeleine% -*% 18.8/
Madeleine was born in 3t /ranFois(Ba)ier'
the daughter of ean Baptiste Morin and Marie
4ubois+ 3he *arried Edourd Pelletier =b+ #%6$>
the son of Charles Pelettier and 3uCanne Bercier+
,hey had ele)en children+
Morin$ )t% Pierre% -*% 18.0/
Pierre known as 1Dihtchee .orbay2 was
the son of Antoine Morin =b+ #%"%> and ,herese
Laroc-ue =b+ #%#6>+ He *arried EliCabeth 1Lysa2
@onne)ille =b+ #%$&>' the daughter of Ale7is
@onne)ille and osephte ,rottier+ ,hey had nine
children' born at Lebret' 9ood Mountain'
Cypress Hills' and ,urtle Mountain+ In the #%%#
Canada Census the fa*ily is recorded as
Household W 0H' in the Cypress Hills area+ Pierre
gi)es 1hunter2 as his occupation+ 9ith the* are
their children' Antoine =#">' Philo*ene =%> and
osette =0>+ Pierre;s two brothers are listed abo)e+
After the sudden passing of LiCa' 3t Pierre
was *arried to @ene)ie)e 9hitfordM born about
#%$" in 3t Boniface+
Affida)it of Morin' 3t+ PierreM bornA #
.o)e*ber #%$H at 3t+ .orbertM fatherA
Antoine Morin =MItis>M *otherA ,herese
Roc-ue =MItis>M clai* no+ 5#H% #?!M grant
no+ $%$#M dateA !" uly #%&&+
Morin' PierreM addressA 4unseithM heir to his
deceased daughter' <irginie MorinM bornA
4ece*ber' #%&& at Cypress HillsM diedA
#%&% at 9ood MountainM fatherA Pierre
Morin =MItis and deponent>M *otherA Elisa
@un)ille =MItis>M scrip issued for !$"
acresM file ref+ H0%&"!M clai* no+ #!5+
Morin' PierreM for his deceased childrenA
Antoine bornA #%&# at 9ood MountainM
diedA !0 /ebruary' #%H6M ulienne bornA
#%&& at 9ood MountainM diedA #" March'
#%&%M addressA 3t+ ohns' .orth 4akotaM
fatherA Pierre Morin =MItis and deponent>M
*otherA LiCa @one)ille =MItis>M scrip cert+A
for* /' no+ 6!$ and scrip cert+A for* 4' no+
&$$M clai* no+ H"!+
Morrison$ ;dEard% -*% 180./
Edward Morrison was born on /ebruary #'
#%5$ at Headingley' the son of Angus Morrison
and Ann Cunningha*+
"olin$ Marie% -*% 1838/
Marie was born on 4ece*ber &' #%!%' the
daughter of Augustin .olin =b+ #&%#> and Helene
Ca*eron+ Her father fought on the British side
during the 9ar of #%#!+ Marie *arried ean
Baptiste /alcon' the son of Pierre /alcon and
Marie @rant =the daughter of Cuthbert @rant>' in
#%$5+ ean Baptiste was the leader for the 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier Hunt Brigade' thus he and Marie
were )eterans of the Battle of the @rand Coteau
in #%0#+
3crip affida)it for /alcon' Marie' wife of
Baptiste /alconM bornA 4ece*ber %' #%!%M
fatherA Augustus .olin =MItis>M *otherA Ann
Ca*eron =MItis>M clai* noA 00#M scrip noA $!$%
to $!00M date of issueA une #6' #%&5M a*ountA
T#5"
Kuellette$ ,ntoine% -18'.-1833/
Antoine' also known as Antoine Ratte'
Ellette or 9allette was born on 4ece*ber !H'
#%6$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of oseph
Ouellette =b+ #&HH> and ,herese EliCabeth
4aniels dite Houle+ oseph was the son of oseph
Ouellette 3r+ =b+#&50> and Angeli-ue
=Assiniboine>+ ,heresa Houle =b+ #%"0> was the
daughter of Antoine Houle =b+ #&%#> and
osephte LauCon+
Antoine;s father oseph II =c+ #&HH(#%%0>
was the son of oseph Ouellet and AngIli-ue' an
Assiniboine wo*an+ He *arried ,hIrQse
EliCabeth Houle and they had thirteen children+
,hey li)ed at 3t+ .orbert and 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier
before *o)ing to 3t+ Laurent on the 3outh
3askatchewan in #%&$+ Howe)er' in #%&0 he
recei)ed Half Breed 3crip pursuant to the #%5$
,reaty with the Red Lake and Pe*bina Bands of
Chippewa Indians+ In #%&0 he and his sons
recei)ed scrip stubs for #5" acres each' 3crip W
6&0 for oseph 3r+' 3crip W 6%% for Antoine and
W6&5 for his son oseph+ In #%5%' he was li)ing
with the ,urtle Mountain Band and recei)ed a
T6+"" annuity pay*ent fro* the A*erican
go)ern*ent+ oseph II fought and died at
Batoche during the #%%0 Resistance+
Antoine Ouellette *arried Angeli-ue
1O*anukwe2 Bottineau
$0
=b+ #%6%>' the daughter
of oseph Bottineau =b+ #%#0> and Angeli-ue
Cardinal =b+ #%#5> on une #0' #%0& at Pe*bina+
Antoine;s brothers were *arried to Angeli-ue;s
sisters+ Marie Bottineau' born in #%6$ *arried
Isidore Ouellette' born #%6"+ osephte Bottineau'
born in #%65 *arried /rancois Ouellette born
$0
3crip affida)it for Ouellette' Angeli-ueM bornA #%6%M
husbandA Antoine OuelletteM fatherA oseph BotineauM *otherA
Angeli-ue CardinalM clai* noA !50"M scrip noA #!!!!M date of
issueA April !"' #%&&M a*ountA T#5"+
$H
#%6!+
Antoine and Angeli-ue had the following
childrenA
oseph' b+ anuary !H' #%0H+
Rose' b+ April 6"' #%5#+ 3he *arried
.or*an Marion' the son of .arcisse
Marion and Marie Bouchard+ .or*an
also signed this petition+ ,ypical of
hunting fa*ilies they had children
across the prairies at 9ood Mountain'
Lewistown' Lebret and Oak Lake+
Moise' b+ uly !' #%56 at Lewistown+
He *arried Elise Isabella 4u*ont' the
daughter of Edouard 4u*ont and
3ophie Letendre in #%%% at Lewistown'
Montana+
Celina' b+c+ #%50+
/rancois 1/rank2' b+ October #$' #%5%
at 4e)il;s Lake+ He *arried Marie
Ale7ina 9elsh =9ells>' the daughter of
Edouard =9ills> 9ells and Marie
4e*ontigny' in #%H6 at Lewistown'
Montana+ His father(in(law signed this
petition+
$5
Marie Elise' b+ c+ #%&" at 9ood
Mountain+
Marie Philo*ene' b+ /ebruary !0' #%&!
at Lebret+ 3he *arried ohn 9ills' the
son of Edourad 9ells =9ills> and
Isabelle Mc@illis in #%%&+
$&
oseph ean Marie' b+ /ebruary $' #%&$
at 9ood Mountain+ He died anuary
#%&0+
$%
$5
Ouellette' /rancoisM heir to his deceased childrenA ean
Isidore' bornA & /ebruary' #%%$' diedA August' #%%$M ean
.apoleon' bornA !# May' #%&0 at Cypress Hills' diedA
4ece*ber' #%H5 at Lewiston' MontanaM /rancois' bornA #0
une' #%%6 at 9ood Mountain' diedA !# une' #%%6 at 9ood
MountainM Marie Christian' bornA #5 May' #%%0 at Cypress
HillsM diedA une' #%H5 at Lewiston' MontanaM addressA
@rassland' MontanaM fatherA /rancois Ouellette =MItis and
deponent>M *otherA Elise Berger =MItis>M ean Isidore' scrip
cert+A for* 4' no+ #"H"M ean .apoleon' scrip cert+A for* 4'
no+ #"H!M /rancois r+' scrip cert+A for* 4' no+ #"H$M Marie
Christine' scrip issued for !$" acresM file ref+ 6"%06AM clai*
no+ #"&5+
$&
Ouellette' AntoineM for his daughter' Philo*Ine' wife of
ohn 9ellM addressA Lewiston' MontanaM bornA #%&$ at 9ood
Mountain PostM fatherA Antoine Ouellette =MItis and
deponent>M *otherA AngIli-ue Bottineau =MItis>M file ref+
#!6%!AM clai* no+ !""+
$%
Ouellette' AntoineM heir to his deceased childrenA ean
Marie' bornA March' #%&$ at 9ood Mountain Post' diedA
anuary' #%&0M Albert' bornA October #%&5 at 9ood Mountain
PostM diedA 4ece*ber' #%&& at /ort 9alshM addressA Lewiston'
/ergus Co+' MontanaM fatherA Antoine Ouellette =MItis and
Albert' b+ anuary #$' #%&5 at 9ood
Mountain+ He died in #%&& at /ort
9alsh+
ean Baptiste' b+ /ebruary !' #%&% at
Cypress Hills+
$H
Marie EliCabeth' b+ March #H' #%%" at
Lewistown+ 3he *arried oseph
4o*ini-ue 4uchar*e' the son of
/rancois charron dit 4uchar*e and
osephte Carriere+
Odilon' b+ #%%$+ He *arried EliCa
ACure' the daughter of 8oseph ACure and
EliCabeth Cha*pagne in #H!6+
Antoine was an independent Metis trader
operating back and forth to 3t+ Paul in the
Minnesota ,erritory and was hea)ily in)ol)ed in
the Metis(4akota?Lakota trade+ 9ith the ad)ent
of the .orth 9est Mounted Police he beca*e a
scout and guide for the*+ 9hen 3itting Bull
ca*e up to 9ood Mountain in #%&" he was
reliant upon trade with Antoine Ouellette and
Louis Legare who was working for Ouellette out
of 9illow Bunch =,alle de 3aules> as well as
oseph McDay+ oseph McDay was trading out
of /ort Ellice and Baptiste Bourassa who was
working for hi* was relie)ed of their whole
trading outfit by the 3iou7 near the Milk Ri)er+
Isaac Cowie reported that Antoine was trading
li-uor to the Indians at 9ood Mountain' Pinto
Horse Butte and Eagle :uills+
0"
In #%&&' tourists Percy Heber and his wife
hired Antoine 19allett2 as their scout and
guide+
0#
,hey had three carts four *en including
Antoine and thirteen horses+ ,hey describe the
/rench speaking Metis as Antoine their guide'
@eorge' a cook' and <illeneu)e' plus an English
speaking 3iou7+
,he first per*anent settlers in 3pring
Creek' what is now Lewistown' Montana were
the Metis+ In #%&H three bands co*prising of
about forty fa*ilies ca*e in their Red Ri)er
Carts+ A few of the na*es that beca*e )ery
fa*iliar to all were Berger' 9ells' La)erdure'
Ouellette' and Ben Dline who down through the
deponent>M *otherA AngIli-ue Bottineau =MItis>M ! scrip
issued for !$" acresM file ref+ H$&$$HM clai* no+ !!#+
$H
Ouellette' ohnM addressA Lewiston' MontanM bornA !
/ebruary' #%&% at Cypress HillsM fatherA Antoine Ouellette
=MItis>M *otherA Angeli-ue Bottineau =MItis>M scrip issued
for !$" acresM file ref+ H$&$$&M clai* no+ #$$%+
0"
Isaac Cowie+ The Company of Adventurers.TorontoA
9illia* Briggs' #H#6A $66+
0#
Percy Heber' -ournal of t&o #0cursions in the Brittiish
North !est Territory of North America* 3455* 3444+ Market
4rayton' EnglandA Bennion O Horne' #%&HA $+ ,hey retained
Antoine through a*es McDay at 3il)er Heights+
0"
years was looked upon as their spokes*an and
leader+ ,hey i**ediately filed on ho*esteads+
,he Ouellette addition to the city' for e7a*ple'
located near the @arfield 3chool' and known as
1Buckskin /lats'2 was Antoine Ouellette;s
original ho*estead+
In #%&%' Antoine and other Metis buffalo
hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking
for a special Metis reser)e of land+ His father'
oseph 3r+' and brothers' oseph r+ and ean
Baptiste also signed this petition+ ,his petition
re-uested a re(opening of the buffalo hunt
between .o)e*ber #$
th
and /ebruary #0
th
each
year and the granting of Metis 1reser)e2 land =A
strip of land #0" *iles long along the A*erican
border beginning where the Pe*bina Ri)er
crosses the border>+ ,his strip was to be fifty
*iles fro* south to north+ His brother ean
Baptiste Ouellette also signed this petition+
Antoine and his brother Moise also signed
the petition for a Metis reser)e in Montana' sent
by Louis Riel to @eneral .elson A+ Miles on
August 5' #%%"+
Antoine;s brother MoSse Ouellette =#%$"(
#H##> has gone down in history as one of the
*en who acco*panied @abriel 4u*ont to
Montana in #%%$ to bring Louis Riel back to
Canada+ Riel stayed for a ti*e with the
Ouellette;s on his return to Canada+ MoSse
Ouellette was *arried to Isabelle 4u*ont' the
sister of @abriel 4u*ont+ Her parents were
Isidore 4u*ont 3r+ and Louise Lafra*boise+
Additionally' @abriel 4u*ont;s brother Elie was
*arried to Ouellette;s sister /ranFoise Ouellette+
oseph Ouellette r+ =#%!$(#%HH> was the
older brother of Antoine+ In #%5%' he *o)ed
fro* Red Ri)er to 9ood Mountain for two
years' then to Cut Ar* Creek =one year>' then
back to 9ood Mountain and Cypress Hills =%
years> then per*anently to 4uck Lake+ In #%&$'
oseph was issued 3crip W 6&0 =#5" acres> under
the Red Lake and Pe*bina ,reaty+ In #%&%'
oseph and other Metis buffalo hunters at
Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking for a
special Metis reser)e of land+ In #%00' at 9hite
Horse Plains' he *arried Madeleine PaulM they
had si7 sur)i)ing children+ ,wo of their boys'
ulien and oseph were acti)e in the Resistance
along with their father+ oseph;s niece <eroni-ue
was *arried to Michel 4u*as' the far*
instructor at One Arrow Reser)e+
Kuellette$ 6ames% -1817-18.1/
a*es Ouellette was born at Pe*bina on
anuary H' #%0&' the son of Isidore Ouellette =b+
#%6"> and Marie Bottineau+ He *arried /elicite
Lafournaise' the daughter of oseph Lafournaise
and 3uCanne <alle at 9ood Mountain in #%&H+
Ouellette' /IlicitI ( Concerning her clai*
as a child ( Address' 9illow Bunch )ia
Moose aw ( /ather' oseph Lafournaise'
=MItis> ( Born' #%0% at Pe*bina ( Mother'
3uCanne <allIe' =MItis> ( Married' #%&H at
9ood Mountain to a*es Ouellette ( 3crip
for T!$" ( Clai* #5#5
Kuellette$ 6ean Baptiste% -*% 18'7/
/ranFois Ba)ier' the son of oseph Ouelette
r+ and ,hIrQse EliCabeth Houle+ He *arried
Cecile Courchene the daughter of /rancois
Courchene and /rancoise Beaucha*p in #%0% at
Pe*bina+ ,hey had three sons acti)e in the
ResistanceA ean Baptiste r+' Bernard' and
Abraha*+ Baptiste was a *e*ber of Captain
Antoine Lafontaine;s co*pany' one of the #H
di,aines led by @abriel 4u*ont during the #%%0
Metis Resistance+
In #%&%' ean Baptiste was a *e*ber of the
Cypress Hills Metis hunting band that petitioned
for a reser)e+
Ouellette' BaptisteM addressA 3t+ BonifacM
bornA #%6& at 3t+ .orbert' ManM fatherA
oseph Ouellette 3r+ =MItis>M *otherA
,herese Houle =MItis>M *arriedA #%0% at 3t+
oe' 4akota to Cecile CourcheneM children
li)ingA ean Baptiste' Bernard' Abraha*'
Adelaide' Marie Rose' 9illia*' ,haddie
and EleonoreM children deceasedA Angele'
3t+ Pierre' /rancoise and # with no na*eM
scrip for T#5"+""M clai* no+ ##$6'+
On his #%%0 clai* for Half Breed 3crip for
his children he statesA 1/or the last twenty years I
ha)e been a per*anent resident of the ,erritories
and *y deceased children li)ed with *e up to
the ti*e of their de*ise+ Both of *y deceased
children died at 3t+ Albert in the ,erritories of
s*all po7' during the *onth of August or
3epte*ber #%&"+2 Officials note on the clai*A
19ill write to 3t+ Albert for the burial
certificates+ Clai*ant declines answering
-uestions relating to the part taken by hi* during
the late rebellion+2
0!
,his clai* was reser)ed
because of his participation in the Resistance and
later allowed on October #0' #%%5+
06
0!
R@ #0' 4 II =%> =b>+
06
,he 4eputy Minister of the Interior instructed =une ##'
#%%5> that all clai*s disallowed becase of Resistance acti)ity
would now be allowed+
0#
oseph was born at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier the
son of oseph Ouelette III and Madeleine Paul+
He *arried Marie Parenteau' the daughter of
Petit Louis Parenteau and 3usanne @rant+
Kuellette$ 6oseph% -1788-1881/
oseph =c+ #&HH(#%%0> was the son of
oseph Ouellete and AngIli-ue' an Assiniboine
wo*an+ He *arried ,hIrQse EliCabeth Houle and
they had thirteen children+ ,heir son Antoine
Ouellette is listed abo)e and he also signed this
petition+ ,hey li)ed at 3t+ .orbert and 3t+
/ranFois Ba)ier before *o)ing to 3t+ Laurent on
the 3outh 3askatchewan in #%&$+ Howe)er' in
#%&0 he recei)ed Half Breed 3crip pursuant to
the #%5$ ,reaty with the Red Lake and Pe*bina
Bands of Chippewa Indians =3crip W 6&0>+
In #%&0 he and his son oseph r+ recei)ed
scrip stubs for #5" acres each' 3crip W 6&0 for
oseph 3r+ and W6&5 for his son oseph+ In #%5%'
he was li)ing with the ,urtle Mountain Band and
recei)ed a T6+"" annuity pay*ent fro* the
A*erican go)ern*ent+ oseph fought and died at
Batoche during the #%%0 Resistance+
Kuellette -#allette/$ 6oseph 6r% -183.-1888/
oseph' the older brother of Antoine and
ean Baptiste Ouellette =abo)e>+ oseph was the
son of oseph Ouelette r+ and ,hIrQse EliCabeth
Houle+ In #%5%' he *o)ed fro* Red Ri)er to
9ood Mountain for two years' then to Cut Ar*
Creek =one year>' then back to 9ood Mountain
and Cypress Hills =% years> then per*anently to
4uck Lake+
In #%&$' oseph was issued 3crip W 6&5
=#5" acres> under the Red Lake and Pe*bina
,reaty+ In #%&%' oseph and other Metis buffalo
hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking
for a special Metis reser)e of land+
In #%00' at 9hite Horse Plains' he *arried
Madeleine PaulM they had si7 sur)i)ing children+
,wo of their boys' ulien and oseph were acti)e
in the Resistance+ oseph;s niece <eroni-ue was
*arried to Michel 4u*as' the far* instructor at
One Arrow Reser)e+ oseph III fought for the
Metis at Batoche+
In #%&%' oseph and other Metis buffalo
hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking
for a special Metis reser)e of land+ oseph
fought for the Metis at Batoche+ He was a
*e*ber of Captain a*es 3hort;s co*pany' one
of the #H di,aines led by @abriel 4u*ont during
the #%%0 Metis Resistance+
On his #%%0 application for Half Breed
3crip oseph statesA 1Lp to #%5%' I li)ed both in
Manitoba and the ,erritories+ In #%5%' I *o)ed to
9ood Mountain where I li)ed two years' thence
to Cut Ar* Creek' one year' thence again to
9ood Mountain and Cypress Hills =for> about
eight years' thence to 4uck Lake where I ha)e
e)er since resided+ I a* occupying a piece of
land near 4uck Lake' for which I ne)er entered
=application for title> for want of *eans+ I a* on
said land since uly #%&H+ 3ince last March I
ha)e continuously li)ed at 4uck Lake and
)icinity+ I was present in ar*s at BatocheM but I
was forced by the leaders to be present at the
engage*ents with the go)ern*ent troops+ I took
no part in the engage*ent at 4uck Lake nor at
/ish Creek+2
0$
,his clai* was reser)ed because
of his participation in the Resistance and later
allowed on October #6' #%%5+
00
Ouellette' oseph ( Concerning his clai* as a
head of fa*ily ( Address' 4uck Lake ( Born'
#%6$ near 9innipeg ( /ather' oseph Ouellette'
=MItis> ( Mother' ,hIrQse Houle' =MItis> (
Married' #%00 at 9hite Horse Plains to
Madeleine Paul ( Children li)ing' si7 =na*es on
declaration> ( Children deceased' si7 ( 3crip for
T#5" ( Clai* #!&#
Kuelette -#allette/$ 6ulien% -*% 18.8/
ulien was born at Oak Lake the son of
oseph III and Madeleine Paul+ He *arried
Angeli-ue Moreau =b+ #%5&> the daughter of
onas Moreau and Cecile 4es8arlais+ ,hey
resided at 4uck Lake+ In #%&%' ulien and other
Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a
petition asking for a special Metis reser)e of
land+ ulien was a *e*ber of Captain onas
Moureau;s co*pany' one of the #H di,aines led
by @abriel 4u*ont during the #%%0 Metis
Resistance+
Ouellette' ulienM addressA @randin P+O+ JPost
OfficeKM bornA #%$H at Oak LakeM fatherA oseph
Ouellette =MItis>M *otherA Madelaine Paul
=MItis>M *arriedA #%%$ at 4uck Lake to
AngIli-ue MoreauM children li)ingA 3t+ PierreM
scrip for T!$"+""M clai* no+ H5"+
Kuellette -#allette/$ Patri!e% -*% 180(/
Patrice was born anuary #&' #%5" at Baie
3t+ Paul' the son of oseph Ouellette and
Madeleine Paul+ He *arried Marguerite
Lattergrass' the daughter of Akewenin
Lattergrass and Isabelle Dipling in #%%5 at
Battleford+
05
0$
R@ #0' 4 II =%> =b>+
00
,he 4eputy Minister of the Interior instructed =une ##'
#%%5> that all clai*s disallowed becase of Resistance acti)ity
would now be allowed+
0!
Ouellette' Patrice ( Concerning his clai* as
a child ( Address' Battleford ( Born' #%5# at
Baie 3t+ Paul ( /ather' oseph Ouellette'
=MItis> ( Mother' Madeleine Paul' =MItis> (
3crip for T!$" ( Clai* #!$0+
Kuellette$ Marie Philomene% -*% 1873/
Philo*ene was the daughter of Antoine
Ouellette and Angeli-ue Bottineau' and younger
sister of rose listed below+ Later' in #%%& she
*arried ohn 9ills who also signed this petition+
Kuellette$ Rose% -*% 1801/
Rose was the daughter of Antoine Ouellette
and Angeli-ue Bottineau+ 3he *arried .or*an
Marion' the son of .arcisse Marion and and
Marie Bouchard+
Parenteau$ ,ngeli:ue% -*% !% 18'./
Angeli-ue was the daughter of oseph
Parenteau and 3uCanne Richard+ 3he first
*arried ean Baptiste Lafra*boise' the son of
oseph Lafra*boise and osephte =Assiniboine>+
3he then *arried Moise Lapierre' the son of
Antoine Lapierre and Catherine @agnon in
#!%&# at 4uck Lake+
Parenteau$ ;lie% -*% 18'1/
Elie Parenteau was the son of oseph
Parenteau and 3uCanne 4aigneault+ He *arried
Marie Beriault' the daughter of oseph Beriault
and Isabelle 4u)al in #%5! at 3t+ Boniface+ He
then *arried /rancoise Ledou7' the daughter of
Eusebe Ledou7 and Louise 4es8arlais in #%5% at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Lastly' he *arried
Marguerite Lafournaise' the daughter of @abriel
Lafournaise and 3usanne Collin so*eti*e before
#%&5+
Parenteau$ 6udith% -*% 18.7/
udith was the daughter of oseph
Parenteau and Angeli-ue @odon+ 3he *arried
Isidore 4u*ont r+' the son of Isidor 4u*ont and
louise Lafra*boise+
Parenteau$ Madeleine% -*% 18''/
Madeleine was the daughter of oseph
Parenteau =b+ #%#0> and 3uCanne 4aigneault+
3he *arried Augustin Racette' the son of
augustin Racette and 3uCanne @roul7+
05
Ouellette' MargueriteM addressA Battlefor bornA #%00 at
Baie 3t+ Paul' ManM fatherA Akewenin Laterregrasse =MItis>M
*otherA Isabelle Dippling or Dapewashik =MItis>M *arriedA
#%%5 at Battleford to Patrice OuelletteM li)ed with an Indian
before *arriageM children li)ingA ean Marie =Indian
husband>M children deceasedA $M scrip for T!$"+""M clai* no+
%H5+
Parenteau$ Marie Louisa -*% 18.'/
Louisa was the daughter of Pierre
Parenteau =b+ #%#&> and osephte 4elor*e+ 3he
*arried ean Baptiste Charette' the son of oseph
Charette and Marie @osselin in #%50 at 3t+
.orbert+
Parisien$ 6oseph % =#%$&>
oseph Parisien was born in #%$& in 3t+
Boniface' the son of oseph Parisien 3r+ and
Marguerite La)allee Martin+ He *arried
Marguerite @ariepy' the daughter of Bona)enture
@ariepy and Madeleine Laroc-ue' in #%&# at
Lebret+ He signed a petition for a Metis reser)e
in Montana' sent by Louis Riel to @eneral
.elson A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
Patri!e$ Hsidore
Paul$ Madeleine -*% 1837/
Madeleine was the daughter of Paul Paul
and Marguerite La)ellee+ In #%0$ at 9hite Horse
Plains
3he *arried oseph Ouellette on une H'
#%$0 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ oseph' born in
#%!$' was the son of oseph Ouellette r+ and
,hIrQse EliCabeth 4aniels dit Houle+ In #%5%'
they *o)ed fro* Red Ri)er to 9ood Mountain
for two years' then to Cut Ar* Creek =one year>'
then back to 9ood Mountain and Cypress Hills
=% years> then per*anently to 4uck Lake+ In
#%&$' oseph was issued 3crip W 6&0 =#5" acres>
under the Red Lake and Pe*bina ,reaty+ In
#%&%' oseph and other Metis buffalo hunters at
Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking for a
special Metis reser)e of land+ He was then acti)e
in the #%%0 Resistance
Madeleine and oseph had si7 sur)i)ing
children+ ,wo of their boys' ulien and oseph
were acti)e in the #%%0 Resistance+ oseph;s
niece <eroni-ue was *arried to Michel 4u*as'
the far* instructor at One Arrow Reser)e+
The Pelletier 7amily and the Cypress Hills
Metis Hunting Band+
ean Baptiste 19a(sa(ko(the2 Pelletier was
born circa #%!0' the son of oseph Pierre
Pelletier dit Boston dit Assiniboine =b+ #&%&> and
@ene)ie)e L8ikay Hallett+
0&
oseph Pierre
Pelletier was with Cuthbert @rant at the Battle of
3e)en Oaks in #%#5+
0&
oseph was the son of Antoine Pelletier and Marguerite
=3aulteau7>' @ene)ie)e was the daughter of Henry Hallett
and a 3aulteau7 wo*an+
06
ean Baptiste Pelletier b+ #%!0 had fi)e
sons who were signatories to the Metis petition
to 8oin ,reaty /our on 3epte*ber &' #%&5 at /ort
9alsh+ ean Baptiste died in the Cypress Hills in
April of #%&%+ He and his wife Madeleine
4escha*ps had fi)e children who signed the
Cypress Hills Metis Hunting Band Petition for a
reser)e in 3epte*ber of #%&%' only fi)e *onths
after he died+ ,he children who were signatories
wereA Ale7andre =b+ #%$"> ean Baptiste r+ =b+
#%$5>' Chrysologue Pierre =b+ #%$H>' Cuthbert
=b+ #%5$> and Adolphus =b+ #%5H>+ ean
Baptiste;s brother Pierre Pelletier dit Assiniboine
=b+ #%#5> was *arried to ean Baptiste;s wife;s
sister osephte 4escha*ps+ ,hey also had a son'
Paul Pelletier =b+ #%$$> who signed the Cypress
Hills Petition of #%&%+ Pierre Pelletier dit
Assiniboine and his son oseph Pelletier had also
signed Augustin Brabant;s 3epte*ber ##' #%&$
petition fro* Lac :u;Appelle regard to Metis
rights to land' fishing and hunting in the
:u;Appelle <alley and en)irons+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ ,dolphus%
Adolphus was born on une #!' #%5%' the
son of ean Baptiste Pelletier and Madeleine
4escha*ps+ He *arried Marie Caroline <allee+
3crip clai*s A
3crip Certificate .o+ &!# /or* B for
T!!+%0 in fa)our of Adolphus Pelletier
one of the heirs of Baptiste Pelletier+
3crip Certificate .o+ &#5 /or* B for T6$+!%
in fa)our of Adolphus Pelletier one of the
heirs of Marie Pelletier+
Pelletier$ ,leCandre% -*% 180(/
Ale7andre was born on May !#' #%5" at
3/B+ He was the son of oseph Pelletier and
Louise 3t+ 4enis+ ,wo of his uncles' Cuthbert
and Michel 3t+ 4enis' were part of this hunting
brigade+ Ale7andre *arried Rose Ross+ ,hey had
three children one born at Lestock and two born
at Lebret+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ ,leCandre% -*% 181./
Ale7andre Pelletier was born in #%0$' the
son of ean Baptiste Pelletier 3r+ and Madeleine
4escha*ps+ His uncle Pierre Pelletier =b+ #%#5>
was *arried to osephte 4escha*ps' the sister of
Madeleine+
Ale7andre *arried Caroline Bruyere' =b+
#%0H> in the Cypress hills in #%&&+ 3he was the
daughter of ean Baptiste Bruyere and Angeli-ue
@uilbault in #%&0 at Cypress Hills+ Ale7andre
was band *e*ber W!5 of Little Child;s Band+ In
#%%5' Ale7andre' his wife and ! boys and $ girls
withdrew fro* ,reaty+ ,he couple had ele)en
children+
Marie Louise' born #%&% at 9ood
Mountain' died at 4unsieth' .orth
4akota in #%&H+
<italine' born in #%%" at 9ood
Mountain died when one *onth old+
Alfred' born in #%%! at /ort
:u;Appelle' died at Belcourt' .orth
4akota in #%H"+
osue =oseph>' born in #%%$ at
:u;Appelle' died in #%%H+
Marie+
Pelletier' Ale7andreM heir to his deceased
daughter' Marie Louise PelletierM addressA
4unseithM bornA #%&% at 9ood MountainM
fatherA Ale7andre Pelletier =MItis and
deponent>M *otherA Caroline Bruyere
=MItis>M diedA .o)e*ber or 4ece*ber'
#%&HM scrip cert+A for* 4' no+ H$!M clai* no+
H50+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ ,leCandre% -*% 180(/
Ale7andre Pelletier was born on May !#'
#%5" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of oseph
Pelletier and Louise 3t+ 4enis+ He *arried Rose
Ross born une $' #%0& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Rose was pre)iously *arried to @regoire 9ills+
3crip Certificate .o+ H5! /or* A for T!$"
in fa)our of Ale7andre Pelletier+
Pelletier' Ale7andreM heir to his deceased
sonsM ohn' bornA #%%6 at Pheasant CreekM
diedA #" May' #%%$M Israel' bornA August'
#%%0 at Pheasant CreekM diedA H /ebruary'
#%%5M addressA /ile HillsM fatherA Ale7andre
Pelletier =MItis and deponent>M *otherA
Rose Ross =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* /' no+
&!' ohn PelletierM scrip cert+A for* /' no+ &$'
Israel PelletierM file ref+ HH00H# on H55!"6M
clai* no+ $66+
Pelletier$ ,li:ue
Ale7 was at one ti*e a ,urtle Mountain
Band *e*ber+ Ale7andre Peltier left treaty fro*
the Cowessess Band on uly !!' #%%5+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ Chrysologue -Lasselog/
Pierre% -*% 18.8/
Chrysolo-ue was born in #%$H at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of ean Baptiste
0$
Pelletier and Madeleine 4escha*ps+ He *arried
Philo*ene /ournier =b+ #%$&>' the daughter of
/rancois /ournier dit 9iskaway and Angeli-ue
Methote in #%&" at Lebret+ ,he couple had nine
children+
,heir children wereA
Chrysologue' born in #%&# at Lebret' he
died in #%%5+
udith' born in #%&6 at :u;Appelle+ 3he
*arried Baptiste =Henry> Allary in
#%H#' they li)ed at Birtle' Manitoba+
.ancy' born in #%&0 at 9ood Mountain'
she was *arried to a Houle+
Cuthbert' born #%&5 at Lebret' he died
in #%%5 at Lebret+
Marie E*ilie' born in #%%! at
:u;Appelle' she *arried Louis Morin
in 3t+ ohn' .orth 4akota+
Isabella' died as an infant+
Chrysoste*e' died before #H""+
Pelletier' Chrysolo-ueM addressA /ort :uUAppelleM
bornA #%6% at Red Ri)erM fatherA Baptiste
Pelletier =deceasedM MItis>M *otherA Madeleine
4escha*ps =MItis>M *arriedA #%&! at :uUAppelle
to Philo*ene /ournierM children li)ingA udithM
.ancyM Marie E*ilie and IsabelleM children
deceasedA Chrisosto*e and CuthbertM scrip for
T!$"+""M clai* no+ #!#!+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ Cuth*ert% -*% 18.0/
Cuthbert was born circa #%$5 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of Charles Pelletier =b+
#&%%> and 3uCanne Bercier+ He *arried
EliCabeth 3wain' the daughter of ohn 3wain and
Marie Marguerite Allary in #%&! at 3t+ Laurent
=3outh 3askatchewan Ri)er>+ ,hey had ele)en
children born at 4uck Lake' Cypress Hills' 3wift
Current' Lebret and Lestock+ ,heir children
were A
Edward' *arried Adelaide Boucher+
Marie Rose' born #%&6 at 4uck Lake+
Roger' born #%&5 at Cypress Hills'
*arried Catherine Chenail+
Isabelle' born #%&H at 3wift Current'
died #%%$+
.or*an' born #%%# at Cypress Hills+
/eli7' born #%%6 at :u;Appelle' died
#%%%+
Marie E*erise' born #%%5 at Lebret'
*arried 3olo*on Boucher+
osephine' born #%%H at Lestock+
Helen' born #%H# *arried 3e)ere
Poitras+
Andre' born #%H5 at Lestock' died #%H5+
/eli7 Paul' born #%H5 at Lestock'
*arried Christina 4es8arlais+
Affida)it of Pelletier' CuthbertM bornA #%$$M
occupationA )oyageur' 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM fatherA
Charles Pelletier =MItis>M *other 3usanne Bercier
=MItis>M clai* no+ 0%55M grant no+ 5#!#+
Pelletier' CuthbertM heir to his deceased childrenM
Isabelle' bornA #%&H at 3wift CurrentM diedA !"
/ebruary' #%%$M /eli7' bornA !& October' #%%6 at
:uUAppelleM diedA uly' #%%%M addressA ,ouchwood
HillsM fatherA Cuthbert Pelletier =MItis and deponent>M
*otherA Betsy 3wan =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* no+ !&$'
IsabelleM scrip cert+A for* /' no+ !&5' /eli7M clai* no+
%$6+
Pelletier' RogerM addressA ,ouchwood HillsM bornA
/ebruary' #%&& at Cypress HillsM fatherA Cuthbert
Pelletier =MItis>M *otherA Betsy 3wan =MItis>M scrip
cert+A for* E' no+ 5"!M clai* no+ %0"+
Pelletier' .or*anM addressA ,ouchwood HillsM bornA
#%%# at Cypress HillsM fatherA Cuthbert Pelletier
=MItis>M *otherA Betsy 3wan =MItis>M scrip cert+A for*
E' no+ 5""M clai* no+ %$H+
Pelletier$ Cuth*ert% -*% 180./
Cuthbert was born at Lac la Biche' the son
of ean Baptiste Pelletier and Madeleine
4escha*ps+ At age #!' he was the youngest of
fi)e brothers who signed this petition+ His wife;s
na*e was <eroni-ue+ ,he fa*ily were *e*bers
of the ,urtle Mountain Band where they appear
on the Band Census of #%%%+ ,hey had four
children+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ ;douard% -*% 18'0/
Edouard was born on /ebruary #' #%65 at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Charles Pelletier
=b+ #&%%> and 3uCanne Bercier+ Edouard first
*arried Catherine Rochebla)e' the daughter of
/rancois Rochebla)e and udith Marie
4es8arlais+ ,hey had one daughter' Louise' born
in #%5#+ Edouard then *arried Madeleine Morin'
the daughter of ean Baptiste Morand and Marie
4ubois in #%55 at 3/B+ ,hey had #! children
born at 3/B' Lebret' /ish Creek' 9ood
Mountain' Cypress Hills' and Pheasant Creek+
,hier son' .apoleon =b+ #%55> signed this
petition as well+
Metis 3crip A
Pelletier' EdouardM addressA /ort :uUAppelleM
bornA #%6$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier to Madeleine
MorinM children li)ingA /rancois' Marie Rose'
Edouard' 9illia*' 3a*uel and oseph Re*i =by
00
second wife>M children deceasedA LiCette'
.apoleon' Ale7andre' ean Marie' ,hIrIse and
osephM scrip for T#5"+""M clai* no+ #!"$
Ba)ierM fatherA Charles Pelletier =deceased
MItis>M *otherA 3usanne Bercier =MItis>M
*arriedA in #%05 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier to
Madeleine MorinM children li)ingA /rancois'
Marie Rose' Edouard' 9illia*' 3a*uel and
oseph Re*i =by second wife>M children
deceasedA LiCette' .apoleon' Ale7andre' ean
Marie' ,hIrIse and osephM scrip for T#5"+""M
clai* no+ #!"$ Ba)ier to Catherine Rocheblanc
O in #%56 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier to Madeleine
MorinM children li)ingA /rancois' Marie Rose'
Edouard' 9illia*' 3a*uel and oseph Re*i =by
second wife>M children deceasedA LiCette'
.apoleon' Ale7andre' ean Marie' ,hIrIse and
osephM scrip for T#5"+""M clai* no+ #!"$+
Pelletier' EdouardM for his deceased childrenA
ean Marie' bornA #%&0 at Long LakeM diedA
/ebruary' #%&%M ,herese' bornA !$ anuary' #%&&
at Cypress HillsM diedA /ebruary' #%&%M Louise'
bornA % une' #%%$ at Pheasant CreekM diedA
/ebruary' #%%0M oseph' bornA #6 October' #%%"
at Pheasant CreekM diedA #6 April' #%%5M
.apoleon' bornA #%&" at 3ourisM diedA 6 une'
#%%$M addressA ,ouchwood HillsM fatherA
Edouard Pelletier =MItis and deponent>M *otherA
Madeleine Morin =MItis>M file ref+ #55%%!#M
clai* no+ %6&+
Pelletier$ 7eli!ite% -*% 1813/
/elicite was born on uly !$' #%0!' the daughter
of oseph Pelletier =b+ #%!0> and Louise 3t+
4enis+ 3he *arried Ale7ander 3wain' the son of
ohn 3wain and and Marie Marguerite Allary in
#%&" at Lebret+
Pelletier$ 6ean Baptiste% -*% 18.0/
ean Baptiste Pelletier dit Pelka was born at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ He was the son of ean
Baptiste Pelletier =b+ #%!0> and Madeleine
4escha*ps+
ean Baptiste *arried Caroline 3anderson
at Lebret Mission on April !%' #%&6+ 3he was the
daughter of @eorge 3anderson and Mary
9hitford+ 3he had first been *arried to Charles
Bird and Captain 9illia* Dennedy+ ,his fa*ily
was also part of the ,urtle Mountain Band+ ,heir
children wereA
Caroline' born #%&$ at /ort :u;Appelle'
she later *o)ed to 4unseith' .orth
4akota+
Ale7andre' born in #%&0 at Lebret+ He
too *o)ed to 4unseith' .orth 4akota+
Marie <irginie' born in #%&& at /ort
:u;Appelle' she *arried Louis
4escouteau7 in #%H% and they too li)ed
at 4unseith' .orth 4akota+
oseph' born in #%&H at 9ood
Mountain' he died in #%H$ and is
belie)ed to be buried on ,urtle
Mountain Reser)e in .orth 4akota+
Helene' born #%%" at :u;Appelle' she
*arried a Landry+
EliCa' born circa #%%#' and died at age
## after being enu*erated at ,urtle
Mountain+
Anne E*ilia' born at 9ood Mountain in
#%%!' she *arried a*es 4escoteau7
and they also li)ed at 4unseith' .orth
4akota+
ero*e' born in #%%$ in .orth 4akota
and a *e*ber of the ,urtle Mountain
Band+
Rosalie' born in #%%$ at Broad)iew
3askatchewan' died at two days of age+
ean Baptiste is then reported to ha)e *arried a
wo*an na*ed Pauline at ,urtle Mountain before
#%%H+ ,hey were enu*erated on the ,urtle
Mountain Reser)e in #%%% and at that ti*e had
three childrenA
Cle*ence' born #%%H+
Ale7andre' born #%H!+
Baptiste' born #H""+
Pelletier' ean BaptisteM heir to his deceased
childrenA oseph' bornA #%&H at 9ood MountainM
diedA #%H$M Rosalie' bornA #%%$ at Broad)iewM
diedA ! days old at Broad)iewM addressA 4unseith'
.orth 4akotaM fatherA ean Baptiste Pelletier
=MItis and deponent>M *otherA Caroline
3anderson =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* 4' nos+ &H"
and &H!M clai* no+ H!%+
Pelletier$ 6ean Baptiste% -*% 1810/
ean Baptiste was born on anuary #&' #%05
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Antoine
Pelletier =b+c+ #%!$> and ulie /ournier+ ean r+
*arried Caroline Allary' the daughter of Pierre
Henry dit Allary and Angeli-ue Parisien' in #%&H
at 3t+ Boniface+
Pelletier$ Leonille% -*%1801/
Leonille was born on March !#' #%50' at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of Alphonse
Pelletier =b+ #%6%> and Madeleine 4es8arlais+ 3he
*arried Andre Houle' the son of /rancois Houle
and Marguerite @ariepy in #%%! at Milk Ri)er+
Pelletier$ Marie Madeleine% -*% 18.1/
05
Marie was born on une !$' #%$0 at
Pe*bina' the daughter of Pierre Pelletier =b+
#%!$> and Angeli-ue Contois+ Marie Madeleine
*arried Louis Lafontaine' the son of ean
Baptiste Lafontaine and /rancois Martin before
#%5%+
Pelletier$ Marguerite% -*% 1811/
Marguerite Pelletier was born on
3epte*ber !!' #%0#' at :uUAppelle Mission'
Lebret' the daughter of Pierre Pelletier =b+ #%!$>
and Angeli-ue Contois+ 3he was first *arried to
@abriel Ha*elin before #%&#' then *arried
Leonide @ariepy' the son of Louis @ariepy and
Marie Cardinal in #%&0 at Lebret+ 3he died in
#%%" at Milk Ri)er' Hill County' Montana+
Pelletier$ "an!y <,nne>% -*% 18.'/
.ancy was born on March !6' #%$6 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of Charles
Pelletier =b+ #&%%> and 3uCanne Bercier+ 3he
*arried Antoine Rochebla)e' the son of Antoine
Rochebla)e and udith Marie 4es8arlais in #%5#
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ "apol5on% -*% 1800/
.apoleon was born on .o)e*ber 5' #%55'
the son of Edouard Pelletier =b+ #%65> and
Madeleine Morin+ He died at Lebret in une of
#%%$+
Pelletier' EdouardM for his deceased childrenA
ean Marie' bornA #%&0 at Long LakeM diedA
/ebruary' #%&%M ,herese' bornA !$ anuary' #%&&
at Cypress HillsM diedA /ebruary' #%&%M Louise'
bornA % une' #%%$ at Pheasant CreekM diedA
/ebruary' #%%0M oseph' bornA #6 October' #%%"
at Pheasant CreekM diedA #6 April' #%%5M
.apoleon' bornA #%&" at 3ourisM diedA 6 une'
#%%$M addressA ,ouchwood HillsM fatherA Edouard
Pelletier =MItis and deponent>M *otherA
Madeleine Morin =MItis>M file ref+ #55%%!#M
clai* no+ %6&+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ Paul% -*% 18.'/
Paul was the son of Pierre Pelletier dit
Assiniboine =b+ #%#5> and osephte 4escha*ps'
he was born in #%$6 at Pe*bina' 4akota
,erritory' but baptised at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ He
*arried Louise @onne)ille =b+ #%0#> in #%&# at
Lebret Mission+ 3he was the daughter of Ale7is
@onne)ille and osephte ,rottier+ ,his too was a
fa*ily who were part of the ,urtle Mountain
Band+ Paul far*ed there and is listed in the Band
Census in #H#"+ ,hey had the following
childrenM
Larose' born in #%&! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
Isidore' born in #%&$ at 9innipeg+
/rancois' born in #%&0 at Lebret' he
li)ed at 4unseith' .orth 4akota+
3t+ Pierre' born in #%&% at 3wift
Current+
oseph' born in #%%" at /ort
:u;Appelle' he died in #H""+
ean Baptiste' born in #%%6 at /ort
:u;Appelle but baptised at 9illow
Bunch+
Robert' born in #%%0 at /ort
:u;Appelle' also baptised at 9illow
Bunch+
Alfred' born in #%%&' a ,urtle Mountain
Band Me*ber+
Mary Rosine' born in #%%H' a ,urtle
Mountain Band Me*ber+
Ale7ander' born in #%H!' a ,urtle
Mountain Band Me*ber+
@eorgina' born in #%H0+
Pelletier' PaulM addressA /ort :uUAppelleM bornA
#%$6 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM fatherA Pierre
Pelletier =MItis>M *otherA osephte 4escha*ps
=MItis>M *arriedA #%&# at :uUAppelle to Louise
@onne)illeM children li)ingA LaRose' Isidore'
/rancois' 3t+ Pierre' ean Baptiste and RobertM
children deceasedA #M scrip for T!$"+""M clai*
no+ #!#6+
Pelletier$ Therese% -*%18''/
,herese was born on October #$' #%66 at
3t+ Boniface' the daughter of Charles Pelletier =b+
#&%%> and 3uCanne Bercier+ 3he *arried Pierre
Le*ire' the son of oseph Le*ire and ulie
Martin in #%0% at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Pelletier -Pello!he/$ #illiam% -*% 180(/
E*ilien Pelletier was born at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier on .o)e*ber $' #%5"' the son of Ale7is
Pelletier =b+ #%#6> and Louise Houle+ E*ilien
*arried Caroline Lafra*boise' the daughter of
ean Baptiste Lafra*boise and Elise ,ho*as+
,heir son 9illia* r' called Heli' was born in
#%05 near Medicine Hat+
Pelletier' 9illia* for his li)ing son Heli
=9illia*> PelletierM addressA Medicine HatM
bornA #%%0 near Medicine HatM fatherA 9illia*
Pelletier =MItis and deponent>M *otherA Caroline
0&
Lafra*boise =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* C' no+
&"$M clai* no+ ##!5+
Poitras$ 9avid To*ie% =#%6$(#%H%>
4a)id Poitras was the son of Pierre Poitras
and Marie Bruyere' born at Red Ri)er on May
##' #%6$+ He *arried Magdeliene @esson dit 3t+
4enis+ His brother had ser)ed on Riel;s Council
in #%&" and his cousin ean was *arried to
Riel;s sister' Henrietta+ 4uring the Resistance
4a)id had been charged with illegal possession
of property but was dis*issed on this charge by
udge Rouleau on uly !5' #%%0+
0%
In a letter to
his *other fro* /ort Belknap in #%&H Louis Riel
*entions *eeting 4a)id Poitras' his father
1Pierrette2 Poitras and Pierre;s brother;s oseph
and @abriel Poitras+
Poitras$ ;li2a% -*% 18.'/
EliCa was born on October !0' #%$6' the
daughter of Pierre Poitras =b+ #%#!> and Marie
Bruyere+ 3he *arried @abriel Le)eille' the son
of Pierre Le)eille and ulie McDenCie in #%5$ at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ Later she *arried Pierre Cyr
in #%%0 at 4uha*el+
Poitras$ 7ranFois% -*% 1831/
/rancois was born on /ebruary #&' #%!0 at
/ort Ellice' the son of Andre Poitras
0H
and
Marguerite @rant+ He *arried Madeleine /isher'
the daughter of Henry Munroe /isher and
Marguerite Lafra*boise in #%0" at Pe*bina'
.orth 4akota+
Poitras$ &a*riel <)u )erde )urrett>% =b+ #%!">
@abriel was the son of Andre Henri Poitras
r+ and Marguerite @rant =b+ #&H" at
:u;Appelle>+ He *arried Isabelle Malaterre'
daughter of ean Baptiste Malaterre and
Angeli-ue Ada*' on /ebruary #' #%$!' at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ @abriel PoitrasU wife' Isabelle
Malaterre' was the sister of Marie Malaterre'
who was Louis RielUs wifeUs *other+ @abrielUs
brother' Pierre' was a *e*ber of Louis RielUs
pro)isional go)ern*ent of #%&"+ + @abriel signed
the #%&% Cypress Hills Metis Hunting Band
petition for a reser)e as did his brother(in(law
Louis Malaterre He was a member of the
,urtle Mountain Band who signed the ,urtle
Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians agree*ent
with P++ McCu*ber on October !!' #%H! at the
Belcourt Agency+ @abriel and Isabelle appear on
0%
4ouglas Light' #H%&A 0#!+
0H
Andre Poitras was a .9C clerk in #%"$("0 posted in
:u;Appelle and at /ort L;Esperance =Bea)er Creek>+
the ,urtle Mountain Band Census fro* #%%$ to
#%H!+
3crip affida)it for Poitras' @abrielM bornA uly'
#%!"M fatherA Poitras =/rench Canadian>M *otherA
Marguerite @rant =MItis>M clai* noA !50$M scrip
noA #!!!5M date of issueA Apr+ !"' #%&&M a*ountA
T#5"
Poitras$ Hsa*elle% -*% 18.'/
Isabelle was born on anuary !#' #%$6' at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of @abriel
Poitras 3r+ =b+ #%!"> and Isabelle Malaterre+ 3he
*arried Modeste Mc@illis' the son of Ale7andre
Mc@illis and Marguerite Bottineau in #%55 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
Poitras$ 6ean Baptiste% -*% 1801/
ean Baptiste Poitras was born at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of Ignace Poitras and
Helene Mc@illis+ He died on August #$' #%%0 at
Batoche+ He was one of four Poitras brothers
who fought during the #%%0 Resistance+ He died
at age !" on August #$' #%%0 at Batoche+
Poitras dit Beau!as:ue$ 6oseph% -*% 1818/
oseph was born in #%#%' the son of Andre
Poitras and Cuthbert @rant;s sister Marguerite
@rant+
5"
He *arried 3usanne La)erdure' the
daughter of Ale7ie La)erdure and Angeli-ue
Montour+ 3he was born #%!" in .orthwest
,erritories+ He listed hi*self as a plains hunter+
oseph was a ,urtle Mountain Band *e*ber+
Poitras$ Marie Madeleine% -*% 18.(/
Marie was born on anuary %' #%$"' the
daughter of oseph Poitras =b+ #%#%> and
3uCanne La)erdure+ 3he first *arried oseph
Lafournaise' the son of ean Baptiste
Lafournaise and Marguerite @osselin in #%0% at
Pe*bina+ 3he then *arried 9illia* Dlyne' the
son of Michel Dlyne and Madeleine Beauche*in
in #%&# at 3t+ Boniface+ 3he died in #H"H at
9illow Bunch+
Poitras$ Marie Rose% -*% 1807/
Marie was born on 4ece*ber !0' #%5& at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of @abriel
Poitras =b+ #%!"> and Isabelle Malaterre+ 3he
*arried to Ale7andre Canada dit Henault' the
son of Ale7ander Canada dit Henault and
Catherine 4a)is in #%%5+ ,hus she was present
5"
Marguerite was the daughter of Cuthbert @rant 3r+ and
Lt*iniwasis+ 3he was born #&H" in :uUAppelle' and died
April "H' #%55 in 3t Boniface+
0%
with her fa*ily when this petition was signed
and later *arried one of the *en of the brigade+
Poitras$ Rosalie% -*% 1813/
Rosalie was born on August !5' #%0! at Rat
Creek' the daughter of @abriel Poitras =b+ #%!">
and Isabelle Malaterre+ 3he *arried Charles
Bonneau' the son of Pierre Bonneau and Louise
@ariepy in #%&" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ 3he died
in #%%0 at age 66+
Poitras$ )olomon -1807/
3olo*on was the son of 4a)id Poitras and
Magdeleine 3t+ 4enis+ .ote that he signed as an
ele)en year old+
Poitras$ Termie% -*% 18.3/
,heodore Poitras was the son of Pierre
Poitras and Marie Bruyere+ He *arried Cecile
Lafournaise' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Lafournaise and Marguerite @osselin+ Her
brothers erro*e and 9illia* also signed this
petition+
Primeau$ Marguerite% -*%18'0/
Marguerite was born at /ort Ale7andre' the
daughter of oseph Pri*eau =b+ #%!"> and
Marguerite 3te)enson+ 3he *arried Eustache
Berard' the son of Louis Berard and Catherine
Hughes in #%0$ at 3t+ Boniface+
Ra!ette$ ,ugustin -*% 18'1/
Augustin was the son of Augustin Racette
3r+ and 3uCanne @roul7+ He *arried Madeleine
Parenteau' the daughter of oseph Parenteau and
3uCanne 4aigneault+
Ra!ette$ 6ean Baptiste dit 9os Cro!he% -18'3/
ean Baptiste Racette was the son of
@eorge Racette
5#
=b+c+ #%"#> and /rancois
5#
In #%&6' @eorge' with se)eral others' established a
1Council2 in the :u;Appelle <alley with the intent of
for*ing a go)ern*ent+ 4ue to their lack of for*al education
they sent for Louis Riel to assist the* in this+ @eorges was
also present at the ,reaty /our negotiations+ It was ru*ored
on 4ece*ber 6' #%5H' that @eorge Racette a Metis trader
who had been acti)e with the 3iou7 for *any years was on
his way to the 3ettle*ent at the head of #'#"" 3iou7+ Racette
was a close associate of 4r+ 3chultC and it was generally
belie)ed that 3chultC and the 1Canada /irst2 group had
induced Racette to *obiliCe the 3iou7+ Ale7ander Begg
speculated that Racette was a confederate of 4r+ 3chultC
=who also had great influence with the 3iou7> and 13chultC
*ay ha)e used Racette to *ake contact with the 3iou7' or
Racette *ay ha)e anticipated his supposed wishes+2 On
March #$' #%&"' Racette ad)ertiCed land near the 3ouris and
Long Ri)ers as official agent for Chief Red 3tone
=Assiniboine> and Chief 9hite Cap =4akota 3iou7>+
@uilbeau+ 1Baptiste Racette' whose na*e
appeared on the Cypress Hills Petition of #%&%
had already 1*ade up his *ind to beco*e an
Indian2 and had taken treaty annuity in #%&0+2
5!
In the Canada Census of #%%# ean Baptiste
is recorded with his wife /risine li)ing at
Cypress Hills in Household W $$+ ,heir children
are listed asA LaRose =#$>' 3t+ Pierre =#"> and
ulie =$>+
Baptiste appears as W#" on the Cowessess
Band list+ In #%&&' Baptiste' his wife and
children took annuity pay*ents at Cypress Hills
as *e*bers of Little Child;s =Cowessess> Band+
Baptiste *arried Euphrosine <ersailles' the
daughter of Pierre <ersailles and osephte
Letendre+ ,heir son' oseph Racette =b+ #%0H>
was a band *e*ber of Cowessess but later
withdrew fro* ,reaty+ Baptiste;s brother oseph
Racette dit Manand8e =b+ #%6"> was *arried to
Isabelle 9apenotokaw the daughter of 9e*itek
and Awahan+ ,hey were 4uck Lake Band
*e*bers+ Both fa*ilies were long ti*e hunters
in the Cypress Hills area+
Ro*illard$ ChrysostIme% -*% 1803/
ChrysostR*e was born on anuary #%'
#%5!' the son of ean Baptiste Robillard and
Isabelle Co*ptois+ He *arried /rancoise
Caroline Blondeau' daughter of 3i*on Blondeau
and /rancoise 4es8arlais in #%%0 at Lebret+
Ro*illard$ Marie% -*% 18.7/
Marie was born on May !0' #%$&' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Robillard =b+ #%!"> and
Catherine 4uchar*e+ 3he *arried oseph
<illebrun' the son of Louis )illbrun and Louise
collin in #%5$ at 3t+ Boniface+
Ro!he*lave$ ,delaide%
Adelaide was the daughter of ,ho*as
Rochebla)e =b+ #%6!> and ,herese 4es*arais+
3he *arried A*broise Lapierre' the son of
Antoine Lapierre and Catherine @agnon in #%&H
at 3t+ Peter;s Mission' Montana+
Ro!he*lave$ ,ntoine%
Antoine was born before #%$"' the son of
/rancois Rochebla)e and udith Marie
4es8arlais+ He *arried .ancy Pelletier
56
the
daughter of Charles Pelletier and 3uCanne
Bercier on 3epte*ber 6' #%5# at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ ,heir daughters Isabelle and Marie were
*arried to brothersM Charles Malaterre and ohn
5!
3herry /arrell Racette' op+ cit+ p+ 0H+
56
.ancy;s siblings' ,herese =Le*ire>' Cuthbert
Pelletier' Edouard Pelletier and ean Baptiste Pelletier
were also part of this hunting brigade+
0H
Malaterre who were also part of this hunting
brigade+ Antoine was a Head*an of
Muscowe-uan Band+
Ross$ ;li2a*eth% -*% 18.0/
EliCabeth was born on March !0' #%$5 at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the daughter of Hugh Ross
=b+ #&%6> and 3arah 3hort+ 3he *arried Michel
Leclerc dit Allard' the son of A*broise Allard
and Marguerite challifou7 in #%5! at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
Ross$ Pierre% -*% 1818/
Pierre was born on une !$' #%0H' the son
of Roderick Ross and Marie 4elor*e+ He
*arried Betsy 9elsh' the daughter of 4aniel
9elsh and Louise Collin+ His sister Rose Ross
=b+ #%0&> was *arried to @regoire 9illsM they
were also with this hunting brigade+
Ross$ Roderi!=% -*% 1838/
Roderick was a 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier trader'
the son of Hugh Ross and 3arah 3hort+ He
*arried Marie 4elor*e the daughter of Lrbain
4elor*e and Madeleine <i)ier+ ,heir daughter
Rose was *arried to @regoire 9ills =9elsh>+
Roderick later *arried 3uCanne Pelletier' the
daughter of Charles Pelletier and 3uCanne+ ,heir
twins son 9illia* Ross and daughter Marie
E*erise were born anuary !!' #%&! at Cypress
Hills+ 4aughter Agnes Ross was born in #%%$ at
:u;Appelle+
He beca*e a resident at Lebret near the
Catholic Mission+
Ross$ Marie Rose% -*% 1801/
Marie Rose was born on August #6' #%5#'
at :u;Appelle' the daughter of ohn Ross =b+
#%6!> and Marguerite @rant =the daughter of
Cuthbert @rant and Marie Mcgillis>+ 3he *arried
Pierre Lafournaise' the son of ean Baptiste
Lafournaise and Marguerite @osselin' in #%%" at
4uck Lake+
Ross$ Rose% -*% 1817/
Rose was born on une $' #%0&' the
daughter of Roderick Ross =b+ #%!H> and Marie
4elor*e+ 3he *arried @regoire 9ills' the son of
Edouard 9ills and Isabelle Mc@illis in #%&5 at
Lebret and was then *arried to Ale7andre
Pelletier r+' the son of oseph Pelletier and
Louise 3t+ 4enis in #%&# at Lebret+
Ross$ eroni:ue% -*% 1818/
<eroni-ue was born on .o)e*ber $' #%0%'
the daughter of Charles Ross =b+ #%60> and
Marguerite Allard+ 3he *arried 3t+ Pierre
La)erdure+ 3t+ Pierre was born in #%56' at Little
Rocky Mountains' the son of oseph La)erdure
and Marie Martel+ 3t+ Pierre subse-uently
*arried EliCa Pri*eau' the daughter of ere*ie
Pri*eau and Marguerite Allard+ ,his fa*ily
appears in the ,urtle Mountain Band census+ He
signed the #%H! McCu*ber Agree*ent+ In #%&%'
Leon and other Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress
Hills wrote a petition asking for a special Metis
reser)e of land+
Ross$ Jr*ain% -*% 1801/
Lrbain' born /ebruary $' #%50 at 3/B' was
also the son of Roderick Ross and Marie
4elor*e+
Ross$ #illiam% -*% 1811/
9illia* Ross was born on une $' #%0# at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of 4onald Ross =b+
#%!!> and Catherine 4elor*e+ He *arried Marie
Lefort' the daughter of /rancois toussaint Lefort
and EliCa Laplante in #%&" at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+ 9illia* was a plains hunter fro* 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+ His cousin Roderick Ross is
listed abo)e+ In the #%%# Canada Census 9illia*
and Marie and son Billy =$ *onths> are recorded
as Household W 6!+ He lists his occupation as
1far*er+2
)anderson$ 6ames 7ran!is% =#%$%(#H"!>
Interpreter' business*an' rancher' and
authorM a*es was born March !6' #%$% at
Athabasca Landing' Alberta' the son of a*es
and EliCabeth Anderson a Metis+ He beca*e a
well(known rancher' entrepreneur and writer in
the Medicine Hat area+ His older brother was
@eorge 9illia* 3anderson of the Portage la
Prairie area+ His father worked for the Hudson;s
Bay Co*pany out of Gork factory for *ore than
ten years+ His *other was the daughter of Metis
trader ohn Anderson+ After his father;s death his
*other re(*arried 9illia* 3utherland and they
*o)ed with their children to Portage la Prairie+
4uring the #%5H(&" Resistance 3anderson was
part of the *ilitia group called the 1Portage
@ang2 under Ma8or Charles Boulton+ 4uring a
foray into 9innipeg in #%&" to release so*e of
Riel;s prisoners' the 3andersons were captured
and incarcerated' then released unhar*ed+ ,heir
fa*ily was a*ong the s*all group of
Anglophone *i7ed(bloods who were plains
buffalo hunters+
On 3ept+ #5' #%&!' a*es *arried Maria
McDay' the Metis daughter of Edward McDay a
free*an li)ing at the Red Ri)er 3ettle*ent+ In
5"
#%&!' 3anderson and his wife acco*panied her
fa*ily on a *o)e to the Cypress Hills area+ In
#%&0 he began e*ploy*ent with the .+9+M+P+
as an interpreter+ He was also a *eat and hay
procurer for the police+ ,o this end' he brought a
herd of cattle fro* Montana to supply the* as
the buffalo were disappearing fro* the plains+
He signed a petition for a Metis reser)e in
Montana' sent by Louis Riel to @eneral .elson
A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
In the Canada Census of #%%# a*es and
Maria were recorded as household W 65 in
Cypress Hills+ He gi)es his occupation as
1far*er+2 Listed in the census are their childrenM
Clara =%>' Owen =5>' 4uncan =$> and Marie =!>+
9ith the ad)ent of the building of the CPR
through Alberta' the McDays and 3andersons
*o)ed to Medicine Hat in #%%!+ 3anderson
worked for the Medicine Hat detach*ent of the
.9MP as liaison with the Indians+ 9hen the
railhead reached the* in #%%6' he signed on as a
freighter and general contractor+ He bought land
near the )illage for his cattle herd and racehorses
and also began to pro*ote horse racing in the
area+ He also started hiring crews of young Metis
to pick buffalo bones+ In #%%H he beca*e agent
for the local coal *ine' took on the railway ice
contract in #%H! and was *ade district wolf
inspector in #%H$+ 4uring the #%H"s he built a
large li)ery stable to support his freighting and
road contracting ser)ices+
3anderson was a long ti*e ad)ocate for the
rights of .ati)e people' in #%H5 he successfully
petitioned for reser)es for the ho*eless Plains
Cree wandering between Maple Creek and
Medicine Hat+ He was considered an e7pert on
.ati)e cultures and published a series of articles
in the Medicine Hat Ne&s in #%H$ entitled
1Indian ,ales of the Canadian Prairies+2
He was acti)e in local co**unity
acti)ities+ He beca*e founder and the first
president of the agricultural society in #%H$' and
headed the Irrigation League in #%H$+ He was
also president of the local stock grower;s
association =#%H5(#%H%>' His stories 1Indian
,ales of the Canadian Prairies'2 were republished
by 9+B+ /raser in the Alberta Historical %evie&'
<ol+ #6' .o+ 0' #H50A &(!$+
Roussin$ Caroline% -*% 1818/
Caroline was born at /ort Pelly' the
daughter of Paulette or Paul Roussin and Marie
Anne McLeod+ 3he was *arriedA in the spring of
#%&0 at Buffalo Lake to .apoleon Ledou7+
Roussin' CarolineM addressA Batoche P+O+ JPost
OfficeKM bornA #%0% at /ort PellyM fatherA Paulette
or Paul Roussin =deceasedM MItis>M *otherA
Marie Anne McLeod =deceased MItis>M *arriedA
3pring' #%&0 at Buffalo Lake to .apoleon
Ledou7M children li)ingA Marie' ean Marie'
Louis and osephM children deceasedA Angeli-ueM
scrip for T!$"+""M clai* no+ ##!%+
3crip Certificate .o+ 5$$ /or* B for T!5+55
Caroline Roussain an heir of Basil Ledou7'
widow of .apoleon Ledou7 in satisfaction of
clai* of Caroline Roussain her children Marie'
ean Marie' Louis' oseph+
4elor*e' CarolineM for her deceased childrenA
AngIli-ue' bornA uly' #%&& at *outh of 3wift
Current CreekM diedA when 6 *onths oldM Marie'
bornA May' #%&% at *outh of 3wift Current
CreekM diedA October' #%%0 at BatocheM ean
Marie' bornA #! une' #%%" at /ort 9alshM diedA
#%H# at /ort AssinaboineM addressA Clear Creek'
MontanaM fatherA .apoleon Ledou7 =MItis>M
*otherA Caroline Roussin =MItis and deponent>M
heirsA Caroline 4elor*e =deponent>' scrip cert+A
for* 4' nos+ ##$!' ##$% for T%"+""each and
scrip cert+A for* /' no+ 6$5 for %" acresM Louise
Ledou7' scrip cert+A for* 4 no+ ##$$ and ##0"M
for T%"+"" each and scrip cert+A for* /' no+ 6$%M
for %" acres eachM oseph Ledou7' scrip cert+A
for* 4' nos+ ##$5 and ##0!M for T%"+"" each
and scrip cert+A for* /' no+ 60" for %" acresM
clai* no+ ##5!+
)t% 9enis$ Catherine -*% 18.1/
Caroline was born on uly %' #%$#' the
daughter of /rancois 3t+ 4enios and 3ophia
Lyons+ 3he *arried Andre' 3t+ @er*aine' the son
of /rancois 3t+ @er*ain and Louise Morand in
#%0H at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
)t% 9enis$ ;li2a -*% 180(/
EliCa *arried Bernard ,ho*as =b+ #%0H>'
the son of oseph ,ho*as and Marie Adele
9akitipik' in #%&H at Cypress Hills+ 3he died in
#H"" at @lasgow' Montana+
,ho*as' BernardM addressA Cypress HillsM
bornA #%5" at :uUAppelle <alleyM fatherA
oseph ,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA Marie
Adele =Indian>M *arriedA #%&H at Cypress
Hills to EliCaM 3t+ 4enisM children li)ingA
Marie Euphrasine' Marguerite' Louis and #
not christianedM scrip for T!$"+""M clai* no+
%6&+
,o know if EliCa 3t+ 4enis daughter of
Pierre 3t+ 4enis and Adelaide 4auphinais'
born in #%06 is entitled to HB 3crip+ 3E\
and 3] of .E\ #$(#"(6 9#+
5#
,ho*as' LouisM addressA @lasgow' MontanaM
bornA May' #%%$M fatherA Bernard ,ho*as
=MItis>M *otherA EliCa 3t+ 4enis =MItis>M
scrip cert+A for* E' no+ 6%M file ref+ 05H6#&M
clai* no+ $"+
3t+ 4enis' Magdeleine' daughter of
*arried to 4a)id Pelletier'
)t% Pierre$ Hsa*elle% -*% 18'7/
Isabelle was the daughter of /rancois 3t+
Pierre =b+ #&%%> and Marie La)erdure+ 3he
*arried ElCear Bottineau' the son of oseph
Bottineau and Angeli-ue Cardinal in #%5# at 3t+
oseph;s+
)anderson$ Caroline% -*% 18.1/
Caroline was the daughter of @eorge
3anderson =b+ #%!6> and Mary 9hitford+ 3he
was first *arried to Charles Bird in #%5!' then
was co**on(law with Captain 9illia*
Dennedy' then *arried to ean Baptiste Pelletier'
the son of ean Baptiste Pelletier and Madeleine
4escha*ps in #%&6 at Lebret+
)ha=ote$ 6ean
)hort$ Louise% -*% 18.7/
Louise was the daughter of a*es 3hort =b+
#%##> and Charlotte @ladu+ 3he *arried Andre
3t+ @er*ain' the son of /rancois 3t+ @er*ain and
Louise Morand in #%56 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
)in!lair$ #illiam% -*% 181(/
9illia* was born at Pe*bina in #%0"' the
son of a*es 3inclair and Catherine ,rottier+
Catherine;s father' Michel ,rottier and brothers'
Ale7 and Andre were also part of this hunting
group+
)malemie$ Pierre
)oan$ #illiam )r%
3ee entry under 9illia* 3wan or 3wain born in
#%6%+
)oan$ #illiam 6r%
3ee entry under 9illia* 3wan or 3wain born in
#%5#
)parvie$ )parvey -HaE=/$ 6ean Baptiste% -*%
180(/
ean Baptiste 3par)ey =Hawk> was a
Chippewa Metis+ His father was Cokwekwanep
=Last /eather>+ His grandfather was Ditchi
ke7ke7 1Big 3par)ey2 =Hawk> fro* the 9hite
Earth Reser)e in Minnesota+ ean Baptiste was
born near 3cobie' Montana on the Poplar Ri)er
in north eastern Montana about #0 *iles south of
the L3(Canada border+ 9hen his father and
uncle were hunting between the Cypress Hills
and the Little Rocky Mountains they beca*e
associated with the Cowessess Band who also
hunted in that area+ ,he 3par)ier or 3per)ier
fa*ily e)entually took treaty and li)ed on the
Cowessess Reser)e at Crooked Lake+ ean
Baptiste was *arried to @ene)ie)e LeRat+
@ene)ie)e took discharge fro* treaty on une
#6' #%H"+ @ene)ie)e;s brother Pacharie LeRat
also signed this petition+ Packarie beca*e 1Chief
of the Half Breeds2 at Cowessess where his
relati)es still li)e+ He *arried Marie Landry the
daughter of Pierre Landry and Madeleine
Chadron+
4r+ 4+@+ Mandelbau* inter)iewed ean
Baptiste on une !$' #H6$A
1,his *an is a Halfbreed belonging to the
Otcapawes band+ By Halfbreed is *eant so*e
percentage of white blood+ He is of a striking
appearance ha)ing a full white beard tri**ed
like Ding @eorge;sM his features are non(IndianM
he has a skin that is pinkish white with great
brown blotches on each upper cheek+ I belie)e
this skin condition is called albino pig*entation+
He said that his father was a full(blood
Chippewa' Cokwekwanep' 1Last /eather'2
5$
and
was born so*ewhere in Minnesota+ 9hen he
was )ery s*all his parents both died and his
brother took hi* west' first to @rand /orks then
to Pe*bina' then to 9innipeg+ ,he year before
the first rebellion J#%5%K his father and uncle
went west through Montana' following the
buffalo and +B+ was born near 3cobie+
/or about four years his father and his
uncle li)ed between Cypress Hills and the Little
Rockies+ At Cypress Hills they beca*e
associated with the Dauwises band+ Dauwises
*ust ha)e been related to his father because they
knew each other and called each other by a ter*
indicating relationship on the *aternal side+ One
of Dauwises; daughters' 3ophie' danced at the
3undance+
,wenty(four years ago J#H#"K +B+ went
back to the 3tates+ At the 9hite Earth Reser)e in
Minnesota he found people who knew his
grandfather and were related to hi*+ His na*e
was Ditci(ke7ke7k' 1Big 3par)ey2 =Hawk>+ His
5$
1,he Last /eather2 is listed second to Little Child
=Cowessess> on the #%&& annuity pay*ents list when the
band was paid at Cypress Hills+
5!
uncleUs na*e was .asehigau' VBrown 3ugarV =in
Chippewa>+ Brown 3ugar was .orbertUs father+
.orbert J3par)ierK had co*e in and was
listening+ +B+ and .orbert are De7ke7k Dosah
(( fourth generation Hawks+ =,his *ay be
re*nant of tote*ic insignia+>
,here was so*e difference in speech
between his father and his uncle+ His uncle
spoke real Chippewa while his father had co*e
9est at so young an age that he spoke *ore like
the 3otos J3aulteau7K+ ,hus +B+Us uncle would
say kaU for noM his father' kawin+
9hen the treaty was *ade his father
said to Dauwises that he would be stealing if he
took Canadian *oney and settled down on a
reser)e in Canada' since he was a Lnited 3tates
Indian+ But Dauwises said that if he should try
to get back to Minnesota in a Red Ri)er cart' all
they had then' it would take two years and he
couldnUt help hi*self+ 3o they asked ad)ice of a
priest' /ather 3ainte @er*aine' and he said that
if the Canadian go)ern*ent would gi)e the
*oney' he should take it+
,he Dauwises band were first going to be
settled near Cypress Hills but they figured that
the land wasnUt good enough there' and so they
*o)ed on here+ At the ti*e of *o)ing' ,wo
<oices brought two wagon loads of potatoes with
hi* and soon after stole forty head of horses
=fro* the @ros <entre> and sold the* in
Brandon+
,here are no Cree in the Dauwises band+
,hey are called VhalfbreedsV by the others+2
)parvie$ 6oseph 6r%
)parvie$ 6oseph )r%
)parvie$ Paul
)parvie$ )t% Pierre
)parvie$ #illiam
)t% 9enis$ C5lestin% -*% 1811/
Celestin was born in 3t+ .orbert in #%0#'
the son of ac-ues 3t+ 4enis and @ene)ie)e
Pri*eau dit 4urand+ He *arried osephte Houle
b+ #%$H' the daughter of /rancois Houle and
Marguerite osephte @ariepy+ Celestin;s brother(
in(law /rancois Houle r+ also signed this
petition+
3crip applicationsA
Houle' osephte ( Concerning his clai* as
a child ( Address' Maple Creek ( Born' #%0$ at
3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier ( /ather' /ranFois Houle'
=MItis> ( Mother' osephte @ariepy' =MItis> (
Married' an+ #%&! at Carlton to Celestin 3t+
4enis ( Children li)ing' four' /ranFois' Bethsey'
.orbert and 3t+ Pierre ( 3crip for T!$" ( Clai*
#H!
3t+ 4enis' CIlestin ( Concerning his clai*
as a child ( Address' Maple Creek P+O+ JPost
OfficeK ( Born' #%0# at 3t+ .orbert ( /ather'
ac-ue 3t+ 4enis' =/rench Canadian> ( Mother'
@ene)iQ)e Pri*eau' =MItis> ( Married' anuary'
#%&! at Carlton to osephte Houle ( Children
li)ing' four =na*es on declaration> ( 3crip for
T!$" ( Clai* #H"
3t+ 4enis' CelestinM heir to his deceased
unna*ed sonM addressA near Maple CreekM bornA
April' #%%" at Cypress HillsM diedA uly' #%%" at
Cypress HillsM fatherA Celestin 3t+ 4enis =MItis
and deponent>M *otherA osephte Houle =MItis>M
scrip cert+A for* /' no+ 66!M clai* no+ #"!6+
)t% 9enis$ Cuth*ert -*% 18.8/
Cuthbert was born on /ebruary %' #%$H the
son of /rancois 3t+ 4enis and 3ophia Lyons+ He
*arried Cecile La)iolette' the daughter of
Charles La)iolette and ,herese Moreau+ ,he
fa*ily was resident at Lebret+
)t% 9enis$ Mi!hel% -*% 18.'/
Michel was born in #%$6 at 3t+ .orbert but
was a plains hunter out of 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
He was the son of /rancois 3t+ 4enis and 3ophia
Lyons+ He *arried <irginie Pelletier' the
daughter of Ale7is Pelletier and Louise Houle+
)t% &ermain$ ,ndr5% -*% 18'7/
Andre was born on 4ece*ber !"' #%6& at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of /rancois 3t+
@er*ain and Louise Morand+ Andre was a ,urtle
Mountain Band *e*ber+ He *arried Catherine
3t+ 4enisM her brother Cuthbert also signed this
petition+ He then *arried Louise 3hort' daughter
of a*es 3hort and Charlotte @ladu+ ,hey had
eight children+
)Eane -)Eain/$ ,leCandre% -*% 18.8/
Ale7andre 3wain was the son of ohn
3wain and Marguerite Allery+ ,his was a buffalo
hunting fa*ily enu*erated at Pe*bina in #%0"+
Ale7andre *arried /elicite Pelletier' the daughter
of oseph Pelletier and Louise 3t+ 4enis in #%&"
at Lebret+
)Eane -)Eain/$ 6ean Baptiste% -*% 180./
56
ean Baptiste was born on March #0 #%5$'
the son of 9illia* 3wain =b+c+#%6%> and
Angeli-ue Ha*elin' the daughter of oseph
Ha*elin and ,herese 4uchar*e+ He *arried
ulienne Larance
50
' born #%55 at 3t+ Albert' the
daughter of Basile Larance and Marguerite
4es8ardins on October !6' #%%% at 3t+ Peter;s
Mission' Montana+
Baptiste signed the petition for a Metis
reser)e in Montana' sent by Louis Riel to
@eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
Baptiste and his wife ulia and daughters Rosa
and Runie appear on the #H"" Montana Census
for ,eton County+ ,hey were *e*bers of the
group of Metis li)ing in the Canyon on the 3outh
/ork of the ,eton Ri)er+
)Eain -)Eane/$ 6ohn <"atumeo>% =#%!H(#%%0>
ohn 3wain dit .atu*eo was born at Lake
Manitoba' the son of a*es 3wain 3r+ and
osephte 4escoteau7+ He was *arried to Louise
La)erdure+ ,he Riel fa*ily shared the house of
his brother a*es 3wain r+ while li)ing at 3t+
Peter;s Mission in Montana+ ohn left Montana
and acco*panied Riel to Batoche in #%%$+
ohn fought during the #%%0 Resistance at
Batoche and was killed on May #!' the last day
of fighting+ He is buried at 3t+ Antoine de Padoue
Ce*etery' Batoche+ ohn was a *e*ber of
Captain Baptiste Boucher;s co*pany' one of the
#H di,aines led by @abriel 4u*ont during the
#%%0 Metis Resistance+
)Eane -)Eain/$ 6ohn% -*% 1838/
ohn was born at Lake Manitoba' the son of
a*es 3wain =b+ #%"%> and osephte 4escoteau7+
He *arried Louise La)erdure the daughter of
oseph La)erdure and .ancy Muaskegonne in
#%0& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
)Eane -)Eain/$ Dersore dit ;l2ear% -*% 1811/
ElCear 3wain was born in #%00' the son of
ohn 3wain
55
and Marguerite Allery+ He *arried
ustine 4uchar*e' the daughter of ean Baptiste
4uchar*e and Magdeline Houle in #%&$ at 4uck
Lake+ ,hey had si7 children' born at Lebret and
Cypress Hills+ He then *arried Caroline
3ch*idt+ ,he daughter of Alfred Rabasca
3ch*idt and Marguerite Lesperance+' they had
three children all born at Prince Albert+ He was a
50
ulie was first *arried to 4ieudonne
Courtepatte' the son of ean Baptiste courtepatte
dit LePoteau and osephte Belcourt in #%%5 at 3t+
Albert+
55
3ee fn+ !6"+
*e*ber of Captain Antoine Lafontaine;s
co*pany' one of the #H di,aines led by @abriel
4u*ont during the #%%0 Metis Resistance+
3wain and /rederick /idler deserted and
surrendered at Prince Albert+ Later' 3wain was
charged with treason felony but on August $'
#%%0' was discharged by Magistrate Richardson+
)Eain$ #illiam )r%
07
=b+ #%6%>
9illia* was the son of ohn 3wain
5%
and
Marguerite Allery+ He *arried Angeli-ue
Ha*elin' the daughter of oseph Ha*elin and
,herese 4uchar*e in #%0& at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier+
,hey had eight children between #%0% and
#%%!' born )ariously at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' 3t+
Peter;s' Montana' 4uck Lake and the Cypress
Hills+
On .o)e*ber #H' #%%6 9illia* had signed
a petition protesting the #%%6 Order in Council
transferring the Metis lands at 3t+ Louis to the
Prince Albert ColoniCation Co*pany+ =C3P'
#%%5' .o+ $0' pp+ !0(!%>
He was a *e*ber of Captain Baptiste
Pri*eau;s co*pany' one of the #H di,aines led
by @abriel 4u*ont during the #%%0 Metis
Resistance+ 9illia* was wounded during the
fighting at Batoche+
)Eane -)Eain/$ #illiam% -*% 1801/
9illia* 3wain r+ was born in October
#%5#' the son of 9illia* 3wain and Angeli-ue
Ha*elin+ 9illia* *arried Marie Monias' the
daughter of Moise Monias and Magdeleine in
#%%0 at 4uck Lake+
Tait$ Cuth*ert -*% 180'/
Cuthbert ,ait was born in #%56 in
3ouris Ri)er 4istrict' he was the son of oseph
,ait 3r+ and Marguerite 4es8arlais+ ,he ,ate;s
beca*e band *e*bers of the Muscowe-uan
Band+ Cuthbert died October #%H5 in Prince
Albert district while crossing the .orth
3askatchewan Ri)er+ He *arried Madeleine
Le*ire =bA .o)e*ber !"' #%&" at the Little
/orks> she was baptiCed on .o)e*ber 6"th #%&"
in the Lebret Mission' :u;Appelle <alley+ ,hey
were *arried on October #!' #%%5 in the Lebret
Mission' :uUAppelle <alley+ 3he was the
daughter of /rancois Le*ire and /rancoise
Birston+
5&
A signator to the .o)e*ber #H
th
' #%%6' 9illia* Bre*ner
petition fro* 3t+ Louis de Lange)in for a sur)ey and patents
to their land+
5%
3ee fn+ !6"+
5$
,ate' CuthbertM addressA Maple CreekM bornA
#%56 at 3ouris Ri)erM fatherA oseph ,ate =MItis>M
*otherA Marguerite 4es8arlais =MItis>M scrip for
T!$"M clai* no+ $6+
Tait -Tate/$ 6oseph 6r%
oseph ,ait r+ was the son of oseph ,ait
3r+ and Marguerite 4es8arlais+ ,he ,ate;s beca*e
band *e*bers of the Muscowe-uan Band+
Tait -Tate/$ 6oseph )r% -*% 1830/
oseph ,ait' the son of a*es ,ait and 3arah
=3aulteau7>+ He beca*e an Indian in the
Muscowe-uan Band under ,reaty /our in #%&5
=Band *e*ber W&>+ In his 3crip application in
#%%0' oseph states that he was born at /ort
Lacorne in une #%!5+ He then li)ed after #%6#
at 3t+ Peter;s Mission for twenty years+ In #%0#
he left to go to /ort Ellice and afterward to the
:u;Appelle <alley and then ,ouchwood Hills
and Maple Creek+ In #%&" he was li)ing at /ort
Ellice+ At the ti*e of 3crip application he had
been at Maple Creek for four years =i+e+ fro*
#%%#>+ In #%$$ at 3t+ Peter;s he *arried
Marguerite Asha*+ In #%0$ at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier oseph was *arried to Marguerite
4es8arlais =b+ #%66>' the daughter of ean
Baptiste 1.ishecabo2 4es8arlais and Charlotte
Cardinal+ oseph ,ate =Band W&> is shown as
lea)ing treaty on May !"' #%%5+
3crip clai*s related to this fa*ilyA
@arriepy' ulieM addressA Maple CreekM
clai* no+ #"HHM bornA #%&0 at :uUAppelleM fatherA
oseph ,ait =MItis>M *otherA Marguerite
4es8arlais =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* C' no+ 5&%+
,ait' Marguerite' for her deceased childrenA
Catherine' bornA #%&6 at :uUAppelleM diedA #%&$
at :uUAppelleM Michel' bornA at Regina in #%&#M
diedA #%&H at Cypress HillsM addressA Maple
CreekM fatherA oseph ,ait =deceased MItis>M
*otherA Marguerite 4es8arlais =MItis>M clai* no+
####+
,ate' CatherineM addressA Maple CreekM
bornA 3u**er' #%&" at /ort ElliceM fatherA oseph
,ate =MItis>M *otherA Marguerite 4es8arlais
=MItis>M scrip for T!$"M clai* no+ $"+
Tait$ Thomas
,ho*as was the son of oseph ,ait 3r+ and
Marguerite 4es8arlais+ ,he ,ate;s beca*e band
*e*bers of the Muscowe-uan Band+
Te*oure$ Hsa?e
Te*oure$ #illiam
Thomas dit Tomma$ Bernard% -*% 1818/
Bernard was born in 4ece*ber #%0H at
:u;Appelle' the son of oseph ,ho*as =b+ #%#5>
and Marie Adele 9akitipik =Michel> born #%!0+
5H
oseph ,ho*as was the brother to Chief @abriel
Cote+ Bernard and his brother oseph =b+ #%$">
signed a petition for a Metis reser)e in Montana'
sent by Louis Riel to @eneral .elson A+ Miles'
August 5' #%%"+ Bernard was band *e*ber W $
of Little Child;s =Cowessess> Band but he
subse-uently withdrew fro* ,reaty in #%%5+
He *arried EliCa 3t+ 4enis =b+ #%5"> in
#%&H' at Cypress Hills+ EliCa died in #H"" at
@lasgow' Montana+ Bernard;s second *arriage
was to Marie Rosalie @osselin+ He died in #H!&
at the Crow Agency+ In his scrip application
*ade at Battleford he says he was a freighter
between Cypress Hills and /ort Assiniboine+
5H
,heir children wereA Marguerite ,ho*as' born #%$" in
:uUAppelle' 3askatchewanM *arried Ale7ander Ledou7 on
May #%' #%56 in 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM oseph ,ho*as' born
#%$"M Elise ,ho*as dit Roussin' born #%0" in /ort PellyM
*arried ean Baptiste Lafra*boise on August !"' #%56 in 3t+
/rancois Ba)ierM LaLouise ,ho*as dit Roussin' born #%$&
in 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' *arried 4a)id Boyer on 3epte*ber 5'
#%55 in 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM Charles ,ho*as' born #%$%M
/rancois ,ho*as' born anuary 6' #%0&M Bernard ,ho*as
born 4ece*ber #%0H at :uu;AppelleM and Adelaide ,ho*as'
born #%56 in :uUAppelle+
50
Bernard and EliCa 3t+ 4enis had the
following childrenM
Mary Rosalie' b+ April #%' #%%# 1on the
prairie2+ 3he *arried Cle*ent 9ells in
#H"# at Medicine Hat+
,ho*as' MaryM addressA MontanaM bornA
#% April' #%%# on the PrairieM fatherA
Bernard ,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA EliCa
3t+ 4enis =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* E'
no+ 65M clai* no+ 6H+
Marguerite' b+ .o)e*ber #' #%%$ at
3weetgrass' Montana+ 3he *arried
Louis Riel Mc@illis in #H"" at 9illow
Bunch+ 3he died in #H0" at @lasgow+
Louis' b+ May #0' #%%5 in Ha)re'
Montana+ He *arried Rose 4u*ont+ He
died at Chinook' Montana+
,ho*as' LouisM addressA @lasgow'
MontanaM bornA May' #%%$M fatherA
Bernard ,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA EliCa
3t+ 4enis =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* E'
no+ 6%M file ref+ 05H6#&M clai* no+ $"+
3ays he has been li)ing in @lasgow
since #%H$+
Mary Madeleine' b+ August !%' #%%H in
3weetgrass' Montana+ 3he *arried
Robert @oodine in #H## at Medicine
Hat+
/rank' b+ 4ece*ber !0' #%H0 in
@lasgow' Montana+ He *arried Lucy
9hite*an at the Crow Agency+
Bernard and Rosalie @osselin had a son
ohn Robert born October !6' #H"& at at 3t+
Ba)ier' Big Horn County' Montana+ He *arried
Angeline 4elisi in #H6" at the Crow Agency+ He
died in #H%0 at 3t+ Ba)ier
3crip
,ho*as' BernardM addressA Cypress HillsM
bornA #%5" at :uUAppelle <alleyM fatherA
oseph ,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA Marie
Adele =Indian>M *arriedA #%&H at Cypress
Hills to EliCaM 3t+ 4enisM children li)ingA
Marie Euphrasine' Marguerite' Louis and #
not christenedM scrip for T!$"+""M clai* no+
%6&+
3crip Certificate .o+ 5HH /or* B for T!!+%0
in fa)our of Charles ,ho*as' an heir of
oseph ,ho*as+
3iblings 3cripA
Ledou7' MargueriteM addressA 3wift CurrentM
clai* no+ 5M bornA #%$" at Lake :uUAppelleM
fatherA oseph ,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA
Marie AdQle =Indian>M *arriedA #%5! at 3t+
/ranFois Ba)ier to Ale7andre Ledou7M
children deceasedA Ale7andre' Philo*Qne'
Isabelle' Marie' Ale7andre' Charles and
MarieM scrip for T#5"+""+
,ho*as' EliseM addressA Maple CreekM bornA
#%$0 at /ort PellyM fatherA oseph ,ho*as
=MItis>M *otherA Marie Adele =Indian>M
*arriedA #%56 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier to ean
Baptiste Lafra*boiseM children li)ingA
Catherine' Caroline' Rose' Marie'
Ale7andre' Adelaide' Rosalie' Louis and #
not baptisedM scrip for T#5"+""M clai* no+
!!+
,ho*as' LalouiseM addressA 3wift CurrentM
bornA #%$& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM fatherA
oseph ,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA Marie
Adele =Indian>M *arriedA #%5& at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ierM to 4a)id BoyerM children
li)ingA Lalouise' Marie' EliCa' Marie
osIphine' 3olo*anM children deceasedA
Ale7andre' Charles' 9illia*' BernerdM scrip
for T#5"+""M clai* no+ %$#+
,ho*as' AdelaideM addressA 3wift CurrentM
bornA #%56 at :uUAppelle <alleyM fatherA
oseph ,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA Marie
Adele =Indian>M scrip for T!$"+""M clai* no+
%$"+
Thomas$ ;lise% -*% 18.1/
Elise was the daughter of oseph
,ho*as =b+ #%#5> and Marie Adele 9akitipik
=Michel> born #%!0+
&"
3he *arried ean Baptiste
Lafra*boise born #%$0+ ean Baptiste was born
on the 3ouris Ri)er' #"" *iles south of Brandon'
the son of ean Baptiste Lafra*boise =b+ #%"5>
and 3uCanne Beaudry =@audry' b+ #%"H>+ Elise'
&"
,heir children wereA Marguerite ,ho*as' born #%$" in
:uUAppelle' 3askatchewanM *arried Ale7ander Ledou7 on
May #%' #%56 in 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM oseph ,ho*as' born
#%$"M Elise ,ho*as dit Roussin' born #%0" in /ort PellyM
*arried ean Baptiste Lafra*boise on August !"' #%56 in 3t+
/rancois Ba)ierM LaLouise ,ho*as dit Roussin' born #%$&
in 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' *arried 4a)id Boyer on 3epte*ber 5'
#%55 in 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM Charles ,ho*as' born #%$%M
/rancois ,ho*as' born anuary 6' #%0&M Bernard ,ho*as
born 4ece*ber #%0H at :uu;AppelleM and Adelaide ,ho*as'
born #%56 in :uUAppelle+
55
her brothers Bernard and oseph and sister
Lalouise were all part of this hunting band+
,ho*as' EliseM addressA Maple CreekM bornA
#%$0 at /ort PellyM fatherA oseph ,ho*as
=MItis>M *otherA Marie Adele =Indian>M
*arriedA #%56 at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier to ean
Baptiste Lafra*boiseM children li)ingA
Catherine' Caroline' Rose' Marie'
Ale7andre' Adelaide' Rosalie' Louis and #
not baptisedM scrip for T#5"+""M clai* no+
!!+
Thomas$ Lalouise% -*% 18.7/
Lalouise was the daughter of oseph
,ho*as =b+ #%#5> and Marie Adele 9akitipik
=Michel> born #%!0+ 3he *arried 4a)id Boyer+
4a)id Boyer was born on May %' #%$H' at Oak
Lake' the son of Louis Boyer and Madeleine
,rottier+ Lalouise and her brothers Bernard and
oseph and sister Elise were all part of this
hunting band+
,ho*as' LalouiseM addressA 3wift CurrentM bornA
#%$& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM fatherA oseph
,ho*as =MItis>M *otherA Marie Adele =Indian>M
*arriedA #%5& at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM to 4a)id
BoyerM children li)ingA Lalouise' Marie' EliCa'
Marie osIphine' 3olo*anM children deceasedA
Ale7andre' Charles' 9illia*' BernerdM scrip for
T#5"+""M clai* no+ %$#+
Thomas dit Tomma$ 6oseph% -*% 18.(/
,ho*as was the son of oaseph ,ho*as
and Marie 9akitipik+ He signed a petition for a
Metis reser)e in Montana' sent by Louis Riel to
@eneral .elson A+ Miles' August 5' #%%"+
,ho*as and his brother Bernard and sisters elise
and Lalouise were all part of this hunting band+
Todd$ Marie% -*% 1818/
Marie ,odd was born in #%0H at
3turgeon Creek+ 3he was an illegiti*ate daughter
of ohn McCallu* ,odd and Marie Anne Allary+
Marie was raised by her aunt and uncle'
Marguerite JAllaryK and Ben8a*in <andal+
&#
&#
Marie ,odd was another out of wedlock child of ohn
McAllu* ,odd 3r+' born #%0H at 3turgeon Creek' 3t+ a*es+
Her *other was Marie Allary =ACarie>+ Marie Allary' was
li)ing with oseph Bre*ner at the ti*e of her daughterUs
birth+ ,heir son oseph Bre*ner' born #%0! was a half
brother to Marie ,odd+ Marie was baptiCed at 3t+ Boniface
Cathedral on #5 an+ #%5#+ 3he was brought up by her aunt
Marguerite Allary and uncle Ben8a*in <andal+ Marie
*arried Pierre Boucher' in #%&!+ He was #" years older'
Marie was PierreUs second wife+ His first wife was Isabelle
Breland' who he *arried at Lac 3te+ Anne' Alberta in .o)+
#%55+ Pierre was born at 3t+ Albert' Alberta in anuary #%$H
Marie *arried Pierre Boucher who was
born on March #' #%$H at 3t+ Albert' the son of
Pierre Boucher =b+ #%!$> and A*able Bruneau
=b+ #%!%>+ He haad first *arried Isabelle Breland
=bA #%$0> in .o)e*ber #%55 in Lac 3te Anne'
she was the daughter of Edouard <alade Breland
and @ene)ie)e Pan(yeo 1Ma(toos(kees2
Mondion+ Isabelle died in 3epte*ber of #%&" on
the plains+ He then *arried Marie ,odd+
Metis 3cripM
Boucher Marie ( Concerning her
clai* as a child ( Address' High Ri)er (
Born' 3turgeon Creek' #%0H ( /ather'
ohn ,odd' =MItis> ( Mother' Marie
Allary' =MItis> ( Married' #%&! at 3t+
Albert
Trottier$ ,leCandre 6r% -*% 1803/
Ale7andre was born on uly #' #%5! the son
of Michel ,rottier and Marie Angeli-ue
4es8arlais+ He *arried Catherine Lafro*boise'
the daughter of ean Baptiste Lafra*boise and
Elise ,ho*as in #%%$ at Maple Creek+
Trottier$ ,leCandre )r%
Trottier$ ,ndr5 6r% -1801/
Andre r+ was born on anuary #"' #%#" at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Michel ,rottier
=b+ #%6!> and Marie Angeli-ue 4es8arlais =b+
#%6%>+ He *arried La Rose Lafra*boise =b+
#%5H> the daughter of ean Baptiste Lafra*boise
=b+ #%$0> and Elise ,ho*as =b+ #%$$>+
Trottier$ ,ndr5 -*% 1810/
A nu*ber of *en of the Cypress Hills
Hunting Brigade were present at the Battle of the
@rand Coteau in #%0#+
&!
Andre ,rottier and his
brother Antoine ,rottier were two of these *en+
Andre was the son of Andre ,rottier =b+ #&H$>
and Marguerite 3t+ 4enis dit Pa-uette =b+ #&%&>+
Andre *arried Isabel /alcon =b+ #%#H>' the
daughter of Pierre /alcon and Marie @rant+ Her
brother ean Baptiste also signed this petition+
Trottier$ ,ntoine% -*% 18'./
A nu*ber of *en of the Cypress Hills
Hunting Brigade were present at the Battle of the
JsicK+ He was the son of Pierre Boucher and A*able
Bruneau+
&!
,his battle took place between a Metis buffalo hunting
party fro* 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier' led by ean Baptiste /alcon
and the Cut Head =Pabaksa> Ganktonai =Ihanktonwanna>'
4akota' led by Chief Medicine =3acred> Bear' on uly #0 to
#5' #%0#+
5&
@rand Coteau in #%0#+ Antoine ,rottier and his
brother Andre ,rottier were two of these *en+
Antoine was born August #!' #%6$+ He was the
son of Andre ,rottier and Marguerite 3t+ 4enis
dit Pa-uette+ He *arried Angeli-ue Lafra*boise
=b+ #%6$>' the daughter of ean Baptiste
Lafra*boise and 3uCanne Beaudry+ Her sister
Lrsule Lafra*boise was *arried to her
husband;s brother Charles+
In the Canada Census of #%%# Antoine and
Angeli-ue are recorded li)ing at Cypress Hills in
Household W 0"+ His brother Charles is in
household W $&+ Li)ing with the* are children'
.orbert =!">' ohn =#%>' /rancois =#5>' 9illia*
=#$>' Marie =#!>' Isabel =#"> and Philo*ene =%>+
Antoine died at Ha)re' Montana in #H"!+
,heir sons' .orbert ,rottier =b+ #%5#> and
9illia* ,rottier =b+ #%5$> also signed this
petition+
Trottier$ Charles <#ahpass> -Ra**it/% =b+
#%6H>
Charles ,rottier was born on 4ece*ber H'
#%6H at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Andre
,rottier =b+ #%&$> and Marguerite Pa-uette+ He
*arried Lrsule Lafra*boise' the daughter of
ean Baptiste Lafra*boise and 3uCanne Beaudry
on August !#' #%5# at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Charles was the leader of the Metis fro*
Prairie(Ronde' south of 3askatoonM he had
wintered there since the *id(#%0"s+ Charles
,rottier =born #%6H> and Michel ,rottier =born
#%6!> appear on #%56(5$ Red Lake and Pe*bina
Chippewa ,reaty as nu*bers $$$ and $0& when
they were gi)en Red Lake Half(breed 3crip in
#%&0+
Charles was a trader in the .orth 9est
,erritories' ha)ing hunted with his nephew
.orbert 9elsh for *any years+ His hunting band
often 8oined with that of Isidore 1Ecapow2
4u*ont when on the plains+ 4uring the #%0"s
and #%5"s this )ery large hunting band included
the fa*ilies of Charles ,rottier' Antoine ,rottier'
Andre ,rottier' Isidore 4u*ont' .orbert 9elsh'
Moise Landry and ean Baptiste Lafra*boise+
In #%&%' Charles ,rottier' Augustin
Lafra*boise and other Metis buffalo hunters at
Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking for a
special Metis reser)e of land+ ,hey re-uested a
re(opening of the buffalo hunt between
.o)e*ber #$
th
and /ebruary #0
th
each year and
the granting of Metis 1reser)e2 landNA strip of
land #0" *iles long along the A*erican border
beginning where the Pe*bina Ri)er crosses the
border+ ,his strip was to be fifty *iles fro*
south to north+
In the Canada Census of #%%# Charles and
Lrsule are recorded li)ing at Cypress Hills in
Household W $& =Lrsule;s brother ean is
recorded as Household W $%>+ 9ith the* are their
children' Re*i =!">' Isidore =#%>' ean Baptiste
=#5>' Helene =#$>' Matilde =#!>' Lrsule =#"> and
Andre =%>+ ,heir sons' Re*i' Isidore and ean
Baptiste also signed the Cypress Hills Petition+
Charles spoke e7cellent English and /rench
as well as o)er ten Aboriginal languages and was
often sent as a *essenger by the Metis councils+
As noted earlier' he was born 4ece*ber $' #%6H
at 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier' the son of AndrI ,rottier
and Marguerite 3t+ 4enis dit Pac-uette+ His first
*arriage was to Marie(Anne Parenteau' his
second to Lrsula Lafra*boise+ Lrsula;s brother'
Augustin was li)ing on the Muskeg Lake
Reser)e and was a Captain of one of the #H
co*panies led by @abriel 4u*ont during the
#%%0 Metis Resistance+ His son Edouard also
ser)ed in his Co*pany+ He was in)ol)ed in the
#%%0 Resistance at 4uck Lake with 4u*ont on
March !5' #%%0+
,rottier was a close friend and relati)e of
@abriel 4u*ont and brought his *en along with
the 4akota Indians of 9hitecap;s Band to fight
at Batoche in April of #%%0 =about 5" *en in
all>+ He and 9hitecap were *e*bers of Riel;s
E7o)edate =Pro)isional @o)ern*ent>+ A*ong
this group were three of his sons and two of his
nephews+ It is said that 9hitecap and forty of his
*en had 8oined the Resistance under duress+
Howe)er' .orbert 9elsh contradicts this
account+
Charles ,rottier gi)es the following account
of the battle of ,ourond;s CoulIe on April !$'
#%%0A
Lp to the arri)al of the first horses' I
was there with @abriel+ ,hen I went down
to the coulIe' signalling with *y hand to
our people' and calling out' 1run to the
coulee' run to the coulee+2 ,hen we tied all
our horses there' and we went up the hill on
foot to fire' and we began to fire' I do not
know how *any shots+ 3uddenly I saw a
3iou7 killed -uite close to *e' and then as
the gun I was using was not good' I called
out to another 3iou7 to take the gun of the
dead 3iou7' saying I wanted to use it+ He
took the gun and lent it to *e+ It was a
double gun with horn and shot(bag+ 9e
fired again' and all of a sudden' I saw
@abriel co*ing towards *e =I saw hi* first
on *y right>M he said that he no *ore
cartridgesM I ga)e hi* those I had' for I
5%
wanted to use the double gun' and I called
out to the people' 1,hey want to pillage the
couleeM we *ust go down and take all the
horses and pre)ent the*+2 And I told a
young *an to take @abriel;s horse' and I
took *ineM and going down the coulee I
saw @abriel and he asked *e where his
horse wasZ I told hi* the young *en were
taking it away+ It was the last ti*e I saw
@abriel' and then I tied *y horse in the
wood and went up the hill on the south
side' and firing began on both sides' and
suddenly so*e one called out to *e' 1,here
they are co*ing down the coulee with their
cannon^2 I looked and saw the* co*ing
down' and I shouted to the young *en'
1,ake courage' take courage and pray to
@od+2 ,hen they began firing at us with
their cannon and rifles' and the balls fell
like hail+ It was about two in the afternoon'
and I began shouting 1fire' fire2 and when
our *en began firing I saw that the police
fell' and I heard the cry' 1,hey are going to
run'2 and I called out 1fire' fire'2 and
shouted for 8oy' and when the soldiers
retreated out of the coulee' I asked the
people where @abriel was' but no one
knew' and I asked continually where *y
children and nephews were' and I thought
all our people had been killed e7cept a few'
for nobody answered *e but two of *y
boys' and e)ery ti*e we stopped firing we
prayed to @od+ 3uddenly I heard a young
*an singing in /rench the song of the Bois
Brule' the song of the /alcon+ ,hat ga)e *e
courage+ I kept shouting' 1courage'
courage^2 Afterwards it began to rain and
hail' and I said to the people' 14on;t fire
now' we *ust wait until they co*e' and if
they co*e near we;ll fire altogether+ It was
about 0 o;clock in the e)ening' I called out'
19here is ohnnyZ2 =My brother;s boy>'
and I heard hi* answer about a hundred
yards fro* us+ I**ediately after his answer
they fired three cannon shots and so*e rifle
shots in that direction+ 3o*e ti*e
afterwards I stood up and went to see all the
people' and I said to the*' 1*y friends we
shall start away this e)ening' but before we
lea)e this we *ust pray to @od for our dead
and our wounded' and also for oursel)es' so
that He *ay gi)e us a way out of this'2 and
I told the* that 1as to the wounded' those
who can walk we *ust not lea)e the*' we
shall carry the* to the gro)es and co)er
the* well' and we shall go away -uietly all
together+2 I then counted the *en and found
but $%' with the wounded' and I said to
the*' 1do not stir' I shall go and see *y
horse+2_My coat was on the saddle' and
while I was untying it' I saw our people on
the hill shouting 8oyfully+ 9hen they ca*e
up I shook hands with the* saying' 19e
are only forty(eight' and I think *any ha)e
been killed+2 As I spoke' I saw si7 of our
people co*e out of another wood' bringing
our nu*ber up to fifty(four+ =C3P' #%%5'
=.o+ $6>' p+ !"+>
Charles ,rottier' along with @abriel and
Edouard 4u*ont' ean Caron' Michel 4u*as'
Isidore 4u*as and Chief /ine 4ay' escaped to
the Lnited 3tates after the final battle at Batoche+
On 4ece*ber #5' #%%0' a*es Anderson wrote
to Lieut+ @o)ernor 4ewdney and indicated that
there were !!0 Half Breeds li)ing at 3t+ Peters
Mission near the 3un Ri)er and noted that !0 of
these fa*ilies were Resistance participants fro*
the 3outh 3askatchewan+ He na*es Charles
,rottier and sons' Louis 3ayer' Robert ackson'
ohn Ross r+ and Modeste Rocheleau+ Anderson
reported that they were sur)i)ing by cutting
wood to sell at /ort 3haw+
&6
Charles had a ho*e
on the Marias Ri)er in Montana near Ha)re+
Charles ,rottier later returned to Prairie(Ronde
and applied for land after his return in #H"6+
Trottier$ Henri -Remi/% -*% 1801/
Re*i ,rottier was born in une' #%5#' the
son of Charles ,rottier =b+ #%6H> and Lrsule
Lafra*boise+ Later ast Maple Creek he would
*arry Marie Magdeleine Lafra*boise' the
daughter of ean Baptiste Lafra*boise and Elise
,ho*as+ In the #%%# Canada Census Re*i is
recorded li)ing in Household W $% with his
*other and father+
Trottier$ Hsidore -*% 180'/
Isidore ,rottier was born on anuary #"'
#%56' the son of Charles ,rottier and Lrsule
Lafra*boise+ In the #%%# Canada Census Isidore
is recorded li)ing at Cypress Hills in Household
W $% with his *other and father+
Trottier$ 6ean Baptiste% -*% 180./
ean Baptiste was born on .o)e*ber 0'
#%5$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+ In the #%%# Canada
Census ean Baptiste is recorded li)ing at
Cypress Hills in Household W $% with his *other
and father+
&6
@lenbow Institute' Edgar 4ewdney fonds' 3eries !!' Riel
Rebellion' a*es Anderson;s Reports X #%%0' M6!"+
5H
Trottier$ 6ohn% -*% 180'/
ean ,rottier was born on anuary #0' #%56
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Antoine ,rottier
and Angeli-ue Lafra*boise+
In the Canada Census of #%%# ohn is
recorded with his parents Antoine and Angeli-ue
li)ing at Cypress Hills in Household W 0"+
Trottier$ Mi!hel+ -18'3-1881/
Michel was born at 9hite Horse Plain' the
son of AndrI ,rottier and Marguerite 3t+ 4enis
dit Pa-uette+ Michel *arried Marie AngIli-ue
4es8arlais+ He then *arried Marguerite Landry a
Cowessess Band *e*ber in #%&5+ Michel was
the brother of Charles ,rottier 3r+' in #%&5M
Michel was issued 3crip W 0& =#5" acres> under
the Red Lake and Pe*bina ,reaty+
In #%&%' Michel and other Metis buffalo
hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking
for a special Metis reser)e of land+ In the
Canada Census of #%%# Michel and Cecile are
recorded li)ing at Cypress Hills in Household W
$5+ 9ith the* are childrenA Andre =!#>'
Ale7andre =#H>' .apoleon =#&>' Catherine =#$>'
/rancois =#!>' Elyiaard =$>' Adelaide =!> and
Isidore =!>+ ,heir sons Andre' Ale7andre and
.apoleon also signed the Cypress Hills Petition+
,his fa*ily had two children born at
Crooked Lake and his wife was on the ,reaty
Pay list at the 4uck Lake Agency+ After Captain
Boyer was killed' Michel ,rottier was na*ed to
succeed hi*+
&$
He fought and died on May #!'
#%%0 in the last battle of the #%%0 Resistance at
Batoche+ He is buried at 3t+ Antoine de Padoue
Ce*etery' Batoche+
/ather /our*ond *entions Michel;s sons
fro* his *arriage to Marie Angeli-ue 4es8arlais
being acti)e during the battle for BatocheA
Le sa*edi le canon prQs de lUIglise a lancI
une bo*be -ui entre ` la hauteur des
soli)au7' frappe un peu la planche -ui tient
la ca)e fer*Ie oa =sont les> prisonniers et
sort prQs de lUescalier en basNLe fils de
Michel ,rottier ra*asse le boulet' )a au bas
de la porte porter la poudre de dedans et
ra*asse des balles des soldats' et )a les
faire fondre pour faire des balles pour =les>
MItis+
&0
&$
3HM' p+ $$+
&0
Cloutier' <ol+ !' p+ 6$ =Pay*ent transcript>+ Michel;s sons
were AndrI =b+ #%5#>' Ale7andre =b+ #%5!>' .apoleon =b+
#%56> and /ranFois =b+ #%5H>' howe)er' we are not able to
acertain which boys are referenced here+
3epte*ber #5' #%%5 correspondance fro* Indian
Affairs says A
,he widow JMarguerite LandryK of
Michel ,rottier a rebel killed at Batoche
has died last *onth lea)ing three
orphan children+ ,rottier was a non(
treaty Half Breed his wife whose na*e
appears on Little Child;s Band pay
sheet in #%%0 as WH Oo(oo(pie(pie(wah(
wook co**uted her annuity but the
children are still Little Child band
*e*bers+ ,he children are with
/rancoise Landry JBand W 6&' wife of
.orbert LandryK whose application for
withdrawal fro* treaty has been
forwarded+ I would like to ha)e two of
the children ad*itted to the industrial
school+ ,he girl is al*ost #" and the
boy & years+ Per*ission letter granted
3ept !#' #%%5
Trottier$ "or*ert% -*% 1801/
.orbert ,rottier was born on March 5' #%5#
at Hu*boldt' the son of Antoine ,rottier and
Angeli-ue Lafra*boise+
In the Canada Census of #%%# .orbert is
recorded with his parents Antoine and Angeli-ue
li)ing at Cypress Hills in Household W 0"+
.orbert' his brothers ohn and 9illia* and
father Antoine all signed the Cypress Hills
Petition+
.orbert *arried EliCa /isher' the daughter
of ohn /isher and EliCabeth Brabant+ EliCa
/isher was born in #%0% near /ort :u;Appelle+
3he was first *arried to ean Baptiste 4es*arais
on May !0' #%&0 at LebretM they had four
children+ 3he then *arried .orbert ,rottier on
August !5' #%%0 at Lebret+ ,heir daughter
<irginie ,rottier was born August $' #%%5 at
Lebret+ 4aughter Rosalie ,rottier was born on
October ##' #%%H+
3crip ApplicationsA
,rottier' .orbert+ =b+ #%5"> ( Concerning his
clai* as a child ( Address' Indian Head (
Born' 5 March' #%5" at Hu*boldt ( /ather'
Antoine ,rottier' =MItis> ( Mother'
Angeli-ue Lafra*boise' =MItis> ( Clai*
#!%+
&"
PhotoA .orbert ,rottier and his wife Elise =EliCa>
/isher =seated>+ ,heir daughter Rosalie and son
in law' Andre ,rottier are on the right+ ,he
grandchildren pictured are 4a)id and EdwardM
Lucy and Annie+ Photo courtesy of Mark Calette
Trottier$ #illiam% -*% 180./
9illia* was born on .o)e*ber &' #%5$ at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the son of Antoine ,rottier
and Angeli-ue Lafra*boise+ In the Canada
Census of #%%# 9illia* is recorded with his
parents Antoine and Angeli-ue li)ing at Cypress
Hills in Household W 0"+ 9illia*' his brothers
ohn and .orbert and father Antoine all signed
the Cypress Hills Petition+
9illia* ,rottier was a band *e*ber of
Cowessess Band at Crooked Lake+
Tur!otte$ Marguerite% -*% 181'/
Marguerite was born on 4ece*ber !6'
#%06 at 3t+ Boniface' the daughter of <ital
,urcotte =b+ #%#%> and Madeleine Caplette+ 3he
*arried Peter Bre*ner in #%&" at 3t+ Boniface+
Peter was born on 4ece*ber #$' #%$0' at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier' the son of 9illia* Bre*ner and
Marie @ariepy+ He was a ,urtle Mountain Band
*e*ber
Turner -Tanner/$ 6ean Baptiste%
ean Apitchito ,anner was born on August
!"' #%06' the son of ,ho*as 4eCorby ,anner
and Marie .eshotokoway .eukatek Ledou7 of
the :u;Appelle <alley+ ean ,urner =Pee(chee(
too> was *arried to <ictoire Boyer =MItis>' they
also li)ed in the :u;Appelle <alley+ <ictoria
Boyer' born August !' #%0$ at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ior was the daughter of Louis Boyer and
Madeleine ,rottier+ 3he died south of 9ood
Mountain in #%%#+ <ictoria;s brother 4a)id
Boyer is also listed here as one of the petitioners+
allee$ Marie -*% 181(/
Marie was the daughter of oseph <allee
and Louise Page+ 3he *arried 9illia* 4a)is+
9illia* 1Dug(kay(dway(wash(kung2 4a)is =b+
#%!6> is listed on the #%0" Pe*bina census as a
hunter as fa*ily W##5+ 9illia* is shown as age
!5' his wife Marie <allee as age !" and their son
9illia* as age si7+ 9illia* was born at Red
Ri)er' the son of ean Baptiste 4a)is and Betsy
osette' La 3aulteuse+ ,hey *o)ed to Pe*bina in
the late #%$"s+ He *arried Marie Enno Heneault'
then Marie <allIe at Pe*bina in #%5!+ 9illia*
was also a counsellor for chiefs Little 3hell II
and III+
all5e$ Mo?se% -18'3-1888/
Moise <allee was born April #"' #%6!' he
*arried Lareine Elise 4a)is the daughter of ena
Baptiste 4a)is and ulie 4esno**e+ ,hey had
fifteen children born on the plains at 9ood
Mountain' and in the :u;Appelle <alley at
Lebret' and Datepwa+
2iary entries from Moise 6alle* the &inter
of 3445* #dmonton.
3i7ty or so MItis fa*ilies =li)ed at
Chi*ney Coulee> in the #%&"s+ Chi*ney
Coulee was our winter ho*e for a ti*e' a
refuge especially after the .9MP ca*e to
post there+ ,hey watched us like hawks (
we /rench ( and we had good influence
with the Indians+ 9e ad)ised the* on their
treaties+ ,he English knew that+
In the su**er we' *ost anyway' tra)eled
to :uUAppelle' across the prairie before the
grass grew up to your knee' 8ust as the
water was running in trickles and the
buffalo *o)ed in to graCeM unpredictable
herds+ ,he carts could get stuck in the snow
left o)er+
ersailles$ ;uphrosine% -*% !% 18'./
Euphrosine was the daughter of Pierre
<ersailles =b+ #%"#> and osephte Letendre+ 3he
*arried ean Baptiste Racette' the son of @eorge
Racette and /rancoise @uilbeau before #%06+
il*rune$ 6oseph% -*% 18'8/
oseph was born at 3t+ Boniface in #%6%'
the son of Louis <illebrun and Louise Collin+ He
*arried Marie Robillard' the daughter of ean
Baptiste Robillard and Catherine 4uchar*e on
May #"' #%5$ at 3t+ Boniface+ ,hey li)ed at 3t+
Boniface' Cypress Hills and at Lebret+ In the
#%%# Canada Census oseph and Marie are
recorded as Household W #5 in Cypress Hills+
&#
Children listed areA Philo*ene =#6>' 9illia* =6>
and Adeline =#>+
ital$ Henri
#ard$ Marguerite% -*% 18'3/
Marguerite was born at Ed*onton' the
daughter of ohn 9ard =b+ #%"5> and Angeli-ue
Bruyere+ 3he *arried Ale7is Malaterre' the son
of ean Baptiste Malaterre and Angeli-ue Ada*
in #%0" at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier+
Malaterre' IrI*ieM for his deceased sister'
Marie Marguerite MalaterreM addressA Belcourt'
P+O+ JPost OfficeKM bornA #%&0 at Broken 3hellM
fatherA Ale7is Malaterre =deceased MItis>M
*otherA Marguerite 9ard =deceased MItis>M
diedA #%H!M heirsA IrI*ie Malterre' T6"+""M
YliCa Blandeau' T6"+""M Pacharie Malaterre'
T6"+""M Ale7is Malaterre' T6"+""M Louis
.apolIon Malaterre' T6"+""M AdIle Lenoir'
T6"+""M ustine Langer' T6"+""M LIonide
Ha*elin' T#"+""M Patna Ha*elin' T#"+""M
Robina Ha*elin' T#"+""M file ref+ H%6!05M clai*
no+ #5"+
#allet+ )ee Kuellette%
#allette+ )ee Kuellette%
#allet -Kuellette/ 6oseph 6r% -*% 1813/
#elsh$ ,l*ert
#elsh$ 9amase
#elsh$ 6oseph
#elsh$ 6oshon 6r%
#elsh$ "eddy+ )ee #ills
#elsh$ "or*ert dit Lallemand% =#%$0(#H6!>
.orbert 9elsh was born of Metis parents at
Red Ri)er on the Assiniboine Ri)er on August
#0' #%$0M his *other was a Charlotte 3au)I the
daughter of ean Baptiste 3au)I and Marguerite
=3aulteau7>+ His father was /ranFois Ba)ier
9elsh+ .orbert *arried Cecile Boyer and they
*o)ed to Cypress Hills in #%&$' Lebret in #%&&'
and Round Prairie so*eti*e before #%%$+
&5
His
&5
Charles ,rottier' .orbert 9elsh;s uncle' was the leader of
this settle*ent in later years and noted that he began li)ing
there in #%00 when tra)eling with his parents to hunt
buffalo on the plains+ Charles was a trader in the .orth
9est ,erritories' ha)ing hunted with .orbert 9elsh for
*any years+ He was the son of AndrI ,rottier and
Marguerite Pac-uette+ His first *arriage was to Marie(
Anne Parenteau' his second to Lrsula Lafra*boise+ In
wife was the daughter of Metis trader Louis
Boyer and Madeleine ,rottier+ His wife;s
grandfather was the fa*ous buffalo hunter Andre
,rottier+ .orbert and Cecile were *arried on
May !&' #%5& at 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier+ ,hey had
ten childrenM only fi)e sur)i)ed past childhood+
.orbert 9elsh started out hauling freight
between Red Ri)er and 3t+ Paul for Andrew
Bannatyne' a dry goods *erchant and fur trader+
3ubse-uently' 9elsh began trading to the west
on his own account but still obtained all his trade
goods fro* Bannatyne+ As a trader and buffalo
hunter' 9elsh tra)elled throughout the 9est and
was able to gi)e narrati)es full of interesting
details about frontier custo*s and the social life
of the ti*e+ 9elsh participated in his first buffalo
hunt in #%5!+ After the de*ise of the great
buffalo herds' he turned to far*ing' ranching and
freighting+
.orbert 9elsh was a signatory to an #%&%
Metis petition re-uesting a re(opening of the
buffalo hunt between .o)e*ber #$
th
and
/ebruary #0
th
each year and the granting of Metis
1reser)e2 landA a strip of land #0" *iles long
along the A*erican border beginning where the
Pe*bina Ri)er crosses the border and west to the
area south of Cypress Hills+ ,his strip was to be
fifty *iles fro* south to north+ All the buffalo
hunting fa*ilies of the day signed this' the
,rottiers' 4u*ont;s' 4elor*es' @addy' 9elsh'
Brelands' 9hitfords and Ouelettes+
In #%&% 9elsh *o)ed fro* 3t+ Charles
&&
to
/ort :u;Appelle and built a log house on the
flats at Lebret+ /or the ne7t few years he
continued to trade and hunt buffalo' wintering at
the Cypress Hills' returning to Lebret each
su**er+
9hen inter)iewed by Mary 9eekes he was
li)ing in the house he had built at Lebret in #%&%+
In her biography of 9elsh' he pro)ides insights
into so*e of the people he knew and li)ed with'
including Louis Riel' @abriel 4u*ont'
Pound*aker' and 3itting Bull+ After the
Resistance of #%%0' 9elsh was a successful
rancher and *erchant who li)ed at Lebret until
#H6#+ Mary 9eekes *et 9elsh in #H6# when he
was eighty(se)en+ He agreed to ha)e her record
#%&%' Charles and other Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress
Hills wrote a petition asking for a special Metis reser)e of
land+
&&
In the #%&" Census' .orbert and Cecile =Boyer> and his
brother /rancois and Mary =Hogue> are shown on Lots W#$(
#5 in 3t+ Charles+
&!
his storiesM they then spent se)eral *onths on
this task+
4uring the #%%0 .orthwest Resistance'
@abriel 4u*ont' an old hunting co*panion'
tried to get 9elsh in)ol)ed+ He sent /ranFois
<er*ette and .apoleon CarriQre to Prairie Ronde
to bring the Metis and 9hite Cap;s 4akota group
north to Batoche+ ,hey proceeded to Prairie
Ronde on snowshoes and presented tobacco to
9hite Cap and Charles ,rottier+
.orbert 9elsh tells the following storyA
I heard a big noise around *y
house_ there were about forty *en on
horseback surrounding *y house+ I opened
the door and two *en' CarriQre and
/ranFois <er*ette' tried to enter' but I
closed and locked the door+ _ the Half(
Breeds spoke through the door+ ,hey told
*e that I would hand things out when J*y
friendK 9hite Cap ca*e along_ 9hite Cap
had so*e of his band with hi*' but *ost of
the crowd was Half(Breeds+
&%
,he ne7t *orning 9hite Cap returned and
9elsh asked if they had orders to get his
supplies+ <er*ette and CarriQre replied that
@abriel 4u*ont and Ma7i*e LIpine had gi)en
the* definite orders to seiCe his stores+ 9hite
Cap and Charles ,rottier then forced hi* to
tra)el north with the* toward 3askatoon+ ,here
were about forty *en in 9hite Cap;s brigade and
about twenty in ,rottier;s group+ 9elsh got away
fro* the group at 3askatoon+ 9hen 9hite Cap
and ,rottier
&H
got to their ca*p two *iles past
3askatoon they sent 9elsh;s brother(in(law
/rank Boyer to return and get hi*' but 9elsh
declined+
%"
Later he was arrested by the Militia who
suspected hi* of being one of Riel;s supporters+
3ubse-uently he took a ranch near the /ile hills
Indian Agency and started a store+ His wife'
Cecilia Boyer' died in #H"! and one year later he
*arried Marguerite Mc4ougall' the widow of
ean Mc4ougall+ 3he was the daughter of oseph
Hogue and Pelagie ,urcotte of 3t+ Charles+
.orbert;s brother /rancois 9elsh was *arried to
&%
.orbert 9elsh =As told to Mary 9eeks>' The )ast Buffalo
Hunter+ 3askatoonA /ifth House Publishers JreprintK' #HH$A
#0&(#5#+
&H
Charles ,rottier was .orbert 9elsh;s uncle so he really
had nothing to fear fro* hi*+ 9elsh;s *other(in(law'
Madeleine ,rottier was the sister of Charles ,rottier+ 9elsh
was *arried to Cecile Boyer' /rank Boyer;s sister+
%"
7p. cit.
Mary Anne Hogue' the aunt to .orbert;s wife+ In
#H"$ .orbert sold his ranch and *o)ed back to
Lebret where he also ran a store' butcher shop
and li)ery ser)ice between Lebret and
:u;Appelle+ 9elsh died in #H6! and was buried
at Lebret+ His wife' Marguerite' *o)ed to
9innipeg where she *arried Louise 4es*arais
in #H$!+
,he sur)i)ing children of .orbert and
Cecilia wereA
Albert 9elsh who *arried Annie
Racette+
/rank 9elsh who *arried
<eroni-ue Beaulieu+
E*ily 9elsh who *arried Baptiste
Blondeau+
9illia* 1ack2 9elsh =b+ #%%H>
who *arried Claire Mc4ougall
,he sur)i)ing children of .orbert and
Marguerite wereA
Claire Mc4ougall =b+ #%H&> who
*arried ack 9elsh =abo)e>+
Cecile 9elsh who *arried Charles
Robinson+
Ed*ond 9elsh who *arried
Datherine Bow*an+
oseph 9elsh who *arried Edith
9agner+
eanne Marie 9elsh =b+ #H#!> who
*arried oseph Lepine+
Metis scripM
3crip affida)it for 9elsh' .orbertM bornA
August #0' #%$$M fatherA /ranFois Ba)ier
9elshM *otherA Charlotte 9elshM clai* noA
!%%0M scrip noA #!6&0M date of issueA
4ece*ber #"' #%&%M a*ountA T#5"+
3crip affida)it for 9elsh' CIcileM bornA
March #%$6M husbandA .orbert 9elshM
fatherA Louison Boner =MItis>M *otherA
Madeleine ,rottier =MItis>M clai* noA !%%5M
scrip noA #!6&5M date of issueA 4ece*ber #"'
#%&%M a*ountA T#5"
9elsh' /rancois Ba)ierM addressA /ile HillsM
bornA !% anuary' #%&5 at Cypress HillsM
fatherA .orbert 9elsh =MItis>M *otherA
Cecile Boyer =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* C'
no+ !""M clai* no+ $!5+
9elsh' E*ilie =wife of 3t+ Pierre Blondeau>M
addressA /ile HillsM bornA $ March' #%&$ at
&6
3askatoon' 3askatchewanM fatherA .orbert
9elsh =MItis>M *otherA Cecile Boyer
=MItis>M scrip cert+A for* C' no+ #0"M clai*
no+ 606+

9elsh' .orbertM heir to his deceased
childrenA Marie Philo*Ine' bornA #%&% at
:uUAppelleM diedA !% .o)e*ber' #%%"M
Philo*Ine' bornA & August' #%%# at
:uUAppelleM diedA #% 3epte*ber' #%%HM
<ictoire' bornA ## May' #%%6 at :uUAppelleM
diedA !6 May' #%H"M ohn' bornA $ une'
#%%0 at :uUAppelleM diedA 6 une' #%%5M
addressA /ile HillsM fatherA .orbert 9elsh
=MItis and deponent>M *otherA Cecile Boyer
=MItis>M Marie Philo*Ine' scrip cert+A for*
/' no+ 5!M Philo*Ine' scrip cert+A for* /' no+
5$M <ictoire' scrip cert+A for* /' no+ 55M
ohn' scrip cert+A for* /' no+ 5%M clai* no+
0#$+
3crip affida)it for 9elsh' 9illia*M fatherA
.orbert 9elsh =MItis O deponent>M *otherA
BoyerM childrenA 9illia*' bornA March #'
#%5&M Marie CIcile' bornA 4ece*ber 0'
#%5HM wish their share in allot*ent of land
set apart for MItis children
%eference
Mary 9eekes' The )ast Buffalo Hunter 8Account
of Norbert !elsh9. ,orontoA Mac*illan'
#H$0+ /irst published in #H6H by ,ho*as
.elson and 3ons and now reprinted'
CalgaryA /ifth House Ltd+' #HH$+
#elsh$ )amuel
#elsh$ #illiam% -*% 1808/
9illia* was the son of .orbert 9elsh and
Cecile Boyer+
#elsh$ @avier% -*% 18.3/
,his is likely /rancois Ba)ier 9elsh' the
brother of .orbert 9elsh and son of /rancois
Ba)ier 9elsh 3r+ and Charlotte 3au)e+ His third
*arriage in #%5H was to Ernestine Page' the
daughter of Ale7andre Page and Adelaide
Lepine+
#elsy$ 6ohn% =see ohn 9ills>
#ills -#ells$ #elsh/$ 9onald% -*% 18.(/
4onald was born on 4ece*ber !"' #%$"' at
3t+ /rancois Ba)ier the son of Edouard 9ills and
Isabelle Mc@illis+ 4onald *arried Louise
Collins =b+ #%66> His sister Priscille 9ills was
*arried to ero*e Lafournaise who also signed
this petition+
#ills -#ells$ #elsh/$ ;douard <"eddy%> =b+
#%"5>
Edouard was born in 9innipeg #%"5' the
son of ohn 9ills and osephte Marguerite
@rant+ In #%0" Edouard' his wife Isabella and
their four children were enu*erated in the
census as li)ing with Charles Belgard' fa*ily
W&6 at Pe*bina+ He is listed as a 6% year(old
hunter+ Edouard and his son Edward took part in
the Battle of the @rand Coteau in #%0#+ ,his was
a confrontation between a Metis buffalo hunting
party fro* 3t+ /ranFois Ba)ier' led by ean
Baptiste /alcon and the Cut Head =Pabaksa>
Ganktonai =Ihanktonwanna> 4akota' led by Chief
Medicine =3acred> Bear' on uly #0 to #5' #%0#+
In #%55 Edouard left ManitobaM he had a
house at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM he went west
following the buffalo+ /ro* #%55 to #%%# they
always wintered in the Cypress Hills or 9ood
Mountain+ On uly #0' #%&" he was li)ing at
9ood Mountain+ At the ti*e he applied for scrip
he had spent the last fi)e years as a resident of
Lewistown' Montana+
He *arried on October #"' #%65 to Isabella
Mc@illis =b+ #%#H> at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier' the
daughter of Angus Mc@illis and Marguerite
.otinikabon+ ,hey had se)en children li)ing =all
but one li)ing in the Battle Ri)er 3ettle*ent>'
and eight deceased at the ti*e of application+
,heir son Edouard r+ signed Louis Riel;s #%%"
petition for a Metis reser)e in Montana+
In #%&%' the Half(Breeds li)ing in the
)icinity of Cypress Hills petitioned the
go)ern*ent for their own reser)e+ ,his is a
petition re-uested a re(opening of the buffalo
hunt between .o)e*ber #$
th
and /ebruary#0th
each year and the granting of Metis 1reser)e2
land+ ,he re-uest was for a strip of land #0"
*iles long along the A*erican border beginning
where the Pe*bina Ri)er crosses the border'
running west for #0" *iles into 3askatchewan+
,his strip was to be fifty *iles fro* south to
north+ ,he petition did not recei)e a fa)ourable
response+ ,he 9ills fa*ily *e*bers who signed
this petition wereA
Edouard 1.eddy2 9ills =b+ #%"5>
Edward 9ills =b+ #%6!>+ His father(in(
law Charles 4e*ontigny also signed+
4onald 9ills =b+ #%$">+
&$
ohny ,ho*as =b+ #%0#>' *arried
Louise 9ilkie =b+c+ #%50>' the daughter
of Ale7ander 9ilkie and Louise
@ariepy on March #$' #%%6+
@regoire 9ills =b+ #%06> @regoire was
born in April of #%06 at Pe*bina' .+4+
He *arried Rose Ross' the daughter of
Roderick Ross and Marie 4elor*e+ His
father(in(law Roderick Ross also signed
this petition+
a*es 9ills =b+ #%0%>' *arried
Marguerite Berger+
3on(in(law ero*e Lafournaise =b+
#%$&> husband of Priscilla 9ills+
3on(in(law 9illia* Lafra*boise =b+
#%06> husband of Marie LaRose 9ills
On 3epte*ber #&' #%%5 Edouard recei)ed
his Metis 3crip+ In his application he states that
he had left 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier in #%55 to follow
the buffalo+ /ro* #%55 to #%%# his fa*ily had
always wintered at Cypress Hills+ On uly #0'
#%&"' he states he was li)ing at 9ood Mountain
and thus was eligible for scrip under the
4o*inion Lands Act+ At the ti*e of his #%%5
application he said he had been li)ing for fi)e
years at Lewiston' Montana+ He ga)e his
occupation as far*er' hunter and freighter+ At the
ti*e of application he listed his se)en li)ing
children asA
Edward =b+ #%6! near /ort Ellice>'
*arried Marie 4e*ontigny =b+ #%$#>'
the daughter of Charles 4e*ontigny
and Marie 4es8arlais in #%56 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
4onald =b+ #%$">
Priscilla Antoinette =b+ #%$&> the wife of
ero*e Laboucane dit Lafournaise'
li)ing at Battle Ri)er+
ohny ,ho*as =b+ #%0#>' *arried
Louise 9ilkie =b+c+ #%50>' the daughter
of Ale7ander 9ilkie and Louise
@ariepy on March #$' #%%6+
Marie <irginie =b+ #%0#> at Pe*bina'
the wife of Michel Lange)in+
Appoline' the wife of oseph La)erdure
a*es 1ean2 =b+ #%0%>' *arried
Marguerite Berger' the daughter of isaie
Berger and Cle*ence @orneau++
He listed his eight deceased children asA
ean 9ills' born #%6% and died on
October 6"' #%$" at 3/B+
Marie =b+ #%$#> *arried @eorge Muller+
Mary
Allan Ak*und =b+ #%$$>+
Can;t re*e*ber na*eA A child who
died before transfer+ Probably a*es
9ills' b+ #%0H+
Magdeleine' born May #0' #%05 at
Pe*bina' died #%&H+
@regoire Alphonse' =b+ #%0&> died
#%%"+ He had *arried Rose Ross+
Marie LaRose' =b+ #%5# at Pe*bina>+
3he *arried 9illia* Lafra*boise' the
son of /rancois Lafra*boise and Marie
,rottier+ 3he died #%%"+
/a*ily 3cripA
9ells 3r+' EdouardM addressA Lewiston'
L+3+A+M bornA #%"5 at 9innipegM fatherA
9ells =Irish*an>M *otherA Marguerite @rant
=MItis>M *arriedA #%!H at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier to Isabelle Mc@illisM children li)ingA
EdouardM 4onaldM Priscilla' wife of ero*e
LaboucaneM ohnM <irginie' wife of Michel
Lange)inM Apolline' wife of oseph
La)erdureM a*esM children deceasedA ohn'
Marie' Allan' cannot re*e*ber na*e'
Madeleine' Larose' @regoireM scrip for
T#5"+""M clai* no+ %%H+
9ells' EdouardM heir to his deceased
daughter' Madeleine 9ellsM addressA
BattlefordM bornA #%0H on the PlainsM diedA
April' #%&& at Cypress HillsM fatherA
Edouard 9ells =MItis and deponent>M
*otherA Isabelle Mc@illis =MItis>M scrip for
T!$"+""M clai* no+ H#!+
9ells' PriscillaM addressA Lafournaise
3ettle*entM Battle Ri)erM bornA #%$5 at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ierM fatherA Edward 9ells
=MItis>M *otherA Isabelle Mc@illis =MItis>M
*arriedA at 3t+ oe to ero*e Lafournaise'
dit LaboucanneM childrenA details on
husbandMs applicationM scrip for T#5"+""M
clai* no+ #5&+
9ells' Rose nIe Ross ( Concerning the
clai* of her deceased husband' a MItis child
@regoire 9ells ( Born' #%0& ( 4ied' August'
#%%" ( Address' :uUAppelle 3ettle*ent (
/ather' Edward 9ells' =MItis> ( Mother'
Isabelle Mc@illis' =MItis> ( Married' April'
#%&5 at Cypress Hills to Rose Ross ( Heirs'
Rose Ross' =widow and deponent> and
Ale7andre 9ells' born #%&% ( Clai* #%#
9elsh' EdwardM addressA Lewiston'
MontanaM bornA #%6! near /ort ElliceM
&0
fatherA Edouard 9elsh =MItis>M *otherA
Isabelle Mc@illis =MItis>M clai* no+ &5"

Lafournaise' ero*eM for his *inor son'
oseph LafournaiseM clai* no+ 6606M
addressA 4uha*elM bornA #%%$ at 4uha*elM
fatherA ero*e Lafournaise =MItis and
deponent>M *otherA Priscille 9elsh =MItis>M
scrip cert+A for* E' no+ !0%5+
Lafournaise' ero*eM heir to his deceased
son' /rancois LafournaiseM clai* no+ 660!M
addressA 4uha*elM bornA #%&5 at Cypress
HillsM fatherA ero*e Lafournaise =MItis and
deponent>M *otherA Priscille 9elsh =MItis>M
diedA March' #%%$M scrip cert+A for* /' no+
#65!+
#ills -#ells$ #elsh/$ ;dEard% -18'7-1818/
Edouard 9ills was born at 3t+ /rancois
Ba)ier' on August ##' #%6&' the son of Edouard
9ills and Isabelle Mc@illis+ He *arried Marie
4eMontigny the daughter of Charles
4eMontigny and Marie 4es8arlais in #%56+ His
sister Priscille 9ills was *arried to ero*e
Lafournaise who also signed this petition+ His
father(in(law Charles 4e*ontigny also signed
this petition+
Children of Edouard and MarieA
Marie Ernestine' born April %' #%5$+
3he *arried Antoine /leury' the son of
Antoine /leury and EliCabeth 9ilkie+
Mary .atalie' born circa #%50' she
*arried 4aniel La)erdure' the son of
Pierre La)erdure and Catherine
Charette' in #%%6+
3arah Ann' born circa #%5&+
3a*uel' born .o)e*ber #%' #%&"+
/lorenstine' born 4ece*ber 5' #%&#+
ean Marie' born 4ece*ber 6' #%&6+
Marie Ale7ina' born /ebruary 5' #%&5'
she *arried oseph La)erdure' the son
of Pierre La)erdure and Catherine
Charette' in #%%6+ ,he two sisters'
Ale7ina and .atalie *arried the two
La)erdure brothers' 4aniel and oseph
on the sa*e day' April #"' #%%6+
Antoine' born .o)e*ber !"' #%&%' died
at Lewistown une #' #H$H+
Edward' born #%%0' died at Lewistown'
4ece*ber ##' #H$%+
#ills$ ;lise Mary% -*%1810/
Elise was the daughter of ohn 9ills =b+
#&HH> and Mary McDay =daughter of ohn
Richards McDay and Harriet Ballendine>+ 3he
*arried 4aniel Ledou7' the son of Eusebe
Ledou7 and Louise 4es8arlais in #%5H at 3t+
/rancois Ba)ier+
#ills -#ells$ #elsh/$ &regoire -*% 181'/
@regoire 9ills was born in April of #%06 at
Pe*bina' .+4+ the son of Edouard 9ills and
Isabelle Mc@illis+ He *arried Rose Ross' the
daughter of Roderick Ross and Marie 4elor*e+
His father(in(law Roderick Ross also signed this
petition+
#ills -#ells$ #elsh/$ 6ames% -*% 1818/
a*es 9ills was born on .o)e*ber !H'
#%0H at /ort :u;Appelle' the son of Edouard
9ills and Isabelle Mc@illis+
#ills -#ells$ #elsh/$ 6ohn -*% 18.8/
ohn 9ills was born on 4ece*ber !&' #%$%
at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ier ' the son of Edouard 9ills
and Isabelle Mc@illis+ He *arried Marie
Philo*ene Ouellette' the daughter of Antoine
1Ratte2 Ouellette and Angeli-ue Bottineau' in
Montana in #%%&+ In #%&$ ohn recei)ed Half
Breed 3crip pursuant to the #%5$ ,reaty with the
Red Lake and Pe*bina Bands of Chippewa
Indians =3crip W6H">+
A nu*ber of the *en who were in)ol)ed in
the #%&% Cypress Hills Petition for a reser)e had
petitioned two years earlier for ad*ission into
,reaty /our as a collecti)e+ On 3epte*ber &'
#%&5' thirty Metis at /ort 9alsh sub*itted a
petition on behalf of the Metis of the four
districts of Assiniboia' .+9+,+ to 8oin ,reaty $+
One of the *en who signed both of these
petitions was ohn 9ills =b+ #%$%>+
#ills -#ells/$ Marie Rose% -*% 1803/
Marie rose was the daughter of Edourd
9ills and Isabelle Mc@illis+ 3he *arried
9illia* Lafra*boise the son of /rancois
Lafra*boise and Marie ,rottier circa #%&&+
#ills -#ells/$ Pris!illa% -*% 18.7/
Priscilla was the daughter of Edouard 9ills
and Isabelle Mc@illis+ 3he *arried ero*e
Lafournaise' the son of ean Baptiste
Lafournaise and Marguerite @osselin+
#hitford$ 6ames )r% -1837-18(8/
i**y 9hitford was born at 3t+ ohn;s on
an+ #"' #%!&' the son of /rancois 9hitford and
Marie @ladue' the daughter of Charles @ladu and
Marguerite Ross+ He *arried Marguerite
/agnant' daughter of ean Baptiste /agnant and
&5
osephte Monet dit Belhu*eur in #%0!+ ,heir
four sons are listed below and their daughter
Marie were all part of the Cypress Hills hunting
band+
,heir daughter Marie born .o)e*ber 5'
#%0! *arried ean Baptiste 4es8arlais' the son of
Antoine 4es8arlais and Louise Richard' in #%&$
at 3/B+ ,hey were *e*bers of the Cypress Hills
Metis group and ean Baptiste 4es8arlais signed
the petition+
a*es; sister 3arah =b+ #%6$> was *arried
to Peter Hourie =b+ #%!&> who ran the HBC
:u;Appelle Post and later beca*e far*
instructor on Crooked Lake Reser)e+ a*es died
in #H"% at 9illow Bunch+
3crip applicationA
9hitford' a*esM heir to his deceased daughter'
IsabelleM 9hitfordM addressA 9illow BunchM
bornA uly' #%&& between O7boro andM Este)anM
diedA $ days oldM fatherA a*es 9hitford =MItis
and deponent>M *otherA Marguerite /ayant
=MItis>M scrip cert+A for* /' no+ #%"%M clai* no+
#!66+
In this application a*es said he was at
9illow Bunch for ten years' pre)iously at
@riswold % years and 1on the plains2+ He says
Isabelle was baptiCed by his sister(in(law
Isabelle Mc@illis+
9hitford' ohnM addressA 9illow BunchM bornA 6
October' #%&$ at 3askatoon' 3askatchewanM
fatherA a*es 9hitford =MItis>M *otherA
Marguerite /ayant =deceased MItis>M scrip cert+A
for* E' no+ H"M clai* no+ H"+
9hitford' a*esM addressA 4unseithM bornA #"
anuary' #%%# at Oak LakeM fatherA a*es
9hitford =MItis>M *otherA 3arah @ladu =MItis>M
scrip cert+A for* C' no+ $$"M clai* no+ &H6+
a*es r+ says he has been li)ing at
Belcourt .+4+ for thirteen years+
#hitford$ ;l2ear% -*% 1818/
ElCear was born on /ebruary 5' #%0H the
son of a*es /+ 9hitford and Marguerite
/agnant+
#hitford$ 6ames 6r% -*% 181./
a*es was born at Pe*bina on 3epte*ber
#$' #%0$' the son of a*es /+ 9hitford and
Marguerite /agnant+ He *arried 3arah @ladue'
the daughter of Antoine @ladue =see abo)e> and
Catherine /agnant+
3crip applicationA
ReA 9hitford' a*esM heir to her deceased son'
9illia* 9hitfordM addressA 9illow BunchM
bornA October' #%&! at Moose MountainM diedA
#%&$ at 3t+ /rancois Ba)ierM fatherA a*es
9hitford =MItis and deponent>M *otherA
Marguerite /ayant =MItis>M scrip cert+A for* 4'
no #!"M clai* no+ %H+
9hitford' 3arah' now Lafontaine' nIe @ladu'
for*erly wife of a*es 9hitford' now wife of
Louis LafontaineM for her deceased son' oseph
9hitfordM addressA 4unseithM bornA % anuary'
#%%$ at Oak LakeM diedA .o)e*ber' #%H# at
@rande ClairiereM fatherA a*es 9hitford
=deceased MItis>M *otherA 3arah @ladu =MItis
and deponent>M heirsA 3arah Lafontaine' Marie
Philo*Ine' Poitras' scrip cert+A for* 4' no+
6!"&' a*es 9hitford' ElCear 9hitford' <irginie
Lafontaine' Rose Marie Lafontaine' 4esire
Lafontaine' Lena LafontaineM scrip issued for
T6"+"" to each heirM file ref+ &H00"!M clai* no+
6$H&+
,his clai* was denied as the fa*ily was on
the rolls of the ,urtle Mountain Band+
#hitford$ Louis "apoleon% -*% 1801/
Louis was born 3epte*ber %' #%5#' the son
of a*es /+ 9hitford and Marguerite /agnant+
Louis *arried Marie Rose Lingan the daughter
of ean Baptiste Lingan and Angeli-ue 3t+
@er*ain+ ,hey e)entually settled at 9illow
Bunch+
#hitford$ MaCime -*% 1810/
Ma7i*e was born .o)e*ber #5' #%05' the
son of a*es /+ 9hitford and Marguerite
/agnant+ Ma7i*e *arried Adelaide Ca*pbell
the daughter of Louis Ca*pbell and Marie
,ho*as' on une %' #%H$ at 4un)egan' Alberta+
&&