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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Grant (c1764-1848)

Fur trader.

Born in Scotland, he entered the North West Company in 1784 and was posted to the Lower Red River. In 1797 he became a full partner with control of the Lac La Pluie Department. In 1804 he wrote a study of the Saulteaux Indians which was highly regarded by later scholars. He settled in Lower Canada in 1805, moving to Lachine in 1820, where he died. He joined the Beaver Club in 1807. See his “The Saulteaux Indians about 1804,” in Les Bourgeois de la Compagnie du Nord-Ouest, ed. L.-F. Masson, vol. 2, 303-66.

More information:

Peter Grant, Dictionary of Canadian Biography VII, 356-57.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 10 March 2008

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