Métis Children of Red River
Peter Rindisbacher, watercolour, "Métis family," 1826. Métis Children of Red River Little information that relates specifically to Red River Métis children has been compiled by historians — even though indications are that at any given time the children were “Pretty Numerious” [sic], and, by 1870, greater than 60% of the settlement’s population was under the age of…
Louis Riel and the Canadian Metis
This post is the beginning of a series which will highlite communities of mixed-race people around the globe! Here we go! We will start in Canada, where half of my family is from. In fact Louis Riel was hung for treason in the town where my grandpa grew up. Also I'm fairly certain that I…
Louis David Riel (the son of Louis Riel Sr. and Julie Lagimodiere; and the husband of Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur) - Chipewyan/French Canadian (aka Métis) - 1884
Title / Titre : Louis Riel Creator(s) / Créateur(s) : Unknown / Inconnu Date(s) : Unknown / Inconnu Reference No. / Numéro de référence : MIKAN 3531914 collectionscanada.gc.ca/ourl/res.php?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&... Location / Lieu : Unknown / Inconnu Credit / Mention de source : Library and Archives Canada, C-018082 / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada, C-018082
Louis Riel, 1844-1885 - Chef des Métis dans les Prairies canadiennes. Il est le fondateur du Manitoba. Il sera pendu pour trahison après avoir mené les Rébellions du Nord-Ouest qui visaient a améliorer les conditions des Métis en Saskatchewan.
My favourite image of Gabriel Dumont. He's holding his rifle "Le Petit" and looks like he's been surprised by the photographer. "A plug felt hat was set low over his brow, his deep-set eyes missing nothing."
Hon. Pierre Poitras, Baie St. Paul and Prairie du Cheval Blanc
Link to Existing Biography: Lawrence Barkwell http://www.scribd.com/doc/34218641/Legislative-Assembly-of-Assiniboia Preliminary Biographical Notes: Pierre Poitras was born in 1810 to André Poitras (Canadian) and his wife, Marguerite Grant (possibly a Métis daughter of Cuthbert Grant Sr. -- a fur trader with the North West Company, who was originally of Strathspey, Scotland -- and a woman of the Qu’Appelle…
Squeaky Wheels of the Red River Carts
Squeaky wheels - one of the signature characteristics of the Red River ox carts that hauled bison furs from the Dakota Territory to St. Paul...