The Mountain Métis Matriarchs were the backbone of the mountain way of life. They hunted, trapped and worked beside their husbands. They raised their children to survive from the land. They grew gardens and raised cattle. They were known for their beautiful bead work and smoke tanned hide clothing. The tabs under Matriarchs detail some of the stories of these exceptional women.

We are in the process of researching and compiling the stories of these women and we will be posting them in the near future. Some of these women include:

  • Marguerite Cardinal
  • Anna La Sekanaise (b. 1786)
  • Marie Walker La Sekanaise
  • Marie Katis la Sekanaise (1800)
  • Isabella Karakontie
  • Justine Findlay Plante
  • Libbie McCaulley
  • Louise Findlay McDonald
  • Madeline Findlay Moberly
  • Suzanne Cardinal