Ambroise Dydime Lepine, Metis leader during Red River rebellion.   [ca. 1880s]    Date: [ca. 1880s]

Ambroise Dydime Lepine, Metis leader during first Red River rebellion, 1869 -

Metis Provisional Government Council    By May 2nd, 1880 - The historical founders of what is now the province of Manitoba. Louis Riel is right in the centre.

Metis Provisional Government Council By May 1880 - The historical founders of what is now the province of Manitoba. Louis Riel is right in the centre.

Angelique Jerome-Rolette, Métis; born 1828 in Red River Settlement; married Joseph Rolette 1845; lived at Pembina District, Pembina County, Minnesota Territory, U.S. Source: http://edmerck.tripod.com/merckfamily/jerome/angelique.jpg

Angelique Jerome-Rolette, Métis; born 1828 in Red River Settlement; married Joseph Rolette 1845; lived at Pembina District, Pembina County, Minnesota Territory, U.S. Source: http://edmerck.tripod.com/merckfamily/jerome/angelique.jpg

My hero Gabriel Dumont. He features prominently in my book, as does Riel. They were fascinating characters.

The most famous image. Black and white photograph of Gabriel Dumont in buckskin jacket with rifle.

"William McKay, Hudson’s Bay Company" from Cameron's "Blood Red the Sun."

"William McKay, Hudson’s Bay Company" from Cameron's "Blood Red the Sun.

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