Grant, Cuthbert


Grant, Cuthbert
   1) One of the leading traders of the North West Company in the West, in the early days. With Peter Pond on the Athabaska, and sent by him, 1786, to establish a post near mouth of Slave River; at Fort Chipewyan, 1789; at Fort Qu'Appelle, 1793; with David Thompson on the Assiniboine, 1797. Died, 1798 or 1799.
   Index: MS Partner of the North West Company, 58; in charge of the Centre (Red River and Assiniboine) country, 58.
   Bib.: Henry-Thompson Journals, ed. by Coues; Bryce, Hudson's Bay Company.
   2) Son of foregoing. Scottish half-breed, in western fur trade. Educated at Montreal, and entered service of North West Company. Led the half-breeds in the Seven Oaks affair. Some years later settled near White Horse Plains, on the Assiniboine, and appointed Warden of the Plains by the Council of Assiniboia. Became himself a member of the Council.
   Index: MS Leader of the half-breeds at Red River--serves notice on the colonists to leave the district, 174; brings a party of bois-brûlés down from Qu'Appelle to drive out the settlers, 180; and the Seven Oaks affair, 180-182.
   Bib.: Bryce, Manitoba and Hudson's Bay Company; Laut, Conquest of the Great North-West.

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