was a devout Roman Catholic youth
with housework for the parish priest was truth
due time she married Jean-Baptiste Lagimodiere
to North Saskatchewan Region they say.
years Marie-Anne rode horses on the buffalo hunt
her strength and durability for pioneer life upfront.
say she rode a horse with a baby on each side-
durable babies she tutored and nurtured with pride.
on the Prairies was exciting- a quest for survival-
she challenged adding intrigue to the Archival.
fine lessons she taught by example to her kids
strength, courage, achievement- failure she got rid.
made history in two venues- its recorded
was the first white pioneer woman now on board.
was the grandmother of Riel- best of the best!
Father of Manitoba for Riel; Metis not put to test.
By Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009