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Gabriel Dumont
Gabriel Dumont

Gabriel Dumont (December, 1837May 19, 1906) was a leader of the Métis people of what is now western Canada. In 1873 Dumont was elected to the presidency of the short-lived commune of St-Laurent; afterward he continued to play a leading role among the Métis of the South Saskatchewan River. He played a critical role in bringing Louis Riel back to Canada, in order to pressure the Canadian authorities to pay attention to the troubles of the Métis people. He was adjutant general in the provisional Métis government declared in Saskatchewan in 1885, and commanded the Métis forces in the North-West Rebellion or North West Resistance of 1885. The Métis (pronounced MAY tee, IPA: , in French or , in Michif ), also historically known as Bois Brule, mixed-bloods, Countryborn (or Anglo-Métis), are one of three recognized Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ... Principal: Jennifer Lamarche Schmalz Mascot: Panthers Colours: Green and White List of schools in London, Ontario École Secondaire Gabriel-Dumont is the public French first language high school in London, Ontario, Canada. ... Gabriel Dumont (1837-1906), Military Commander of the Métis during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 Credit: Strong/Library and Archives Canada/PA-178147 Retrieved from: http://www. ... Gabriel Dumont (1837-1906), Military Commander of the Métis during the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 Credit: Strong/Library and Archives Canada/PA-178147 Retrieved from: http://www. ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... is the 139th day of the year (140th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Métis (pronounced MAY tee, IPA: , in French or , in Michif ), also historically known as Bois Brule, mixed-bloods, Countryborn (or Anglo-Métis), are one of three recognized Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ... 1873 (MDCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Saskatchewan River is a major river in Canada, approximately 550 km (340 mi) long, flowing roughly eastward across Saskatchewan and Manitoba to drain into Lake Winnipeg. ... For the opera, see Louis Riel (opera). ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... wwwww Combatants Dominion of Canada • Métis Provisional Government •Cree–Assiniboine Natives Commanders Leif Crozier Frederick Middleton William Otter Thomas Bland Strange Sam Steele Big Bear Fine-Day Gabriel Dumont Louis Riel Wandering Spirit The North-West Rebellion (or North-West Resistance or the Saskatchewan Rebellion) of 1885 was a...


Dumont was a grandson of the French Canadian Jean-Baptiste Dumont and his Sarcee-Crow wife, Josette. He was the second son of Isidore Dumont and Louise Laframboise. The family were at various times involved in farming, trading, hunting and trapping in what is now the province of Saskatchewan. Gabriel was raised a Métis, learning both French Catholic and Cree customs. By the time he was 12, he was considered an accomplished shot with both gun and bow, and was well known as a master horseman. In 1848, the Dumont family moved south to the area of Regina, Saskatchewan. Dumont, and his older brother Isidore, became buffalo hunters. Over time, Dumont learned six languages, and established a reputation as a guide, hunter and interpreter. He was also famed for his drinking and gambling. Dumont participated in skirmishes with Indian tribes, including the Blackfoot and Sioux. Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... For other uses, see Cree (disambiguation). ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Floreat Regina (Let Regina Flourish) Location of Regina in the SE quadrant of Saskatchewan Coordinates: , Country Province District Municipality of Sherwood Established 1882 Government  - City Mayor Pat Fiacco  - Governing body Regina City Council  - MPs Dave Batters Ralph Goodale Tom Lukiwski Andrew Scheer  - MLAs Joanne Crofford Doreen Hamilton Ron... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Subspecies B. b. ... For other uses, see Blackfoot (disambiguation). ... The Sioux (IPA ) are a Native American and First Nations people. ...


Dumont married Madeleine Wilkie, the daughter of an Anglo-Metis, [1] trader in 1858, and in 1862 was elected chief of his Métis band. He led the band to the North Saskatchewan River, where they briefly settled near Fort Carlton. By 1868, the band established a permanent settlement near Batoche on the South Saskatchewan River. In 1872 Gabriel established a ferry service near Batoche, at "Gabriel's Crossing" and also farmed near there. A division of the Metis people of Canada, the Anglo-Metis were children of the fur trade; typically of Scottish or Orkney descent (although some were English) on their fathers sides and aboriginal on their mothers. ... Year 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about 1862 . ... Fort Carlton was a Hudsons Bay Company fur trade post during much of the 19th century. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Batoche, Saskatchewan is the site of the historic Battle of Batoche, the last battlefield in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Dumont's enemies in 1885, including General Frederick Middleton of the Northwest Field Force, heaped praise on his generalship and martial abilities. Despite huge logistic and morale problems he can be credited with a great victory at the battle of Fish Creek and managed to hold off a much larger force at the battle of Batoche for several days. 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Sir Frederick Middleton (November 4, 1825 - January 25, 1898) was a British general noted for his service throughout the Empire and particularly in the North-West Rebellion. ... Combatants Métis Dominion of Canada Commanders Gabriel Dumont Frederick Middleton Strength 200 900 Casualties 4 dead 10 dead 45 wounded The Battle of Fish Creek, fought April 24, 1885 at Fish Creek, Saskatchewan, was a major Métis victory over the Dominion forces attempting to quell Louis Riels... Combatants Métis Dominion of Canada Commanders Gabriel Dumont Louis Riel Frederick Middleton Bowen van Straubenzie Strength 250 916 Casualties 51 dead, wounded, or captured 8 dead 22 wounded The Battle of Batoche was the decisive Canadian victory over the Métis resistance that led to the surrender of Louis...


Following the defeat at Batoche Dumont made his way via the Cypress Hills to Montana where he surrendered to the U.S. Cavalry. However, the U.S. Government determined that he was a political refugee and he was shortly released. [1] Batoche, Saskatchewan is the site of the historic Battle of Batoche, the last battlefield in the Northwest Rebellion of 1885. ... The Cypress Hills are a region of hills in southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta, Canada. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked...


In 1886, Dumont joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West where he received top billing as a rebel leader and crack marksman. Although the Canadian Government granted a general amnesty in the summer of 1886, Dumont did not return to Canada until 1888, in order to lecture in Montreal. He retired to Batoche in 1893 eventually obtaining title to the lands he had settled in 1872. He returned to his former life as a farmer, hunter and trapper, and dictated two memoirs of his experiences in the rebellion. He died from natural causes in 1906. [2] Year 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Buffalo Bill (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was born William Frederick Cody in the American state of Iowa. ... Buffalo Bill Cody Buffalo Bill (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was born William Frederick Cody in the American state of Iowa, near Le Claire . ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (well-being through harmony) Coordinates: , Country Province Region Montréal Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


The Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research in Saskatchewan was named in his honour. The Dumont Bridge over the South Saskatchewan River west of Rosthern, Saskatchewan is also named for him. It is located at the site of Gabriel's Crossing, where he ran a small store, billiards hall and ferry service in the late 1870s and early 1880s. There is also a park along the South Saskatchewan in Saskatoon named for him, as well as an equestrian statue depicting him along the river by the Broadway Bridge. Gabriel Dumont Institute The institute was a follow-up to a Metis Cultural Conference that initiated planning for a then named Metis Education Institute. ... The South Saskatchewan River flows eastward from the confluence of the Bow and Oldman Rivers near Grassy Lake, Alberta. ... Rosthern is a town at the juncture of Highway 11 and Highway 312 in Saskatchewan, Canada. ... For other uses of Saskatoon, see Saskatoon (disambiguation). ...


In 1998, the public French first language high school in London, Ontario was re-named École secondaire Gabriel-Dumont in his honour. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location of London in relation to Middlesex County and the Province of Ontario Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario County Middlesex County Settled 1826 as a village Incorporated 1855 as a city Government  - City Mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best  - Governing Body London City Council  - MPs Sue Barnes (LPC) Glen Pearson... Principal: Jennifer Lamarche Schmalz Mascot: Panthers Colours: Green and White List of schools in London, Ontario École Secondaire Gabriel-Dumont is the public French first language high school in London, Ontario, Canada. ...


Popular culture

  • Gabriel Dumont Blues is a song published in 1991 by Canadian recording artist Bob Wiseman.

Bob Wiseman is a Canadian singer-songwriterfilmmaker. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ George R. D. Goulet & Terry Goulet (2006), The Metis: Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities, FabJob, Calgary, <http://www.fabjob.com/metis.html>

George Richard Donald Goulet is a Canadian Métis author and retired lawyer. ... FabJob Inc. ...

External links

  • Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
  • http://library.usask.ca/northwest/background/dumont.htm
  • http://www.schoolnet.ca/aboriginal/gd-hist/index-e.html
  • http://gabrieldumont.csdcso.on.ca/
  • http://www.vcn.bc.ca/michif/dumont.html

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Gabriel Dumont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (425 words)
In 1873 Dumont was elected to the presidency of the short-lived commune of St-Laurent; afterward he continued to play a leading role among the Métis of the South Saskatchewan River.
Dumont was a grandson of the French Canadian Jean-Baptiste Dumont and his Sarcee-Crow wife, who raised his three sons, Isidore, Gabriel and Jean, as hunters and traders on the Saskatchewan River.
Dumont married Madeleine Welkie, the daughter of a Scottish-Indian trader in 1858, and in 1862 was elected chief of his Métis band.
Dumont, Gabriel (571 words)
Gabriel Dumont, son of Métis hunter Isidore Dumont and grandson of French Canadian voyageur Jean-Baptiste Dumont, was brought up to the free prairie life of the age before government entered the West.
Dumont's skill as a buffalo hunter led to his election in the summer of 1863 when he was still 25 as permanent chief of the Métis hunters on the Saskatchewan.
Gabriel Dumont was a man of great chivalry, superbly adapted to the presettlement prairie life; in the world that followed, his skills lost their relevance, and so his qualities of intelligence and personality were ultimately wasted.
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