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Red River Settlement Scrip Claims

Atkinson, Jane; concerning her claim as a head of family; claim no. 2097; address: Grand
Rapids; born: 1857 at Red River Settlement; father: Joseph Atkinson (Mtis); mother:
Sarah Lambert (Mtis); married: 1869 at Grand Rapids to Jean Baptiste Dorion; children
living: 3; children deceased: 4; scrip cert.: form A, no. 1505.00
Blandion, Josephte - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, St. Albert P.O. [Post
Office] - Born, Red River Settlement in 1855 - Father, George Klyne, (Mtis) - Mother,
Marie Ducharme dit McKay, (Mtis) - Married, 1872 at St. Albert to Antoine Blandion Children living, seven (names on declaration) - Children deceased, one - Scrip for $193 Claim 748.
She says she lived in the NWT with the family of Baptiste Suprenault who raised her.
Married in 1872 to Blandion.
Cardinal, Mary; born: 1854 at Red River Settlement; claim no. 778; address: Lac la Biche
Settlement; father: We-we-pass Desjarlais (Mtis); mother: Lan-dak-kan-ekek-na-mowk
(Indian); married: 1868 at Riding Mountain to William Cardinal; scrip for $160.00.
Champagne, Marie - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, Willow Bunch Born, 1844 at Red River via Moose Jaw - Father, Manuel Champagne, (Mtis) - Mother,
Marie Batoche, (Mtis) - Married, 1861 at Red River to Alex Gosselin - Children living,
eleven (names on declaration) - Children deceased, one - Scrip for $160 - Claim 1565
Cook, Edward; address: Grand Rapids, Keewatin; claim no. 2093; born: 1855 at Red
River Settlement; father: William Cook (Mtis); mother: Mary Beardy (Mtis); married:
1880 at Chwmwahin to Harriet Ballendine; children living: Solomon; children deceased:
2, died before they were christened; scrip for $240.00
The Cooks entered Treaty in 1875 at Grand Rapids. Attached to this application is their
withdrawal from Treaty, signed by the Inspector of Indian Agencies, March 12, 1885..
Cook, Joseph; address: Moose Lake; claim no. 2075; born: 1847 at Red River; father:
William Cook (Mtis); mother: Mary Inkster (Mtis); married: Spring 1887 at Moose
Lake to Jane; Inkster; children living: 4; children deceased: 1; scrip for $240.0
William, his wife and five children entered Treaty in 1876 as members of the Moose
Lake Band. They subsequently took discharge from treaty before applying for their Metis
scrip.
Deschamps, Madeleine; address: Qu'Appelle Mission; claim no. 1216; born: 1818 at Red
River; father: Joseph Deschamps (Mtis); mother: Marguerite Houle (Mtis); married:
1835 at St. Francois Xavier to Baptiste Pelletier; children living: Baptiste, Chrysologue,

Alexandre, Hlne, Cuthbert and Dolphus; children deceased: Marie and Joseph; scrip for
$160.00
Deschamps, Marie Josphine - Concerning her claim as a child - Address, Fort
Saskatchewan - Born, 1857 at Red River Settlement - Father, Joseph Deschamps, (Mtis)
- Mother, LaRose Dumont, (Mtis) - Married, 1872 at Victoria to James Anderson Children living, three, Charles, Bella and Louisa - Children deceased, three - Scrip for
$240 - Claim 1023.
In application she says they returned to live at Portage la Prairie 1873 to 1878, they then
returned to Fort Saskatchewan. In 1870 she was living with her parents at St. Albert.
Deschenaux, Pierre - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, Fort
Saskatchewan - Born, 1816 at Slave Lake - Father, Pierre Deschenaux, (French
Canadian) - Mother, Marguerite Bouri, (Mtis) - Married, 1844 at Red River Settlement
to Suzanne Beaudry and 1847 at St. Boniface to Josephte Courchne - Children living,
seven (names on declaration) - Children deceased, four - Scrip for $160 - Claim 960
Desjarlais, Josephte; address: Lac la Biche; claim no. 619; born: 1843 between Red River
and Qu'Appelle; father: Marcel Desjarlais (Mtis); mother: Bridget Cardinal (Mtis);
married: 1859 at Lac la Biche to Jerome Cardinal; children living: 7; children deceased:
3; scrip for $160.00
Desjarlais, Marianne; address: Lac la Biche; claim no. 607; born: 1849 at Red River;
father: Arsene Desjarlais (Mtis); married: 1864 at Lac la Biche to Dominique Cardinal;
mother: Priscille Cardinal (Mtis); children living: 10; scrip for $160.00
Donald, Annie; address: St. Albert; claim no. 476; born: 1856 at Red River; father:
George Donald (Mtis); mother: Betsy Brass (Mtis); married: 1877 at St. Albert to Louis
Gallio; children living: 3; children deceased: 3; scrip for $240.00.
She notes that she was discharged from Treaty before making this application.
Dumont, Edouardd; for his deceased children: Olive born: 1878 below forks of Red
River; died 1890 at Assiniboine; Liza born: 1876 at St. Laurent; died 1884 at St. Laurent;
Baptiste, born: 1883 at St. Laurent; died: 1890 at Fort Assiniboine; Rosalie, born: 1885 at
St. Laurent; died: 1893 at Fort Assiniboine; address: Havre, Montana; father: Edouard
Dumont (Mtis and Deponent); mother: Marguerite Sutherland dit Kapetakus (Mtis);
file ref. 797035; claim no. 1170.
He says in his affidavit that his wife Marguerite Kapetakus was in Treaty until he took
her out. Both Edouard and his brother Jean Dumont were resident in Manitoba in 1870.

Erasmus, Isabella; address: Pakan, Saskatchewan; claim no. 1745; born: 1837 at Red
River; father: William Spence (Mtis); mother: Victoria Trottier (Mtis); married: 1861 at
St. Andrews to William Erasmus; children living: William, Mary Anne, Marguerite,
Henry, Isabella, Peter and John George; scrip for $160.00
Erasmus, Marianne; address: Pakan, Post Office; claim no. 1108; born: 1861 at Red
River; father: William Erasmus (Mtis); mother: Isabella Spence (Mtis); married: 1881
at South Branch to John Donald; children living: 2; children deceased: 1; scrip for
$240.00
Fosseneuve, Louis; address: Lac la Biche; claim no. 372; born: 1848 at Red River
Settlement; father: Baptiste Fosseneuve alias Lecroche (Mtis); mother: Julie Morand
(Mtis); Maried: in 1869 at Lac la Biche to Catherine Decoine, and 1870 at Lac la Biche
to Thrse Ladouceur; children living: Julie Victoire, Jean, David, Emile, Alfred
Alphonsine; scrip for $160.00
Garrioch, John; address: The Pas; claim no. 2010; born: 1820 at Nelson River; father:
Mtis; mother: Mtis, possibly an illegitimate daughter of Captain Smith, Englishman;
married: 1836 at Red River Settlement to Sophia; children deceased: Archibald, Simon,
George, Anna, Sophia, Peter, Sarah and John; scrip for $160.00
Garrioch, Sophie; address: The Pas; claim no. 2011; born: 1812; father: Mtis; mother:
Mtis; married: 1836 at Red River Settlement to John Garrioch; children deceased: 8,
names on husband's application; scrip for $160.00
Gosselin, Alex - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, Willow Bunch via
Moose Jaw - Born, 1840 on Red River, White Horse Plains - Father, Michel Gosselin,
(Mtis) - Mother, Josephte Deschamps, (Mtis) - Married, 1861 at Red River to Marie
Champagne - Children living, eleven (names on declaration) - Children deceased, one Scrip for $160 - Claim 1578.
Howse, James - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, Calgary - Born,
1840 at Red River - Father, Henry Howse, (Mtis) - Mother, Jane Spence, (Mtis) Married, Nov. 1869 at Edmonton to Isabelle Calder - Children living, three, by adoption,
Vital, Hewitt and Sophie - Scrip for $160 - Claim 372
Laliberte, Marie Alphonsine - Concerning her claim as a head of family - Address, St.
Albert - Born, 1848 in Red River Settlement - Father, Antoine Laliberte, (Mtis) Mother, Marguerite Nadeau, (Mtis) - Married, 1863 at Red River Settlement to Louison
Tourangeau - Children living, eight (names on declaration) - Children deceased, two Scrip for $160 - Claim 936
Lamirande, Genevieve; address: Grand Rapids; claim no. 2087; born: 1835 at Red River
Settlement; father: Louis Lamirande (French Canadian); mother: Marguerite Danis
(Mtis); married: 1851 at Red River Settlement to Francois Mercredi; children living:

Sophie, Marguerite, Harriet, Rosalie, Alexandre, William, Norbert and Marie; children
deceased: Francois; scrip for $160.00.
Landry, Marie - Concerning the claim of her deceased husband, Alexandre Landry, a
Mtis head of family - Address, Prince Albert - Born, 1810 at Red River Settlement Father, Landry, (Mtis) - Mother, Mtis - Married, 1840 at Peace River to Marie
Iastawitch - Died, 1877 - Heirs, Marie Iastawitch, widow and deponent, Alexandre
Landry Jr., Narcisse Landry, Julienne Landry, Mary, wife of John Henry Pruden, Marie
Anne Landry, wife of Raphael Morin, Margaret, wife of Edmund Theroux - Seven scrips
for $22.85 - Claim 1396.
Malaterre, Hlne; address: Batoch, P.O. [Post Office]; born: 1831 at Red River; father:
Baptiste Malaterre (Mtis); mother: Anglique (Mtis); married: 1856 at Red River to
Olivier Flamand; children living: 6; children deceased: 4; scrip for $160.00; claim no.
1111.
April 8, 1886 discharge from Treaty at Muskeg Lake certificate is attched to the scrip
application.
Mercredi, Francois; address: Grand Rapids; born: 1832 at Slave Lake, McKenzie River;
father: Francois Mercredi (French Canadian); mother: Francoise Daoust (Mtis); married:
1851 at Red River Settlement to Genevieve Lamirande; children living: Sophie,
Marguerite, Harriet, Rosalie, Alexandre, William, Norbert and Marie; children deceased:
Francois; scrip for $160.00; claim no. 2084.
Salois, Bethsey; for her deceased children: James, born: 1877 or 1878 near Red Deer
River; died: 1889 or 1890 at Labucan Settlement; Augustin, born: May, 1884 at Calgary;
died: 1890 at Calgary; address: Depuyer, Montana; father: Gabriel Salois (Mtis);
mother: Betsey McGillis (Mtis and deponent); heir: their father, Gabriel Salois; scrip
cert.: form F, nos. 610 and 612; claim no. 1327.
Gabriel Salois states in his affidavit that he lives at Depuyer, Montana and has been there
not quite three years. Son James was born at the big bend of the Red Deer River and died
at the Laboucane Settlement.
St. Sauveur, Marie; for her deceased children: William, born: 25 December, 1877 at Red
Deer; died: 1898 at Fort Benton; Ellen, born: 1881 at White Mud River; died: 11 months
old at Teton River; address: Sun River, Montana; father: Edwin St. Sauveur (deceased
Mtis); mother: Marie Laframboise (Mtis and deponent); heirs: Marie St. Sauveur, scrip
cert.: form D, nos. 1162 and 1172 for $48.00 each; Marie Dubois, scrip cert.: form D,
nos. 1164 and 1174 for $48.00 each; Isidore St. Sauveur, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1166
and 1176 for $48.00 each; LaRose St. Sauveur, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1168 and 1178
for $48.00 each; Flora St. Sauveur, scrip cert.: form D, nos. 1170 and 1180 for $48.00
each; claim no. 1174.

In application says her husband Edwin freighted between Cypress Hills and Fort Benton,
Montana.
Sanderson, Benjamin; address: Grand Rapids; born: 1860 at Red River Settlement; father:
Thomas Sanderson (Mtis); mother: Betsy Beardy (Mtis); married: 1880 at Grand
Rapids to Mary Ann Beardy; children living: Mary Elizabeth; children deceased: Ann
Harriet, Emma Louise, Barbara Ellen and Harriet; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 2094.
Sauv, Baptiste - Concerning his claim as a child - Address, St. Albert P.O. [Post Office] Born, 1858 at Red River Settlement - Father, Norbert Sauv, (Mtis) - Mother, Josephte
Laverdure, (Mtis) - Married, 1870 at Edmonton to Hlne Soldat - Children living,
three, Eliza, Marguerite and Mary Louise - Children deceased, one, John - Scrip for $240
- Claim 901 =
Sauv, Marguerite; address: Lac la Biche; born: 1857 at Red River; father: Norbert Sauv
(Mtis); mother: Josephte St. Pierre (Mtis); married: 27 July, 1870 at Lac la Biche to
Guillaume Desjarlais; scrip for $240.00; claim no. 695.
Savoyard, Jean Baptiste; for his living son, Augustin Savoyard; address: Separation
Lake; born: 1879 at Red River; father: Jean Baptiste Savoyard (Mtis and deponent);
mother: Ann Land (Mtis); claim no. 1980.
His son was born while they were stopping with his brother in Kildonan. This claim was
disallowed under NWT Scrip Commission rules. The boy should have received land
under the allotments of 1870 to the children of Half Breed Heads of families, this claim
would now be out of time.
Settee, John Richard; address: Moose Lake; born: 1842, Fort Ellice; father: James Settee
(Metis); mother: Sarah Cooke (Metis); married in 1867 at Red River to Louisa Moar;
scrip form C no. 1488; claim no. 2072.
Smith, Jessie (now Black); for her deceased daughter, Eliza Smith; address: Selkirk;
born: 1885 at Bad Throat River; died: June, 1900 at mouth of Red River; father: Frank
Smith (Whiteman); mother: Jessie Smith (Mtis and deponent); claim no. 1609.
Application denied, they can find no record of a marriage between Jessie Black and
Frank Smith. In a previous application supporting Edward Thomas indicates a marriage
to Thomas. They suspect Thomas has penned this application.
Tate, Maria; address: Cumberland House; born: 1830 at Red River Settlement; father:
Peter Tate (Mtis); mother: Jane Sanderson (Mtis); married: 1847 at St. Peter's Red
River; Settlement to David Bear; children living: Mary; children deceased: Peter,
Charlotte, Elizabeth, Isaac, Annabella, Jane and Robert; scrip for $160.00; claim no.
1873.

Tourangeau, Louison - Concerning his claim as a head of family - Address, St. Albert Born, 1838 at Athabasca - Father, Jean Tourangeau, (Mtis) - Mother, Marie Vadonet,
(Mtis) - Married, 1863 at Red River Settlement to Alphonsine Lalibert - Children
living, eight (names on declaration) - Children deceased, two - Scrip for $160 - Claim
935
Tourangeau, Madeline; address: Fort Chipewyan; born: 1840 at Winnipeg; father: Charles
Larocque (Whiteman); mother: Catherine Lafournier (Mtis); married: 1 May, 1860 at
Red River Settlement to Antoine Tourangeau; children living: Bienvenue, Amable, Jonas,
Catherine, Louis, Rose and Pierre; children deceased: Hermanigilde, Marie, Marianne;
Madeline Tournageau, scrip cert. no. 960A; Pierre Tourangeau, scrip cert. no. 959A;
claim no. 432.
Turner, Sarah; address: Cumberland House; born: 1844 at Red River Settlement; father:
Francis Turner (Mtis); mother: Harriet Beardie (Indian); married: 1862 at Le Pas to
Henry Budd; children living: 8; children deceased: Sarah; scrip for $160.00; claim no.
1835.
Wray, Fanny nee Desmarais; born: 13 August, 1838 in Red River; Settlement near Fort
Garry now Winnipeg; father: Baptiste Desmarais; mother: Sophia [Erasmus]; claim no.
1750.
This claim was denied because in the application she says they moved to St. Cloud,
Minnesota in 1869, thus not in the Province on date of transfer.

Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell


Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research
Louis Riel Institute