Aboriginal Canadian History

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Metis Nation

"Catholic Church Records of the Pacific Northwest." Translated by Mikell DeLores Wormell Warner and annotated by Harriet Duncan Munnick, French Prairie Press, St.Paul, Oregon,1972. 8 volumes set registry of Fathers Francois Norbert Blanchet and Modeste Demers, the first Catholic priests summoned from Winnipeg in 1838 to the Columbia Regions of the NWT. SN4

"The Genealogy of the First Metis Nation." D.N. Sprague & R.P. Frye. Published by Pemmican Publications, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1983. Genealogical information about the Red River Metis compiled from census records and parish registers (1818-1870). CM3, SN4

"Mantle of Elias." M. Leona Nichols, author. Binsford & Mort Publishers, Portland, Oregon 1941. Translation from the original French Catholic Church records beginning at Norway House enroute to the Northwest, beginning in August of 1838. SN4

"The Voyageur." Minnesota Historical Society, 1955. Includes brief biographical notations and anecdotal blurbs on explorers, fur-traders, settlers and Metis individuals, primarily well-known persons. KB2