Peter Erasmus

Peter Erasmus was a Metis traveller, guide, buffalo hunter, translator, farmer, Indian Agent and mission worker. He was born in 1833, and died in 1931. Erasmus was instrumental as the translator at the Treaty Six negotiations, and witnessed the change from buffalo hunting to settlements and Reserves. At the age of 87 he told his life story to Henry Thompson who wrote it down. The manuscript found its way to the Glenbow Museum and Archives and was published as Buffalo Days and Nights in 1976.