"Have you seen the wonderful portrait of Peter Rindisbacher painted by George Markham in 1830? It appears in an article, "Peter Rindisbacher (1806-1834): First Artist of the North American Frontier" by Karen McCoskey Goering in the…"
That's interesting history, and nice pictures.
I don't have any French ancestry, but I did study some of the people who went to JoDaviess County, Illinois about 1835, and while I was working on that, ran into some discussion of the…"
"Another photo I took at "Selkirker weekend" in June 1987. This shows two Fort Snelling staff members--one portraying Dionise/Dyonise FOURNIER, a Red River Settler [and daughter of my ancestor, Lydie (MAYRE) FOURNIER VARING] and the young…"
"This is a photo taken at the "Selkirker weekend" at Ft. Snelling, MN in June 1987 and depicts re-enactors commemorating a group of Selkirk settlers who arrived at Ft. Snelling in 1826 after the flood that year.
A group of Metis and…"
Meet descendants and learn more about where to find information on your Red River ancestors and their culture/history here. Includes fur traders, First Nations, Scots/Irish/Swiss Selkirk Settlers, and Metis.