Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
June 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia




Métis, a term used, especially in the Canadian North West, to denote persons of mixed white and Indian blood. It is a French word derived from the Latin miscere, and means "mixed". The English equivalent is "half-breed". See A. H. de Trémaudan, Histoire de la nation métisse dans l'ouest canadien (Montreal, 1935).

Source: W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. IV, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 400p., p. 282.

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