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Sweet Grass, Montana Metis Scrip Claims

The Sweet Grass Hills (ktoyissiksi in Blackfoot,:v'ho'htsvse in Cheyenne) are a small group of low mountains rising more than 3,000 feet above the surrounding plains near the Canadian border southwest of Whitelash, Montana. Shelby, Montana is to the southwest and Havre, Montana is to the southeast The Sweet Grass Hills consist of three distinct buttes with scattered grassy hills connecting them. The three buttes are West Butte (elevation of 6983 feet), Gold Butte (elevation of 6512 feet) and East Butte (elevation of 6958 feet). The three buttes and the hills between them run for about 50 miles east to west and are about 10 miles in distance from north to south. Adam, Jeremie; concerning the claims of his deceased children: Marie Nathalie, born: 1874, between Wild Horse Lake and Cypress Hills, died: 1878; Baptiste, born: 1876 at Cypress Hills near Fort Walsh, died: 1880; Josephine, born: 1883 at Old Wifes Creek, died: 1887; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; father: Jeremie Adam Mtis and deponent); mother: Julie Larocque (Mtis); scrip cert.: form D, nos.: 1312, 1314 and 1316; claim no. 1292 Adam, Louis; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; claim no. 1268; born: 22 September, 1884 at Wood Mountain; father: Jerry Adam (Mtis); mother: Julie Larocque (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 824 Allard, Marie Therese; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; claim no. 1212; born: 10 January, 1876 at Cypress Hills; father: Jeremiah Adam (Mtis); mother: Julie Larocque (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 778 Amyot, Archie; on behalf of his deceased children, Joseph and St. Pierre; claim no. 1257; address: Sweet Grass, Montana born: Joseph: 5 October, 1879 at White Mud River; St. Pierre: 16 September, 1882 at Cypress Hills; father: Archie Amyot (Mtis and deponent) mother: Josette Pelletier (Mtis); died: Joseph in 1880; St. Pierre in 1882 at Cypress Hills; scrip cert.: form D, no. 1232 and form D, no. 1234 Amyotte, Arthur; concerning his son's claim, Napoleon Amyotte; claim no. 1199; address: Sweet Grass County, Montana; born: 1884 at Willow Bunch; father: Arthur Amyotte (Mtis and deponent); mother: Betsy Anderson (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 766 Amyot, Mary Anne; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; claim no. 1297; born: 1885 at Sweet Grass; father: Arthur Amyot (Mtis); mother: Betsy Anderson (Mtis); file ref. 336414 on 250966 file ref. 947573 Beauchamp, Marie Virginie; address: Sweet Grass County, Montana; claim no. 1211; born: 1875 at Cypress Hills; father: Baptiste Adam (Mtis); mother: Marie Boner (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 776

Capelette, Betsy; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; claim no. 1200; born: 1872 at Big Lake, Edmonton; father: Antoine Morin (Mtis); mother: Hortense Arcand (Mtis); form C, no. 768 Clark, Joseph Francois; address: Sweet Grass County, Montana; claim no. 1224; born: 10 February, 1882 at Qu'Appelle; father: Louis Clark (Whiteman); mother: Marie Garriepy (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 798 Dumont, Anne; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; claim no. 1347; born: 6 April, 1876 at St. Laurent, near Duck Lake Saskatchewan; father: Antoine Ferguson (Mtis); mother: Elise Jrme (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 876 Dumont, Henry; for his deceased brother and sister; claim no. 1246; John, born: November, 1872 at Duck Lake; died: 2 weeks after birth at Duck Lake; Mary, born: November, 1872 at Duck Lake; died: 2 weeks after birth at Duck Lake; address: Sweet Grass, Whitelash, Montana; father: Vital Dumont (Mtis); mother: Adelaide Gagnon (Mtis); heirs: Henry Dumont (brother), scrip cert.: form D, Nos 1208 and 1216 for $60.00 each; Frank Dumont (brother), scrip cert.: form D, Nos 1210 and 1218 for $60.00 each; Joseph Dumont (brother), scrip cert.: form D, Nos 1212 and 1220 for $60.00 each; Louis Dumont (brother), scrip cert.: form D, Nos 1214 and 1222 for $60.00 each. Heneault, Joseph; for his deceased children: Louise, born: 1874 at Winnipeg; died: 1877 at St. Francois Xavier; Adelaide, born: 1878 at Winnipeg; died: 1880 at St. Francois Xavier; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; father: Joseph Heneault (Mtis & deponent); mother: Elise Piche (Mtis); file ref. 973188; claim no. 1259. Leberge, Magdeleine; address: Sweet Grass County, Montana; claim no. 1228; born: 1872 at Cypress Hills; father: Michel Bonneau or Paul (Mtis); mother: Liza Boyer (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 736. Ledoux, Eliza; for Mary Winsborough ne Plante, who is ill; claim no. 811; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; born: 1883 at Wood Mountain; father: Xavier Plante (Mtis); mother: Madeleine Fisher (Mtis); file ref. 960227. Ledoux, Eliza; for her deceased children; claim no. 1075; Louis Napoleon, born: Dec., 1878 at; Cypress Hills; died: 1891 in the United States; Rebecca, born: 12 Aug., 1884 in Montana; died: April, 1885 at Sweet Grass; Mary Fresine, born: 31 March, 1873 at; Cypress Hills; died: 1892 at Sweet Grass Hills; Harriet Jane, born: Dec., 1878 at; Cypress Hills; died: 1880 in the United States; address: Sweet Grass County, Montana; father: Daniel Ledoux (Mtis and heir); mother: Eliza Wells (Mtis and deponent); scrip cert.: form D, no. 1084, Louis Napoleon; scrip cert.: form D, no. 1086, Mary Fresine; scrip cert.: form D, no. 1088, Harriet Jane. Ledoux, Jean Marie; address: Sweet Grass Hills, Montana; claim no. 1104; born: 20 Oct., 1873 at Willow Bunch; father: Baptiste Ledoux (Mtis); mother: Marguerite Breland (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 688.

McKay, Justine; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; born: 1879 at Qu'Appelle; father: Baptiste or Bernard Desmarais (Mtis); mother: Liza Fisher (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 828; file ref. 2040827; claim no. 1270. Plante, Caroline; address: Sweet Grass County, Whitlash; Montana; born: 18 March, 1877 on the Prairie; father: Augustine Racette (Mtis); mother: Madeline Parenteau (Mtis); scrip issued for 240 acres; file ref. 960229; claim no. 1471. Racette, Euphrasine; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; born: July, 1875 on the Prairie near Buffalo Lake; father: Xavier Plante (Mtis); mother: Madeleine Fisher (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 794; claim no. 1222. Sayer, Edward; heir to his deceased children: Joseph, born: Summer, 1881 at Battleford; died: August 1883 at Battleford; Marguerite, born: 1883 at Calgary; died: 1890 at Battleford; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; father: Edward Sayer (Mtis and deponent); mother: Hortense Arcand (Mtis); scrip cert.: form F, no. 1827, Marguerite; scrip cert.: form F, no. 2030, Joseph; claim no. 1210 Sayer, William; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; born: 20 March, 1871 at St. Charles, Manitoba; father: Clophas Sayer (Mtis); mother: Marie Capolette (Mtis); claim no. 1296. Swan, Frank; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; born: 1879 at Bay St. Paul; father: Joseph Swan (Mtis); mother: Veronique Laplante (Mtis); file ref. 961889; claim no. 1260. Swan, Marie; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; born: 1880 north of Manitoba House; father: Joseph Nault or Henault; (Mtis); mother: Elise Pich (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 818; claim no. 1250. Venne, Patrick; address: Sweet Grass County, Montana; born: 1882 at Maple Creek; father: Alexander Venne (Mtis); mother: Mary Desjarlais (Mtis); scrip cert.: form E, no. 3280; claim no. 1282. Wearley, Marie Rose Elizabeth; address: Sweet Grass, Montana; born: 5 March, 1875 at St. Charles, Manitoba; father: Cleophas Sayer (Mtis); mother: Marie Capalette (Mtis); scrip cert.: form C, no. 812; claim no. 1295.

Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research 3

Louis Riel Institute