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Michel Band: Metis Who Left Treaty

In Alberta there are many place names of Iroquois or Ojibwa origin include Calahoo, a
hamlet about sixteen kilometres northwest of Edmonton, was named for William Calahoo
an early Iroquois fur trade inhabitant. His descendants lived in the Lac Ste. Anne area and
were allotted a reserve after the signing of Treaty Six. At that time their leader was Chief
Michel Callihoo (or Calehouis) for whom the nearby Michel Reserve was named. Father
Lacombe wrote of the Iroquois at the Michel reserve saying their language was almost
extinct, replaced by Cree or French.
The Michel band entered Treaty 6 in 1878 by way of an adhesion, signed by Chief
Michel Callihoo. In 1880, a 40-square mile reserve was surveyed as “Michel I.R. 132" on
the Sturgeon River, about eight miles from the Roman Catholic Mission at St. Albert,
this reserve was confirmed by Order in Council PC 1151 on May 17, 1889.1
Following the 1885 Metis Resistance many Metis left treaty to take Metis Scrip. The
following people left Michel Band:2
Josephine Laderoute
Benjamin Bellecourt
Isadore Brunnerve
Constance Bellecourt
Paul Brunnerve
Calaitique Brunnerve
Victoline Breland
Miline Breland
Christine Bellecourt,
John Callihoo,
Ellen Callihoo,
Sophey Cotteret
Louis Cotteret
Joseph Callihoo
Catherine Callihoo
Mary Callihoo
Elzear Callihoo
Josephine Cardinal
Sophia Collins (Gladu)
John Felix Callhoo
Olive Chalifoux
Albert Collins
Catherine Collins
Cecille Caliho

Band # 1.
Band # 68.
Band # 50.
Band # 57.
Band # 66.
Band # 50.
Band # 28
Band # 28.
Band # 4.
Band # 57.
Band # 26.
Band # 2.
Band # 2.
Band # 50.
Band # 37.
Band # 37.
Band # 37.
Band # 50.
Band # 15.
Band # 21.
Band # 13.
Band # 49.
Band # 49.
Band # 28.

1

In 1958, the Michel Band is “enfranchised” by Indian Affairs, and the reserve is dissolved. This is the
only case of an entire band (save a few individuals) being involuntarily enfranchised.
2
Source: “List of Half-breeds who have withdrawn from Treaty” June 1892; PAC, Indian Affairs. RG 10,
Volume 3880, File 93,083.

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Adelle Calihoo nee Eneas
Baptiste Couterelle
La Louise Couterelle
nee Cardinal
Agatha Courterelle
Louis Callihoo
Alice Collins
Antoine Desjarlais
Isabella Desjarlais
Olivia Desjarlais
Susan Desjarlais
Christine Gladieu
Margaret Gladeu
Baptiste Galarneau
Benedict Gladeau
Catherine Gladu
Martine Gladue
Baptiste Gladu’s widow
Annie Gladeau
James Gladeau
Celestine Gladeau
Charles or Quintal Grand
John Dorien Gladieu
Jane Gladieu nee Collins
John Gladieu
Felix Dorien Gladieu
Cecille Gladieu nee Belcourt
Nancy Hamelin
Nancy Ignace
Adam Ignace
Rosalie Karakonte
Denny Karakonte
Gabrielle Laflour
Pierre Larocque
Pierre Larocque Jr.
John Larocque
Isabella Larocque
Isabella Loyer
Sophy Loyer
Jean Baptiste Letendre Jr.
Josephine Letendre
nee Gladeau
Jean Baptiste Letendre
dit Mooswah

Band # 21.
Band # 10.
Band # 10.
Band # 10.
Band # 29.
Band # 34.
Band # 7.
Band # 43.
Band # 43.
Band # 33.
Band # 15.
Band # 5.
Band # 13.
Band # 19.
Band # 28.
Band # 42.
Band # 15.
Band # 34.
Band # 35.
Band # 71.
Band # 3.
Band # 23.
Band # 23.
Band # 23.
Band # 24.
Band # 24.
Band # 47.
Band # 42.
Band # 42.
Band # 12.
Band # 12.
Band # 41.
Band # 6.
Band # 6.
Band # 6.
Band # 6.
Band # 5.
Band # 49.
Band # 14.
Band # 14.
Band # 8.

Madeleine Letendre

2

nee Gladeau
Bernard Mooswah
William Mooswah
Christine Mooswah
James Richards
Juliet Savard
Antoine Wah-pah-moon
dit Desjarlais

Band # 8.
Band # 10.
Band # 11.
Band # -Band # 60.
Band # 41.
Band # 7.

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