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Meet the Erasmus Family

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Meet the Erasmus Family

 
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Peter Erasmus born 27 June 1833 in Fort Garry, Manitoba, Canada

  • Of Cree and Danish decent
  • Was an interpreter for the Canadian Government during treaty signings
  • A guide and interpreter for the Palliser Expedition
  • Mount Erasmus between Jasper and Banff Alberta, was named after Peter
  • A man of great influence, he encouraged the Saddle Lake native people to remain loyal during the North-West Rebellion of 1885
  • His house has been relocated to Fort Edmonton Historical Park

 

 

Robert Erasmus  born 13 Aug 1872 in Fort Garry, Manitoba, Canada

  • Did the mail-delivery by dog team between Fort Rae (Behchoko) and Edmonton

 

 

 

Frederick William Erasmus born 24 Dec 1919 in Behchoko, Northwest Territories, Canada

  • Was a hunter, trapper and dog musher
  • Moved to Yellowknife in 1940 so he and Florence's 12 children (including Guy) did not have to relocate to attend residential school

 

 

Robert (Guy) Erasmus born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

  • Dog musher, hunter, trapper and local government employee for 30 years
  • Co-owner of AuroraTours.net

 

 

 

 

Rainer Erasmus born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada

  • Local Aboriginal tour guide
  • Co-owner of AuroraTours.net
 
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Ride to Live


Fred  "The Bird"  Erasmus

Ride to Live


Fred  "The Bird"  Erasmus

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Dene Culture


Dene

- "The People"

Dene Culture


Dene

- "The People"