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Memorable Manitobans: Jean-Baptiste Lépine (?-?)

Métis leader.

A brother of Ambroise and Maxime, in 1869 he policed Red River looking for suspicious strangers. In March 1870 he was a member of the council that condemned Thomas Scott; he voted against the death penalty. At the time of the Fenian threats in 1871, he had gone with André Nault to meet with William O’Donoghue at the border and then reported on O’Donoghue’s plans to the Manitoba Métis. He disappeared from view soon after.

More information:

Jean-Baptiste Lépine, Dictionary of Canadian Biography X, 439.

Sources:

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

Page revised: 29 January 2010

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