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Métis

Métis, sometimes called “half-breeds,” were the descendants of white coureurs des bois and Native women. In the nineteenth century, they led a nomadic existence on the western plains, travelling in long wagon convoys to hunt buffalo and trade. At night, the caravan came together and bison skins were stretched over the wagon sides, creating shelter and a place to sleep. The Métis blazed trails, established villages and organized meeting places.

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#03168
Chuckwagon Races
1949, summer
Canada, Alberta, Calgary
Sketch, India ink, sketchbook
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