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Letendre | Cree, Metis, Ojibway, Mixed-heritage: Cree | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage 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.  Please be aware that it’s a synthesis of the information I’ve collected in my personal research throughout the years and is by no means complete!


  • Regions:  
    • Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Cree, Metis, Ojibway, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames:  
    • Adams, Alexis, Belcourt, Boucher, Budd, Cunningham (Upd. 2023), Decoyne / Decoine, dit Batoche, Dumas, Dumont, Fagnant, Favel, Gladu, Godon, McCorrister, Parenteau, Sinclair, Tait, Thibeault / Thibault.
  • Misc.:
    • More than a dozen Letendres (or their spouses) were involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance by the Metis and the Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika peoples which 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.
    • The Letendres involved in the Resistance were: Andre Letendre Sr. (m. Catherine Godon), Andre Letendre Jr., Alexandre Letendre (m. Ellen Sinclair), Elise Letendre (m. Adolphus Nolin), Helene Letendre (m. Alexandre Gosselin), Helene Letendre (m. Charles Eugene Boucher), Helene Letendre (m. Charles Thomas), Helene Letendre (m. John Fagnant), Jean Baptiste Letendre (m. Marie Parenteau), Julienne Letendre (m. St. Pierre Gervais), Louis Eugene Letendre (m. Angelique Dumas), Marie Letendre (m. Cuthbert Fagnant Jr.), Marie Letendre dit Batoche (m. Emmanuel Champagne dit Beaugrand), Rosalie Letendre (m. Louis Parenteau), Sophie Letendre (m. Edouard Dumont) and William Letendre (m. Marie Fagnant). [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 
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Edmonton | Indian Reserve 133 | (1906)  

Edmonton West | Indian Reserve I.R.  (1921)

The Territories | Lac Sainte-Anne  (1901)

The Territories | White Whale Lake  (1901)

Victoria | Chippewyan Lake, Victoria | (1911)


Dauphin | Manitowapak  (1911)


The Territories | Batoche  (1901) 

The Territories | Bellevue  (1901)  

Prince Albert | Townships 44  (1911)  


AION [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

BAST [CDN Marriage Extracts]    2023

BLAN [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

D …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

F …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

LESO [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

French Canadian Pioneers: The Letendres of Quebec



North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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



September 3, 2021 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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