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Cuthbert Grant
Leader at the Battle of Seven Oaks.

- Carol Vulliamy

Cuthbert Grant- Metis Leader at the Battle of Seven Oaks.



Like other young Metis, Cuthbert loved the fur trade passion

He became a free trader promoting the beaver pelt fashion.

Freedom of trade he sought for the Metis pemmican and furs

A monopoly was counter productive to honest entrepreneurs.


1816- Cuthbert waged battle against HBC and Gov. Semple

The Battle of Seven Oaks took several years to engrapple.

Peace re-established- he became “Warden of the Plains.”

His maintained the status quo- quarrelers must refrain.


In 1839 he became a Counsellor of Assiniboia- his style

-Next a Magistrate to make his years seem worthwhile.

His effort to maintain peace won him respect and more

A plaque hung at the Francois-Xavier Town Office dιcor.


Written By Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009

Resource; Person of National Historic Significance Online


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