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The Metis Buffalo Hunt

The Metis Buffalo Hunt: Metis Government in Action

The system the Metis used to run their buffalo hunts was complex. It is also the basis of their political and governmental systems. Although never written down by the Metis themselves, other sources did record its operations. The Hunt discipline also helps to explain why the Metis operated the way they did in 1870 – the Confederation of Manitoba.


Dr. Fred Shore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. His experiences and research areas are vast but primarily include Metis history and the political issues of Indigenous people throughout Canada.   Dr. Shore is nearing completion of a book, titled Threads in the Sash: The Story of the Metis People.

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