Surnames/tags: Aboriginality_CANADA Native_Status_Canada
Researching any and all Brousseau-Brûlé native lineage through my family tree and ancestry. I do know that I am related to Chief Pierre "Turtle" Pacanne of Miami Nation, as well as Chief Andre "Little Turtle" of Miami Nation as well. I am related to one of Chief Turtle's wive's, Catherine Ducharme.
I also have ties to Marie Louise Bottineau (Bonneau) through her father, Pierre Bonneau. Marie Louise was a Metis woman from the Turtle Clan in Turtle Mountain, Quebec. Marie was considered as the Chieftess of the Chippewan clan, and her father acted as head counsel and lawyer for their tribe. She was the first native woman to ever graduate from a law school in North America and to become a successful lawyer. She worked under Theodore Roosevelt and was hand-picked by him to work in his office at a pay of $900 in the mid-1800s!
There are links from here to Carrière, my great grandmother's last name and her side of the family, which directly go back to Bonneau and Bottineau, as well as Roy. I've added almost 3,200 people to my family tree - with many notable aboriginal peoples and royalty on my paternal side.
From King Louis the 5th and 7th, to the original Madame La-Roche-Posay, to Étienne Brûlé who lived amongst the Huron and Algonquin's peacefully and became the personal translator to Samuel de Champlain, only after he'd discovered the Great Lakes (Lake Huron, Lake Superior, Lake Ontario), Lake Erie, Lachine Rapids, Georgian Bay and Chesapeake. I wish that I had known some of this interesting knowledge in high school history class when we had to do our personal family history!