To My Dear Children and Friends, The Half Breeds of Manitoba...

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Title: To My Dear Children and Friends, The Half Breeds of Manitoba...
Creator: Père Albert Lacombe
Subject: Métis, Racism, Resistance, 1885, Church, St. Paul des Métis, Alberta, Lacombe, Albert
Description: In this letter to the Métis population of Western Canada, Père Albert Lacombe, a French-Canadian priest with Aboriginal ancestry, is calling on Métis to settle in a proposed Métis colony in St. Paul des Métis in what is now northeastern Alberta. In the letter, Lacombe outlines how the colony will be structured, in particular how it will be segregated to protect the Métis from negative influences. The colony would eventually be established in the 1890s, but ultimately failed due to its paternalistic administration. In the end, the Métis were forced away from St. Paul des Métis, which was then opened-up to French-Canadian settlement. This letter is part of the James Brady Papers, which were donated to the Gabriel Dumont Institute in the 1990s by author and activist, Murray Dobbin. Dobbin used this collection to write his book about James Brady and Malcolm Norris entitled “The One-And-A-Half Men: The Story of Jim Brady & Malcolm Norris, Metis Patriots of the 20th Century”. Transcribed by David Morin and edited by Christine Charmbury and Darren R. Préfontaine. This document has been re-transcribed from the original and includes all spelling and grammatical errors.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1890s?
Type: Text Document
Date of Copyright: October 22, 2004
Coverage: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
GDI Media Location: Brady Papers - VM Final
GDI Media Filename: FatherLacombe.letter.pdf

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