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Pierre Boucher was born in 1824 at St. Albert and died at St. Ignatius, Montana. Pierre
was the son o !ose"h Boucher !r. (1#$%&18%1) and Marguerite '(ostu)ew* +u"uis
-e .arried Marie A.able Bruneau (b/ 1828 in 0ac la Biche) on
Se"te.ber 21, 1844 in 0ac Ste Anne. She was the daughter o Michel !oachi. Paul
Bruneau and 1atherine Marie (+es2arlais) 0adouceur.
1hildren o Pierre Boucher and A.able Bruneau/
• 0ouis Boucher b/ 3ctober %, 1844. -e .arried Isabelle 5ard (b/ 1848) in 1844 at
• Pierre Boucher b/ March 1, 184$ in St Albert, .arried Isabelle Breland (b/ 184%)
in (o7e.ber 1844 in 0ac Ste Anne, she was the daughter o 8douard 9alade
Breland and :ene7ie7e ;an&<eo 'Ma&toos&)ees* Mondion. -e then .arried
Marie =odd (b/ 18%$ at Sturgeon 1ree)). She was an illegiti.ate daughter o !ohn
Mc1allu. =odd and Marie Anne Allar<. Marie was raised b< her aunt and uncle,
Marguerite >Allar<? and Ben2a.in 9andal. =he< were .arried in 18#2 in St.
• Marguerite Marie b/ Ma< 18, 18%@ in St Albert district. She .arried 5illia. St.
+enis (b/ !anuar< 1, 1848 in Battleord) in 1888 at St Albert. -e was the son o
Michel St. +enis and 9irginie Pelletier.
• Ben2a.in b/ August 21, 18%4.
• Maria b/ 18%$ in St Albert. She .arried -enri PaAuette (b/ August 1848 in Bort
des Prairie) in 18#4 at the Bow 6i7er Mission, near Bort 1algar<. -is "arents
were -enri PaAuette Sr. and 1ecile +urand.
• 87e Boucher b/ (o7e.ber 14, 18%$ in St Albert, .arried !a.es 5ard (b/ 18%1 in
St Albert) in 18#4 in -igh 6i7er, his "arents were !a.es 5ard and 1atherine
• Abraha. b/ 1842 d/ 1842
• !ean Ba"tiste b/ 3ctober 18#, in St Albert, died 3ctober 18#, in St Albert.
• 0aurent Boucher b/ 3ctober 18#1 in St Albert, died 3ctober 18#1.
• Marie Ann Boucher b/ 18#@ in St Albert, died in 18#@.
3n Se"te.ber 1$, 18##, Pierre Boucher, 0ouison Boucher, !ules Boucher and 8dward
Boucher signed a "etition ro. !ohn Munro and the other Metis at Blac)oot 1rossing
"resented to 0ieutenant :o7ernor 0aird concerning Metis land clai.s and other
assistance that would be necessar< when the bualo hunt was no longer 7iable as a
.eans o subsistence. Pierre BoucherCs son&in&law !a.es 5ard also signed this "etition.
=his "etition did not recei7e a a7ourable res"onse.
In 18#8, Pierre Boucher Sr. and his son Pierre !r. signed the "etition ro. -al&Breeds
0i7ing in 9icinit< o 1<"ress -ills (recei7ed through the (orth&5est 1ouncil, not dated,
Marguerite was born at 0ac 0a Biche, the daughter o !ean Ba"tiste +u"uis and Marie his (a)ota
co7ering letters ro. the 0ieut.&:o7ernor o the (orth&5est =erritories), dated @,
=his is a "etition reAuested a re&o"ening o the bualo hunt between
and Bebruar< 1%
each <ear and the granting o Metis 'reser7e* land. =he
reAuest was or a stri" o land 1%, .iles long along the A.erican border beginning
where the Pe.bina 6i7er crosses the border, running west or 1%, .iles into
Sas)atchewan. =his stri" was to be it< .iles ro. south to north. Again, the "etition did
not recei7e a a7ourable res"onse.
Ater lea7ing Batoche in 188%, :abriel +u.ont went to S"ring 1ree), Montana to sta<
with his brother&in&law +a7id 5il)ie. =here he .et with Pierre Boucher and as)ed hi.
to a""roach the Blatheads and Blac)eet li7ing on reser7es or "er.ission to sta< with
the.. =he local Indian Agent re"orted/
3n August @, 188#, Peter 6onan, D.S. Indian Agent or the Blathead Indians west o
the 6oc)ies was 7isited b< Pierre Busha, a 1ree -al&Breed, who. 6onan belie7ed to
ha7e been 6ielCs third ran)ing oicer in the 6ebellion o 188% on the Sas)atchewan.
Busha had co.e ro. the reugee ca." o so.e 4, a.ilies and 2,, "ersons then
located on +u"u<er 1ree) south o the Blac)eet 6eser7ation to ind a "lace where
his "eo"le could .a)e a ho.e and a li7ing, and 'i successul in negotiating with the
Indians will a""eal to the go7ern.ent to gi7e the. as<lu..* At a 1ouncil on 3ctober
14, 188#, the Blathead considered and reused BushaCs reAuest.
1o."iled b< 0awrence Bar)well
1oordinator o Metis -eritage and -istor< 6esearch
0ouis 6iel Institute
1anada Sessional Pa"ers, (o. 4%, 1884/ 1,&12.
!ohn 1. 8wars, Ethnological Report of the Chippewa/Cree of Rocky Bay and Little Shell. (ew Eor)/
:arland Publishing, 1$#4/ $#&$8.