Alexander Kamloop Black, M.L.A.

(1832-1913)
Alexander Black was born in 1832 at Île-à-la-Crosse, NWT; the son of fur trader Alexander Black and his Native wife, Angelique Cameron. Samuel Black was a partner of Peter Skeene Ogden at Île-à-la-Crosse. Like Peter Ogden, Samuel Black refused to solemnize his marriage to Angelique Cameron, thereby enabling his white relatives to challenge the inheritances of their Metis kin. Alexander Jr. married Margaret Miller (also Metis) on 15 December 1859 at St. Paul, Manitoba. Margaret Miller was born on 13 October 1842 at Red River (d. after 1901) she was the daughter of Robert George Miller and Elizabeth Setter1. Alexander was elected to represent St. Paul’s in the by-election of 1876 upon the death of Dr. Curtis Bird. Alexander died on December 14, 1913 at San Francisco.

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

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Born at Fort Ellice January 1, 1822, the daughter of Andrew Setter and Margaret Peggy Spence.

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