François Beaulieu was the son of Jacques Beaulieu and an Indian mother of the
Montagnais Cree. He was the patriarch of the first Métis family in the Athabasca and is
reputed to have preceded Peter Pond to the region. François was one of the Métis in the party that accompanied Alexander McKenzie down the river to the Arctic Ocean in 1789 and overland to the Pacific in 1793. The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada have designated François Beaulieu as a person of national significance.
|Publisher:||Louis Riel Institute|
|Date of Copyright:||February 23, 2009|
|GDI Media Filename:||François Beaulieu.pdf|