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Memorable Manitobans: Napoleon Nault (1854-1931)

Businessman, insurgent.

Born at St. Vital, Manitoba in 1854, eldest son of Andre Nault, in 1879 he moved to southern Saskatchewan at the site of “Fort La Montee” near St. Laurent where he opened a trading post. In December 1884 he was present at meetings between Louis Riel and Father Andre where the latter offered to negotiate with the Canadian government for compensation of Riel’s services rendered to Manitoba in 1870. During the North West Rebellion of 1885, Nault served at Duck Lake, Fish Creek and Batoche, afterwards escaping to American territory. He died at Havre, Montana in April 1931.


“Napoleon Nault, noted Metis, dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1931. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 August 2011

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