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Also egalitarian nomads, the Métis had no real property and took part in the summer buffalo hunt like most other Plains Indian Nations. Similar to the Plains Cree, they maintained a "home base" from which they migrated to take part in the buffalo hunts. The Métis nation is unique to the cultural map of Canada in that they emerged only after the arrival of white man and the intermarriage of English or French Canadians with aboriginal, predominantly Cree, women. The children born of these marriages were called "Métis" which is the French term for "mixed blood".

For more information about the Metis Nation in Alberta, visit: Métis Settlements General Council of Alberta .



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