Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière

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Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière
Born (1776-12-25)December 25, 1776
Chambly, Quebec
Died 7 September 1855(1855-09-07) (aged 78)
Occupation trapper
Meeting of Marie-Anne Gaboury and Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière with First Nations people, c. 1807

Jean-Baptiste Lagimodière (25 December 1778 in Chambly, Quebec – 7 September 1855) was a French Canadian trapper employed in the fur trade by the Hudson's Bay Company in Rupert's Land.[1]

Lagimodière is noted both as the grandfather of Métis leader Louis Riel, and as the husband of Marie-Anne Gaboury, the first woman of European descent to travel to and settle in the Canadian west. The Lagimodières were also, in 1812, the first settlers at the Red River Colony near modern Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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  1. ^ Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Foundation, Toronto. 2011< Retrieved 31 Jan 2011>