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Memorable Manitobans: Pierre Gaultier de Boumois La Vérendrye (1714-1755)

Soldier.

Born at Île aux Vaches, Canada, son of Pierre Gaultier De Varennes La Vérendrye, he served in the army as a cadet before joining his father in the West in 1731. He spent the winter of 1740-41 at Fort la Reine on the Assiniboine River and went from there south into present-day Nebraska. He then returned to Fort la Reine. He was in Montreal in 1745, fought in New England, and returned west to Michilimackinac in 1747. After some time in New France, he spent the years 1752-55 at Fort Beausejour in New Brunswick. He died in Canada.

See also:

Pierre Gaultier de Boumois La Vérendrye, Dictionary of Canadian Biography III, 244-45.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 November 2012

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