Ta'n wejgwa'tegemgeg Mi'gmaq tet wigultijig.
(From time immemorial Mi'gmaq have lived here.)
The Bras d'Or Indians descend from the Rimbault family of Réné Rimbault and a Mi'kmaq woman by the name of Anne Marie. Before Anne Marie married Réné Rimbault she was first married to a Pinet whose first name is not known.
Although many of their descendants are and continue to be mis-classified as Acadians, including several of the lines from which the Bras d'Or Indians descend, one line survived in the records as Mi'kmaq to tell the tale.
The descendants of Marie Rimbault, the daughter of Anne Marie and Réné who married Louis Noel LaBauve, and the sister of Madeleine and Francoise Rimbault, ancestors of the Bras d'Or Indians, can easily be found in the Maliseet-Mi'kmaq Records online.
This will bring up numerous records for this family. All Mi'kmaq families, all related to the Bras d'Or Indians.
Parents: Pierre Labauve and Françoise Condou
Priest: FM Huot
Register: Ste. Famille, Bathurst
Witnesses: Michel Lavigne and Marie Labauve
Notes: 'Indians' from Restigouche
Source: -- , -- , F1455
(Search score: 27)
Parents: Martin(?) Labauve and Marie Angelique
Priest: FM Huot
Register: St. Pierre Aux Leins, Caraquet
Witnesses: Pierre Paul and Marie
Notes: 'sauvage' from Pockmouche
Source: 83, -- , F1476
(Search score: 14)
Fr. Bailly in the records referred to the La Bauve family as Acadian Micmacs. However it is important to point out there is no such thing
as an Acadian Mi'kmaq. He was simply referring to the fact they came from what the French deemed to be Acadia, nothing more. They certainly were not Acadians. They were MI'KMAQ.
The MI'KMAQ Rimbault Family
Réné Rimbault (He married Anne Marie)
Children of Réné Rimbault & Anne Marie
Madeleine Rimbault (She married Vincent Longue-Épée)