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From: "chuber" <>
Subject: Metis (May-tee) in Canada
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:46:53 -0500
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A fine day to all!
In Northwestern Ontario and the Prairies in Canada, there were a large
number of Scot and Cree or Ojibwa mixes. Lots of mixing with the French out
In the town and area of Fort Frances, Ontario, pop. 8000, there must be at
least 500 folk of Scot/Native extraction, probably more.
(LaVerendrye, the explorer and fur trader from Quebec, built a fort at Fort
Frances, on the Minnesota border, in 1731. He also built forts at Winnipeg
and Portage La Prairie)
A lot of Scots, (Calders, Armits, Rosses, Hills) including those from the
Orkneys, Hebrides, and Shetlands, came over to work for the Hudson Bay
Company west of Lake Nipigon Ontario, and west and north of Lake Superior
Many had two wives, one from back home, and one Native,
Many who stayed in Canada did marry the native women.
Manitoba was brought into the Canadian confederation as a province in 1870
under the guidance of the provisional government of Louis Riel, himself a
In Ontario, the Metis are recognized as a culture group with some fishing
and hunting rights similar to those of the Amerindians.
the best to all,
Cliff of Kakabeka Falls