Métis Children of Red River

Little information that relates specifically to Red River Métis children has been compiled by historians — even though indications are that at any given time the children were “Pretty Numerious” [sic], and, by 1870, greater than 60% of the settlement’s population was under the age of 21. The following link is a general overview of Métis childhood at Red River that traces changes to 1870, with hypotheses as to family dynamics.