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Augustin Laframboise (b. 1844)

Augustin Laframboise (b. 1844)

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Metis buffalo hunter Augustin Laframboise is profiled. He fought in the 1885 Resistance..

Metis buffalo hunter Augustin Laframboise is profiled. He fought in the 1885 Resistance..

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Aug 22, 2010
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Augustin Laframboise.

In 1880, Augustin appears on the Treaty pay list of the Carlton Stragglers. His wife was Band Member # 27 on the Treaty Pay list of the Petequakey Band at Muskeg Lake in 1884.1 His sister Ursule was married to Charles Trottier and his brother Jean Baptiste appears below. His aunt Louise Laframboise was married to Isidore Dumont. Auguste was born at Red River, the son of Jean Baptiste Laframboise and Suzanne Beaudry (Gaudry). He married Louise Ledoux and they settled near Duck Lake, having moved from St. François Xavier. His sister Ursula was married to Charles Trottier the leader of the Prairie Ronde Metis community. In 1878, Auguste and other Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking for a special Metis reserve of land. He was a Captain of one of the 19 companies led by Gabriel Dumont during the 1885 Metis Resistance. His eldest son Edouard served in his Company. Augustin, also called “Eustache”, was involved in the 1885 Resistance at Duck Lake with Dumont and was killed there by Crozier’s troops on March 26, 1885. His wife and ten children survived him.

Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute


RG 10, Annuity Pay lists, 1883-1887. Treaties 4, 6 and 7.

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