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Edmonton Stragglers: Metis Who Withdrew From Treaty




In the 1880s, the Papaschase band members were suffering severe starvation, thus
they took treaty
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and secured a land base around Two Hills opposite Fort Edmonton as
their reserve. Disputes arose between Chief Papaschase and Indian Affairs Inspector
Timothy P. Wadsworth about the land size, at which Wadsworth struck 84 band members
off the band list and onto a new list called Edmonton Stragglers, and placed them on
the north side of the Saskatchewan River. This new band included the families of Lapatac
and Mahminawatou, twenty-four St. Alberts Mission orphans, and the Native wives,
widows and children of the fur traders at Fort Edmonton. Subsequently, due to disputes
over rations and land many of the Edmonton Stragglers and Papaschase Band declared
themselves to be Metis left treaty and took scrip.


Arnault, Isabella, Band # 47
Barard, Rosa Band # 83
Batoche (Letendre), Genevieve Band # 17
Batoche (Letendre), Maguerite Band # 16
Bearand, Margaret, Band # 84
Beaudry, Eloise Band # 53
Belanger, Maria Rosa, Band # 100
Bellecourt, Louise Band # 30
Bellecourt, Nancy Band # 51
Berard, Margaret, Band # 89
Bird, Joseph Band # 98
Bisho, Baptiste Band # 52
Boucher, Julie* Band # 16
Brass, Elizabeth Band # 82
Brunneau, Eliza* Band * 17
Brunneau, Rosalie Band # 46
Brunneau, Vital Band # 101
Calder, Jane Band # 103
Callihoo, Angelle Band # 50
Callihoo, Annie Band # 56
Callihoo, Margaret Band # 68
Callihoo, Olive Band # 102
Campbell, Nancy, Band # 3
Campion, Nancy Band # 39
Cardinal, Aurelie* Band # 19
Cardinal, Marie Rose* Band # 18
Cayen, Margaret ne Whitford Band # 23

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On August 21, 1877, Chief Papaschase (also known as Passpasschase, Papastew, Pahpastayo, and John
Gladieu-Quinn) and his brother Tahkoots, a Headman, signed an adhesion to Treaty 6 on behalf of the
Papaschase Band at Fort Edmonton.

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Chalifoux, Angelique Band # 27
Chalifoux, Anne Band # 93
Chalifoux, Elenore Band # 38
Chalifoux, Genevieve Band # 27
Chalifoux, John Band # 38
Chalifoux, Juliet Band # 38
Chalifoux, Susette Band # 27
Chastellain, Jaspard* Band # 7
Chastellian, Elizabeth*
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Band # 26
Cotteret, Susette Band # 64
Dagneault, David Band # __
Delorme, Angele Band # 45
Delorme, Mary Band # 42
Delorme, Nancy Band # 102
Deschamps, Nancy Band # 4
Deschamps, Virginie Band # 104
Dion, Marsaline (Mrs. G. Whitford) Band # 21
Donald, Elizabeth ne Brass Band # 82
Dumont, Marguerite* Band # 27
Durand, Susanne Band # 85
Foley, Jeannie Band # 87
Foley, Madeleine Band # 76
Gabrielle, Justine Band # 40
Gautier, Bella Band # 81
Gladu, Madeleine Band # 37
Gladu, Nancy Band # 137
Grandbois, Therese Band # 62
Hamelin, Mary Band # 20
Hamlin, charles Band # 99
Holland, Marie Band # 69
Juncan, Mary Band # 67
Kiplin, Lucille Band # 7
LHyrondelle, Angelique Band # 36
LHyrondelle, Eliza Band # 44
LHyrondelle, Margaret Band # 21
LHyrondelle, Mary Band # 48
LHyrondelle, Susette Band # 48
La Bonne, Nancy Band # 15
La Fliche, Marie Band # 73
Ladret, Virginie or Stoney* Band # 23
Lane, Angele Band # 43
Le Brun, Ellen Band # 13
Le Brun, Nancy Band # 79
Leduc, Eugenie* Band # 22
Lennie, Rosalie Band # 71

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* denotes Orphans, St. Albert.
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Logan, Catherine Band # 78
Marechal, Archange Band # 63
Marechal, Caroline Band # 63
McDonald, Nancy Band # 5
Montgrain, Nancy* Band # 24
Morin, Marie Band # 36
Morin, Marie Band # 6
Myers, Catherine Band # 72
Nadeau, Alexis Band # 19
Nadeau, Cloris Band # 19
Naibas, Cecille (Paquette) Band # 97
Nault, Philomene Band # 34
Nippesangue, Louison Band # 24
Nippesangue, Rosa Band # 24
Nippising, Patrick Band # 24
Norris, Nancy Band # 98
Papin, Marie Band # 33
Paquette, Cecille Band # 97
Parisien, Leonardine* Band # 9
Paul, Clauris Band # 28
Paul, Isabelle Band # 28
Paul, Joseph Band # 40
Paul, Philomene Band # 10
Petit, Catherine Band # 31
Piche, Jane Band # 103
Plante, Juliet (or Nault) Band # 41
Polgnette, Isabelle Band # 41
Premcaul, Margaret Band # 89
Rabaska, Margaret Band # 84
Salois, Therese or Susan Band # 49
Sanvier, Ellen Band # 13
Savard, Justine Band # 54
Savard, Margaret Band # 32
Shirt, Fannie Band # 11
Short, Justine Band # 80
Sutherland, James* Band # 13
Sutherland, Peter* Band # 12
Tanner, Anna Band # 12
Todd, Susan Band # 85
Turner, Annie Band # 12
Vivienne, Caroline Band # 9
Ward, Rosalie Band # 35
Washjoe, Nancy Band # 4
Whitford, Frances Band # 8
Whitford, James Band # 8
Whitford, Margaret Band # 23
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Compiled by Lawrence Barkwell
Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research
Louis Riel Institute