Geographic Feature: Métis Bison Hunt - Souris River


(1840) Red River Métis hunted bison along the Souris River south of Melita


(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.