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Memorable Manitobans: Louis Guiboche (c1785-c1859)

Fur trader.

Born in Rupert’s Land, he was a Métis who was employed as interpreter by the North West Company in 1804. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1810 and served in the Athabasca country until settling in Red River in the early 1820s. For several years he carried goods between the settlement and York Factory, and then, with Cuthbert Grant, he did independent trading (with HBC approval) in the Qu’Appelle region, retiring as postmaster in 1831. Although he held property on the Assiniboine River, he eventually possessed only his lot at St. Boniface, where he resided.

More information:

Louis Guiboche, Dictionary of Canadian Biography VIII, 349.


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

Page revised: 10 March 2008

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