Angele Landry- 1820
Government presence and Metis
land now taken
Angele like others scattered, feeling forsaken
Reaching Batoche, her true
love she met
The lonely father of seven she could not forget.
Historically etched as stepmother of Gabriel Dumont
Hell save our land as his brain and brawn respond
Negotiations failed- violence without choice-
The Metis were outnumbered;
they had no voice!
In the 85 Rebellion, Metis
now defeated; they must flee-
Riel to the US and Gabriel Dumont remained free.
All of the Metis faced
poverty with no home or job
The buffalo were gone; starvation here; some felt
The Metis ran in all
directions except East
Some squatted on the road allowance- life was deplete-
Voyageurs and guides, the Metis
were without income.
Many felt broken with dark despair; life was now glum.
Even in adversity, the beauty of life prevails
Marriages and births provide new hope; love upscale.
The Parenteau family added
grace and strong ties,
Cayenne included, then Howards Royal surprise.
Written By Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009.