Geographic Feature: Métis Bison Hunt - Chain Lakes


(1850) A bison hunt took place between Whitewater Lake and the Chain Lakes. It involved 1000 Red River Carts. Cutting up the carcasses after the hunt took eight days.


(1820s – 1870s) The Metis Bison Hunts were more than an economic necessity; they were a lifestyle.
(1840s – 1870s) In order to harvest the bison in the wintertime, the Metis established wintering communities on the prairies from which they hunted and processed bison meat and furs.