February 15, 2011

Metis found

Basile H. Beaulieu (son of Nicolas Basile Hudon Beaulieu and Josette Miville) came from Montreal, P. Q. Canada with his brother Paul to Lac-du-Flambeau, Wisconsin about 1804. Voyageur with the North West Fur Company, 1804-1805, Flambeau, Minnesota. Basile and his brother Paul managed the Fur Trading Post at Lac-du-Flambeau, WI. In 1818 Basile is listed among the "Roster of Employees" of the American Fur Company.

Basile (Bazile) was listed by the North West Fur Company in 1805 in the Lac du Flambeau department with one year to serve on his contract and a credit of 16 livre on his account. He was hired by the Michilimackinac Company on 9 July 1810 to winter at Lac du Flambeau for 700 livre.(p. 33)19 The town of Beaulieu, Mahnomen County, Minnesota was named after the descendants of Basile and his Ojiway wife.

Basile H. Beaulieu married in 1810 in Wisconsin an Indian Maiden named O-Ge-mau-gee-shi-go-qua, which means Queen of the Skies, but was called Marguerite Beaulieu. (She was the daughter of the Indian Chief, White Raven.) It is believed that Basile H. Beaulieu died in 1838 and is buried in the Beaulieu burial grounds at La Pointe, Madeleine Island, Wisconsin.

Paul married an Indian Maiden named Wau-Ne-Aush-E-Quay.

Basile and Paul are not direct decendants of ours but they share common ancestors Nicholas Hudon Beaulieu and Marie Madeleine Bouchard.  So there is the Indian dad claimed was in our family. 

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