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  1. Cover

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  3. There were great spaces of clear sky and prairie grass… Page 2

  4. More than four hundred years ago…………. Page 3

  5. First Nations men and women helped the newcomers……. Page 5

  6. The newcomers married First Nations women and had children……. Page 6

  7. New Nation The Metis borrowed some of their ideas from their mothers’ way of life and some from their fathers’. Page 7

  8. Large, close Metis families….. Page 8

  9. Most communities were really one very big family… Page 9

  10. There were different kinds of Metis communities….. Page 10

  11. People funished their homes with tables, beds and chairs that were all made by hand… Page 11

  12. A long time ago, a French nun came to live in a Metis community……silk thread embroidery……. Page 12

  13. Page 13

  14. Great buffalo hunt Page 14

  15. The Metis ……worked hard…..carried heavy loads…. Page 15

  16. Many Metis were traders. Page 16

  17. Women knew the land in their own way…. Page 17

  18. Women made all the clothing for their families. Page 18

  19. Metis capotes were most often made from blue wool blankets. A bright red sash kept the capote closed….. Page 19

  20. Their horses wore beautifully decorated pad saddles, saddle blankets and bridles…… Page 20

  21. Red River carts were made of wood…… Page 21

  22. Winter travel was done by cariole and dog team….. Page 22

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  24. The “Red River Jig” was danced very quickly…… Page 24

  25. The Metis way of life has changed……. Page 25

  26. Metis people are still strong! Page 26

  27. Metis fiddle, sash, flag….. The end