Bastonnais Pangman, Métis buffalo hunter and leader (b at N Saskatchewan R 1778), son of fur trader Peter Pangman and a CREE
mother. A skilled hunter, he helped provide buffalo meat to the colony founded by Lord SELKIRK
in 1812-13. Angered by the PEMMICAN PROCLAMATION
of 1814, Pangman was active in MÉTIS
raids upon the new settlement and helped negotiate for the withdrawal of the settlers from Red River in 1815. There is no evidence that he was present at the SEVEN OAKS INCIDENT
(1816), and in 1818 he was acquitted of charges of arson.