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Bellegarde, Belgarde | Metis, Cree,  Mixed-heritage: Cree, French | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  Surname Anchor Posts

Each of these posts is dedicated to one surname that is carried by someone connected to indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage people in Canada.


  • Regions:  
    • Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Metis, Cree,  Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames:
    • Amyotte, Baron, Bonneau, Cardinal, Delorme, Desjandons, Dumont, Fayant, Ferguson, Fidler,  Gaudry, Hamelin, Jodan (Jordan ?), Julie, Klyne, Landry, Laverdure, Leveille, McKay, Pastemins / Missinyahukan,  Parisien, Pelletier, Poitras, Racette.
  • Misc.: –
    • 1. One Red River Metis lineage begins with the couple Louis Bellegarde (son of Alexis Bellegarde and Marguerite Dufort) and Elizabeth Cardinal (daughter of Jeremy Cardinal and Marie Louise Adam) through their offspring: Alphonsine Bellegarde (m. Joseph Poitras), Francois Bellegarde (m. Euphrosine Laverdure), Louis Bellegarde (m. Mary Moreau), and Pierre Bellegarde (m. Marie Fidler).
    • 2. The 1885 North-West Resistance by the Metis and the Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika peoples took place against a backdrop of starvation, broken treaties and encroachment by new settlers in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters eventually lost and Canada’s federal government asserted its control over the area.   Pierre Bellegarde / Belgarde and his wife Marie Fidler were  involved in the Resistance.  [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 3.  Joseph Belgarde (son of Alexis Joseph Gerbeau Bellegarde & Marguerite Dufort) married Louise Parisien in Pembina (Dakota Territory) in 1858. Louise’s parents were Germain Parisien and Marie Louise Adam. These Belgardes had left the Turtle Mountains for St. Peter’s Mission on the Darborn River but they travelled a lot (including to Qu’Appelle and Wood Mountain. See External Links below for more information.




Fish Creek |  The Territories (1901)

Bellgardes in File Hills & Muskowpehung  |  Assiniboia East (1901)

Bellgarde Le Cree in File Hills & Muskowpehung  |   Assiniboia East (1901)

Bellegardes in Little Black Bear, Star Blanket, Okanesse & Peepeekeesis’ Indian Res.  |  Qu’Appelle (1906)

Saltcoats Melville (Town) Sanitorium, Files Hills Agency, School   (1921) 



BAST   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

G …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]  

R …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip)

U  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]



French Canadian Pioneers: The Bellegardes of Quebec



Belgarde, Theodore “Obe zan e ke shiz” [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Bellegarde, Louis  [Red River Ancestry]

Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance [Louis Riel Institute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]



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