The Métis of Alberta have a history so rich and
diverse that it is almost impossible to document it all on a single
webpage. From their involvement in the fur trade era, to their rich
political history, to their technology, it is obvious that the Métis
culture has helped shaped the province of Alberta.
In this section, we
will learn about the origins and identity of the Métis. We will explore
the lives and culture of the Métis of the Northwest region by taking a
closer look at their lives in Red River, their trade and their
buffalo-hunting practices. We will also step into turbulent times in
Métis history in the Political Life section. Finally, we will examine
Métis technology and the influences that have shaped them.
Origins and Identity
The Fur Trade Era
Métis of the Northwest