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Memorable Manitobans: François-Jacques Bruneau (1809-1865)

Métis leader.

Born at Lac Vert (Saskatchewan), he came to Red River in 1822 and was educated at the École de Saint-Boniface. He intended to become a priest but decided to be a teacher, then moved into farming, where he became quite prosperous. He helped lead the Métis in the Sayer affair of 1849 and as a result was nominated a member of the Council of Assiniboia in 1851. In 1850 he became a magistrate. He died of typhoid in 1865.

See also:

François-Jacques Bruneau, Dictionary of Canadian Biography IX, 94-95


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 October 2017

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