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From: "christine joudrey" <>
Subject: Re: [SCOTS-IN-CANADA] Finding Metis Roots
Date: Sat, 5 Jan 2008 09:10:56 -0500
I researched the Metis many years ago, pre computer days for me, it was a
great learning experience.....now with computers and Google at our
fingertips it is much easier.....I have read the posts as they come in
reference this, I just decided to go to Google and typed in off the top of
my head "Metis Birth Certificates" an abundance of sites with ways how to
research the Metis Peoples are there, it would be worth a try if anyone is
really serious about it, there is a lot of reading to do, many tips are
----- Original Message -----
From: "Betty Sullivan" <>
Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2008 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: [SCOTS-IN-CANADA] (no subject)
> This may or may not be helpful to you, but the same hiding of
> Indian heritage was quite common in the States - MA, CT, RI, etc.,
> especially in the early days. Often, parentage of a child baptised
> gave only the father, if the mother was Wampanoag, Narragansset, etc.
> I was delighted to find connections to three different nations in my
> genealogy, but even today, on the internet, people argue over this.
> Just prejudice, I believe, and also because in the early days people
> were trying to pass as all European, so as not to be discriminated
> against. Sad, I think.
> Betty Sullivan
> On 1/4/08, Lauraine Syrnick <> wrote:
>> Did not mention that the French/Native bloodline is considered by many as
>> Metis and the Scots/Native bloodline was often called "Half-breed".
>> seems to be much confusion in the naming of mixed offspring of European
>> Not sure why, but both names suffered from discrimination for many years
>> spite of there being many notables. At one time, no one wanted to
>> acknowledge a connection to Louis Riel, but today if you can claim a
>> connection, it is a badge of honor. This is a recent occurence in the
>> two generations. Both French and Scots/English often hid any
>> connection to the Natives until rather recent times. Was this because of
>> the original HBC rules forbidding intermarriage or did it stem from some
>> human desire to always have someone lower in the pecking order and a
>> to feel superior to "at least someone".
>> The Dept.of Indian & Northern Affairs have written the following on the
>> Metis & Inuit culture:
>> http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ch/rcap/sg/sg54_e.html As it was written by
>> government, cannot vouch for its accuracy or its intent.
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> Betty Sullivan
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