Isidore Dumont Jr.

Isidore was Gabriel Dumont’s older brother. He married Judith Parenteau in December 1847 at St. Boniface. She was the daughter of Joseph Parenteau and Angelique Godon. They had eleven children. Isidore took part in the Battle of the Grand Coteau of the Missouri in 1851. Isidore was a plains bison hunter who left Manitoba in 1870, lived as far west as Fort Edmonton and by 1872 had settled at St. Laurent on the South Saskatchewan. Isidore was involved in the 1885 Resistance at Duck Lake and was one of the Metis Captains. He was killed on March 26, 1885 along the Carlton Road by Thomas McKay, Superintendent Crozier’s English Half-Breed interpreter. At the same time McKay shot and killed Asiyewin, these were the first shots fired in the 1885 Resistance. Isidore Jr. is buried at St. Antoine de Padoue Cemetery, Batoche.

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

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