are exceptional; what more could we want?
Angele is the stepmother to the famous
Norbert married Marie Lagimodiere- Louis Riel close by
Adelaide wed into the Bruneau
family with genuine pride.
Though this new land is beautiful and
pioneer life agrees,
Stressful times are generating with
increased fur trade creed.
Conflict is here with valuable furs
in European demand.
The Hudsons Bay Company and NorWesters want command.
Pemmican is valued as Buffalo meat disappears-
Herds of buffalo ran over cliffs
leaving the Metis in arrears.
Competition for food, furs and land-
tension all around,
Companies and Crown make us feel
Life has joy, hope and faith as a
Angele gave birth to Joseph Dumont; we feel
He is so cute and clever, perfect in
Who knows, he may lead the Metis Nation one fine day.
Written By Carol Howard Vulliamy- Metis Elder- 2009