First Métis Families of Quebec, 1622-1748, Volume 2: Jean Nicolet and a Nipissing Woman
Author: Gail Morin
Paperback, 363 pages
This series traces the descendants of those Métis families who ultimately settled in the western part of the North American continent. Volume 1, an overview volume, traces all fifty-six recorded Métis families for three generations. In this new volume, all of Madeleine or Euphrosine Nicolet’s descendants are followed for ten generations. Her most notable descendant is Andre Carriere, born 30 March 1779 and baptized the next day at Boucherville. Andre arrived in the early Red River Settlement area of Manitoba about 1802-1805. His marriage to Angelique Dion or Lyon resulted in eleven children. Many of his descendants remained in Western Canada, but they are also found on the rolls of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa of North Dakota and the Little Shell Band of Indians of Montana. Richly detailed, fully sourced, and indexed, this ongoing series must be regarded as the starting point for Métis genealogy.