The Mi'kmaq Petit Pas family stems from Claude Petit Pas and Catherine Bugaret and dates back to the early 1600s. Several
of their children like the Mius family in this time period where totally integrated with the Mi'kmaq
The court case of the hanging of Jean Baptiste Guédry in Boston
clearly indicates the Petit Pas family from which the Bras d'Or Indians descend
was fully integrated within the Mi`kmaq community of La heve. Jean
Baptiste Guédry, the grandson of Claude Petit Pas and Catherine Bugaret,
was hanged along with 3 other Indians in Boston, two of which were his
brother-in-laws, Jacques Mius and Philippe Mius.
Although Jean was tried in French, we learn from the two court cases that he
also spoke the Mi'kmaq language.
Many of the sons of Claude Petit Pas & Catherine Bugaret, namely Jean, Paul, Charles, Pierre and Martin disappear from the census records. They seem to have followed the
footsteps of the brothers of their mother Catherine Bugaret into the woods and
like them disappeared from the French census records.
The fact the Bugaret family was BASQUE and not French may explain why the
Bugaret family as well as the Petit Pas family in question so easily integrated into the Mi'kmaq
community of Mi'kma'ki.
The two Mi`kmaq Petit Pas lines from which the Bras d'Or Indian families stems
Claude Petit Pas and his Mi'kmaq wife Marie Thérèse.
(Claude as well as his son Barthélemy were Indian interpretors)
Margaret Petit Pas and Claude Guédry [La Verdure]. Their son Jean Baptiste Guédry
married a Mi`kmaq woman named Madeleine Mius.
The picture of the Howling Wolf to the right is a befitting symbol for the voice of our ancestors. Today we hear their voices howling out from the past,
encouraging us to soar and to take flight once again.
The MI'KMAQ Petit Pas Family
Claude Petit Pas (He married Catherine Bugaret)
Children of Claude Petit Pas & Catherine Bugaret
Claude Petit Pas (He married Marie Thérèse)
Children of Claude Petit Pas & Marie Thérèse
Judith Petit Pas
(She married Bernard Marres [La Sonde[)
Child of Judith Petit Pas & Bernard Marres
Marie Anne Marres (She married Honoré Boucher)
Child of Marie Anne Marres & Honoré Boucher
Marie Josephe Boucher (She married Boniface BENOIT)
Françoise Petit Pas
(She married Jacques Coste)
Child of François Petit Pas & Jacques Coste
Margaret Coste (She married Joseph Fougère)
Child of Margaret Coste & Joseph Fougère
Jacques Fougère (He married Margaret Petit Pas
[Granddaughter of Claude and his second wife Francoise Lavergne; Descendant of Anne Ouestnorouest Abenaki])
Margaret Petit Pas (She married Claude Guédry [La Verdure]
Child of Margaret Petit Pas & Claude Guédry
Jean Baptiste Guédry (He married Madeleine Mius)
Child of Jean-Baptiste Guédry & Madeleine Mius
Marie Guédry (She married Germain Lejeune)
Children of Marie Guédry & Germain Lejeune
Christophe Lejeune & Louise Gallant [Haché]
Paul Lejeune & Hélène
Germain Lejeune & Marie Anne Marres [widow of Honoré Boucher above]