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Métis Studies

This is a guide for researchers to showcase resources on Métis history, culture, language, genealogy and more.


These databases and websites can be utilized to find primary sources such as images, maps, newspapers, and government records. They may also be used to find secondary sources such as books, journal articles and book reviews.


The Métis and the Use of Identifying Terms

Historically, the Métis (and non-Métis) have used various terms instead of Métis. This can include "Michif," "bois brule," "chicot," "half-breed," "half-blood," "country-born," and "mixed-blood," among others. You may come across these in your research, particularly when finding primary sources.