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Saskatchewan Metis and Native Arcands
Posted by: John Leclair Date: September 04, 2001 at 08:39:19
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Salut, Tansi, and hello! I'm looking to connect with anyone who may be doing research on the Saskatchewan Metis and Native Arcand family. Members of this family originated from France via Quebec (Simon Arcand dit Boudelais), worked in the Fur Trade, (HBC and NWC), married Native women, were involved at Red River in 1869-70 and in the 1885 rebellion at Batoche (Baptiste Arcand). The Arcands are mentioned in several historical publications (i.e. HBC, National Archives, Canadian history books).

I have compiled a database of my family roots containing nearly 10,000 names, many of them of Metis and Native Fur Trade families in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. I am interested in the history of the Arcand family particularly for the past 150 years in Mnitoba/Saskatchewan as there is already much documented information on the internet concerning the period prior.

Other Metis/Native/Fur Trade names of interest for me are: Cook, Nault, Fosseneuve, Brittain, Isbister, McPherson, Leclair and Villeneuve.

If anyone would like information or has recent research on the Arcand family and would like to get together to compare notes, please feel free to contact me at bighalfbreed@hotmail.com

Thanks, and stay brown!

John Leclair,
Debden, SK


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