Saskatoon and Prairie Ronde Metis Scrip Applications

The Round Prairie Métis were originally a community of buffalo hunters with strong connections to the Metis of Montana and Batoche This community started in the 1800s as a Metis wintering site. It is located south of Saskatoon near present day Dundurn, Saskatchewan, south of the Dakota Whitecap First Nation. In the 1850s it was a wellknown wintering camp for buffalo hunters such as Andre Trottier and had become a yearround Metis settlement by the early 1880s. By the early 1900s, Round Prairie became the permanent home of this group of Métis as they settled and took out homesteads. The community began migrating into Saskatoon in the late 1920s and 30s looking for work and, by the end of the 30’s, they were settling permanently in Saskatoon in the Holiday Park area and on the east side between Taylor, Broadway and Clarence. According to some family members, the site of Aden Bowman Collegiate was a large communal garden in the late 40s and 50s. Charles Trottier was the leader of this settlement in its early and noted that he began living there in 1855 when traveling with his parents to hunt buffalo on the plains. Charles was a trader in the North West Territories, having hunted with Norbert Welsh for many years. He was the son of André Trottier and Marguerite Pacquette. His first marriage was to Marie-Anne Parenteau, his second to Ursula Laframboise. In 1878, Charles and other Metis buffalo hunters at Cypress Hills wrote a petition asking for a special Metis reserve of land. Charles Trottier was a close friend and relative of Gabriel Dumont and brought his men along with the Dakota Indians of Whitecap’s Band to fight at Batoche in April of 1885. He and Whitecap were members of Riel’s Exovedate (Provisional Government). It is said that Whitecap and twenty of his men had joined the Resistance under duress. Trottier, along with Gabriel and Edouard Dumont, Jean Caron, Michel Dumas, Isidore Dumas and Chief Fine Day, escaped to the United States after the final battle at Batoche. Charles returned to Prairie-Ronde applied for land after his return in 1903. Saskatoon also has a substantial Metis population and is close to the historically significant Southbranch Settlements to the north, as well as the Prairie Ronde settlement near Dundurn, Saskatchewan. In the summer of 1882 a party of ten Temperance Colonization Society’s members (including six prospective settlers) surveyed the area midway between Clark’s Crossing (present-day Clarkboro) and Moose Woods (Whitecap First Nation) for a townsite. Upon consultation with Chief Whitecap, the colonists chose a point on the valley where the banks were relatively low, and the river could more easily be crossed, the area later known as the Idylwyld Flats. One of the largest Métis settlements in Saskatchewan, was once known as Round Prairie (Prairie-Ronde). All that is left is the cemetery and the memories of the people who lived there. The first settlers arrived from various places in Canada and the United States. The leader, or chief, was Charles “Wapass” Trottier. He was born in Red River and was also a good friend and relative of Gabriel Dumont. Everyone either spoke Cree or French. They got along very well with the Sioux at Moosewood Reserve, now known as Whitecap Reserve, which was close by. Many Métis people who were born in Saskatoon, have ancestors that lived in Round Prairie. La Prairie Ronde was dissolved soon after the 1885

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Resistance; yet nearby Frenchman’s Flats was resettled in 1902–12, only to find the last Métis families moving out again (mostly to Saskatoon) by 1939. Bliss, Marie; address: Medicine Hat; claim no. 1251; born: on All Saint's Day, 1872 at Saskatoon; father: Pierre Rocheblanc (Métis); mother: Sara Berard (Métis); form C, no. 820 Blue, Rosalie; address: Edmonton; claim no. 3109; born: 30 June, 1882 at Saskatoon; father: Frank Blue (Métis); mother: Rosalie Langer (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 3354 Boyer, Joseph; address: Maple Creek; claim no. 19; born: 1847 at St. Francois Xavier; father: Louison Boyer (Métis); mother: Madeleine Trottier (Métis); married: 1873 at Saskatoon to Marguerite Pelletier; children living: 7; scrip for $ 240.00 Boyer, Lalouise; address: Swift Current; claim no. 842; born: 8 February, 1868 at Saskatoon; father: David Boyer (Métis); mother: Lalouise Thomas (Métis); scrip for $ 240.00 Capellette, Marie Nathalie; address: Willow Bunch; claim no. 22; born: 12 January, 1875 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: Jean Baptiste Trottier (deceased Métis); mother: LaRose McGillis (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 24 Collin, Antoine; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; claim no. 494; born: 28 December, 1877 at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan; father: Maxime Collin (Métis); mother: Marguerite Ouellette (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 325 for 240 acres of land Collin, Florestine; Widow of Maxime Poitras; claim no. 492; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; born: 28 March, 1873 at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan; father: Maxime Collin (Métis); mother: Marguerite Ouellette (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 329 for 240 acres of land Collin, Maria; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; claim no. 467; born: 1 October, 1881 on the Prairie; near Swift Current; father: Maxime Collin (Métis); mother: Marguerite Ouellette (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 717 for $240.00 Collin Sr., Maxime; heir to his deceased daughter, unnamed; claim no. 281; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; born: 1879 in Marc at Duck Lake; father: Maxime Collin Sr. (Métis and deponent); mother: Marguerite Ouellette (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 129 for 240 acres of land; died: on day of birth Collin Sr., Maxime; heir to his deceased son, Maxime Collin, Jr; claim no. 465; born: February, 1873 at St. Norbert; died: March, 1873 at St. Norbert; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: Maxime Collin Sr. (Métis and deponent); mother: Marguerite Ouellette (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 277 for 240 acres of land

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Collin Jr., Maxime; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; claim no. 493; born: 17 January, 1876 at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan; father: Maxime Collin Sr. (Métis); mother: Marguerite Ouellette (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 331 for 240 acres of land Collin, Pauline; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; claim no. 483; born: 23 October, 1884 at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan; father: Maxime Collin (Métis); mother: Marguerite Ouellette (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 721 for $240.00 Delorme, Justine; for her deceased son, Damase Bercier; claim no. 552; born: 18 January, 1875 near Saskatoon Files; died: 1881 at St. Francois Xavier; address: Rosser; father: Antoine Bercier (Métis); mother: Justine Boyer (Métis and deponent); heirs: Justine Delorme, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3112 for $24.00; Francois Bercier Form D, no. 3113 for $24.00; Pierre Bercier, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3114, for $24.00; Joseph Bercier, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3115, for $24.00; Marie Delorme, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3116 for $24.00; Alex Delorme, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3313 for $24.00; Julien Delorme, scrip cert.: form D, no. 3118 for $24.00; scrip cert.: form D, no. 3119 to Ellen Delorme for $24.00; Effulgence Delorme, scrip cert.: form D no. 3120; for $24.00; scrip cert.: form D, no. 3121 for $24.00 to Théodore Delorme. Desjarlais, Alexandre; address: Eagle Hills, Saskatchewan; claim no. 1009; born: 9 March, 1872 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: Benjamin Desjarlais (Métis); mother: Marie Laplante (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 1597 for $240.00 Dumais, Vitaline; address: Willow Bunch; claim no. 139; born: 31 October, 1877 at Saskatoon; father: Louis Piché (Métis); mother: Cécile Desmarais (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 132 Dumont, Edouard; heir to his deceased daughter, Véronique Dumont; claim no. 366; born: 29 October, 1877 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; died: August, 1879 at Cypress Hills; address: Batoche; father: Edouard Dumont (Métis and deponent); mother: Sophie Letendre (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 215 for 240 acres of land. Dumont, Marie; wife of Isidore Dumont, for her decease; claim no. 1278; daughter, Christine Dumont; born: 10 April, 1886 at Saskatoon; died: at Saskatoon, year not stated; address: Medicine Hat; father: Isidore Dumont (Métis); mother: Marie Cayen (Métis and deponent); heir: her father, Isidore Dumont Eagle, Marie; for her deceased daughter, Maria Eagle; claim no. 7; born: November, 1875 or 1876 near Saskatoon; died: May, 1876; address: Sandy Lake Reserve; father: Wee John (Métis); mother: Maria Eagle (Métis and deponent); heirs: Charlotte, wife of Peter Chatelain; Maria Eagle; Sarah, wife of Charles Grane; John Highman Fagnant, Marie Louise; wife of Cuthbert Fagnant; claim no. 688; born: 17 April, 1873 at La Petite Ville, Saskatchewan; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: André Letendre (Métis); mother: Catherine Godan (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 1083 for $240.00

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Lafontaine, Antoine; heir to his deceased unnamed daughter; claim no. 301; address: near Hartney, Manitoba; born: 1873 between Medicine Hat and Cypress Hills; died: 1874 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: Antoine Lafontaine (Métis and deponent); mother: Philomene Jeannotte (Métis); scrip cert.: form D, no. 178. Lafontaine, Elzear; address: Dunsuth, North Dakota; claim no. 480; born: 1874 at Saskatoon; father: Antoine Lafontaine (Métis); mother: Madeleine Ross (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 254. Lafournaise, St Pierre dit Laboucanne; heir to his deceased children: Marie Anne, born: 13 Sept., 1881 at Duck Lake; died: 1898 at St. Paul des Metis; Jean Baptiste, born: 23 Sept., 1882 at Cypress Hills; died: 1 month old at Saskatoon; address: St. Paul des Metis; father: St. Pierre Lafournaise (Métis and deponent); mother: Marie Rose Ross (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, No 740 and 742; claim no. 2039. Laframboise, Joseph; address: Swift Current; claim no. 1189; born: 4 Dec., 1869 at Saskatoon; father: Francois Laframboise (Métis); mother: Lalouise Chaboyer (Métis); scrip for $240.00. Landry, Jamy; address: Crooked Lake; claim no. 1296; born: 1857 at Saskatoon Saskatchewan; father: Moise Landry (Métis); mother: Marie la Sauteuse (Indian); married: Summer, 1885 at Fort Ellice to Caroline Lacouture; scrip for $240.00. McNab, Andrew; heir to his deceased son, Edwin McNab; address: Touchwood Hills; born: 1873 near Saskatoon; died: 1895 at Gordon's Mission; father: Andrew McNab (Métis and deponent); mother: Annie Pratt (Métis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 292; claim no. 862. Morrisseau, Jean Baptiste; address: St. Rose du Lac; born: 6 March, 1873 at Saskatoon; father: Andre Morrisseau (Métis); mother: Cecile Monnette (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 2960; claim no. 407. Parenteau, Jean Baptiste; address: Batoche; born: 1858 near Saskatoon; father: Jean Baptiste Parenteau Sr.; (Métis); mother: Pelagie Dumont (Métis); married: 1876 at Winnipeg to Elise Champagne; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 953. Pelletier, Dosithe; heir to his deceased sons: Norbert Pelletier, born: 1875 at Saskatoon; died: 1890; Francois Xavier, born: 1881 at Swift; Current; died: April, 1889; address: Crooked Lake; father: Dosithe Pelletier (Métis and deponent); mother: Philoméne La Crise (Indian); scrip cert.: form D, no. 400, Francois Xavier, $240.00; form D, no. 402, Norbert Pelletier $240.00; claim no. 791. Pelletier, Marguerite; address: Maple Creek; born: 1853 at St. Francois Xavier; father: Alexis Pelletier (Métis); mother: Louise Houle (Métis); married: 1873 at Saskatoon to

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Joseph Boyer; children living: Therese, Louise, Alexandre, Marie Pauline, Maria, Josephine and Marie Anna; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 20. Pelletier, Pierre; address: Touchwood Hills; born: 13 February, 1873 near Saskatoon; father: Alphonse Pelletier (Métis); mother: Madeleine Desjarlais (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 624; claim no. 869. Ross, John; heir to his deceased daughter, Caroline Ross; address: Duck Lake, Saskatchewan; born: 8 July, 1876 near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; died: 18 July, 1876 near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: John Ross (Métis and deponent); mother: Marguerite Grant (Métis); scrip cert.: form D, no. 95 for 240 acres; claim no.232. Ross, John; heir to his deceased daughter, Antoinette Ross; address: Duck Lake; born: 8 July, 1876 near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; died: 23 July, 1876 near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: John Ross (Métis and deponent); mother: Marguerite Grant (Métis); scrip cert.: form D, no.489 for $240.00; claim no.238. Sansregret, François - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Grandin P.O. [Post Office] - Born, 1868 at Saskatoon - Father, Pierre Sansregret, (Métis) - Mother, Caroline Parenteau, (Métis) - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1505 Sansregret Jr., Pierre - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, Grandin P.O. [Post Office] - Born, 1866 at Saskatoon - Father, Pierre Sansregret, (Métis) - Mother, Caroline Parenteau, (Métis) - Scrip for $240 - Claim 1504 Smith, Elizabeth; address: Clandebone; born: 24 June, 1875 near Saskatoon; father: Baptiste Ducharme (Métis); mother: Virginie or Geneviéve Flammand; (Métis); married: 1893 to William Smith; scrip cert.: form E, no. 3002; claim no. 538. Swain, Betsy; address: Qu'Appelle; born: 1854 at St. Boniface; father: John or Jack Swain (Métis); mother: Marie Allary (Métis); married: 1873 near Saskatoon to Cuthbert; Pelletier; children living: Marie Rose, Roger, Norman Felix and Edward; children deceased: Isabella; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 1215. Swain, Pauline; address: Moose Jaw, Assiniboine; born: 15 September, 1873 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: Alex Swain (Métis); mother: Felicite Pelletier (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 8; claim no. Trottier, Andrew; address: Havre, Montana; born: April, 1873 near Saskatoon; father: Charles Trottier (Métis); mother: Ursule Laframboise (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 644; claim no. 1057. Trottier, Antoine; heir to his deceased children: Isabelle, born: 1871 or 1872 at Saskatoon; died: 1886 or 1887 at Batoche; Philoméne, born: 1872 or 1873 at Saskatoon; died: 1893 or 1894 at Havre; address: White Mud River; father: Antoine Trottier (Métis

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and deponent); mother: Angélique Laframboise (Métis); scrip ecrt.: form D, nos. 1006 and 1008; claim no. 1011. Trottier, Baptiste; address: Swift Current; born: 1875 at Saskatoon; father: Baptiste Trottier (Métis); mother: Rose McGillis (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 548; claim no. 945. Trottier, Caroline; address: Havre Montana; born: February, 1872 near Saskatoon; father: Francois Lemire (Métis); mother: Francoise Barstone (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 574; claim no. 989. Trottier, Charles; heir to his deceased children: Marie Rosine, born: 1876 at Cypress Hills; died: 4 months old; Charles, born: 1871 at Saskatoon; died: 1877; address: Havre, Montana; father: Charles Trottier (Métis and deponent); mother: Ursule Laframboise (Métis); Marie Rosine, scrip cert.: form D, no. 118; claim no. 449. Trottier, Charles; heir to his deceased daughter, Ursule Trottier; address: Havre, Montana; born: 3 April, 1872 at Saskatoon; died: 1873 at Batoche; father: Charles Trottier (Métis and deponent); mother: Ursule Laframboise (Métis); scrip cert.: form D, no. 194; claim no. 556. Trottier, Charles; heir to his deceased children: Marie, born: 1871 at Saskatoon; died: 1888 at St. John, North Dakota; Marie Cecile, born: 1877 at near Maple Creek; died: 6 or 7 months old at Fort Walsh; address: Havre; father: Charles Trottier (Métis and deponent); mother: Marie Angélique Parenteau (mother of Marie) and Ursule Laframboise (mother of Marie Cecile), both Métisse; Marie Cecile, scrip cet.: form D, no. 1122; file ref. 12386; claim no. 1137. Trottier, John; address: Battleford; born: 1863 near Saskatoon; father: Antoine Trottier (Métis); mother: Angélique Laframboise (Métis); scrip for $240.00; claim no. 850. Trottier, Joseph; for his deceased son, Rodolphe Trottier; address: St. Paul des Metis; born: September, 1874 at Saskatoon; died: March, 1874 at Saskatoon; father: Joseph Trottier (Métis and deponent); mother: Thérese Vallee (Métis); claim no. 207 Trottier, Madeleine; address: Havre, Montana; born: 1872 at Saskatoon; father: Jean Baptiste Laframboise (Métis); mother: Elise Thomas (Métis); married: 1892 at Maple Creek to Remi Trottier; scrip cert.: form E, no. 3277; claim no. 1279. Vandal, Marie Adelaide; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; born: 3 November, 1884 at Battleford, Saskatchewan; father: Joseph Vandal (deceased Métis); mother: Eliza Champagne (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 733 for $240.00; claim no. 504. Vandale, Joseph; address: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; born: 4 June, 1880 at Batoche, Saskatchewan; father: Joseph Vandal (Métis); mother: Eliza Champagne (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 333 for 240 acres; claim no. 490.

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Walsh, Robert; address: File Hills; born: 1872 near Saskatoon; father: Norbert Walsh (Métis); mother: Cecile Boyer (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 148; claim no. 352. Wells, Alexander; address: Battleford, Saskatchewan; born: 15 February, 1874 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: John Wells Sr. (Métis); mother: Julia Tanner (Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 569 for 240 acres; claim no. 967. Wells, Daniel; for his deceased son, Alfred Wells; address: Willow Bunch; born: Jan., 1871 near Saskatoon; died: April, 1871 at Saskatoon; father: Daniel Wells (Métis & deponent); mother: Louise Callion (Métis); file ref. 947415; claim no. 1147. Welsh, Emilie (wife of St. Pierre Blondeau); address: File Hills; born: 4 March, 1874 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: Norbert Welsh (Métis); mother: Cecile Boyer (Métis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 150; claim no. 353. Whitford, John; address: Willow Bunch; born: 3 October, 1874 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; father: James Whitford (Métis); mother: Marguerite Fayant (deceased Métis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 90; claim no. 90. Whitford, William; heir to his deceased daughter, Caroline; Whitford; address: Swift Current; born: August, 1868 at Qu'Appelle; died: March, 1873 at Saskatchewan near; Saskatoon; father: William Whitford (Métis and deponent); mother: Lalouise Desjarlais (Métis); scrip for $240.00; claim no. 17.

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

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