The life style of the Metis
They engaged in a number of religious practices. Many more roman catholic but also practices first nations spirituality.They used European s well as first nations methods of survival.They also farmed, they were also excellent bison hunters. The Metis would have to hunt and fish like buffalo,deer, and fish. The Metis would also fur trade
Employment in the settlement is generated by commercial fishing, logging, farming, ranching, and energy projects. While farming does not have romantic connotation of bison hunts, it was still part of the traditional metis economy. Metis were hunters and trappers who practiced subsistence horticulture, raising cereal and vegetable crops on rives lots. Bison meat, was fresh and processed as pemmican, was the principal food product generated for sake in the fur trade. In return for the surplus provision, furs, and robes the metis supplied to the trader, they consumed products additional to those available in Indian trade, besides guns, shot, powder, knives, axes, and blankets the metis were heavy consumers.
Metis were communistic were established along the major fur trade routes, mostly the important freighting water ways. The first metis communities appeared in Ontario, particularly around the great lakes, and eastern Canada. Rivers were important for transportation during the fur trade. Lakes were also used as important routes for the fur trade. There fore ,any metis communities established near the great lakes, and many western Canadian lakes.