The story behind Rue Élisabeth-Couc

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Élisabeth Couc, also known as Isabelle Montour, was the daughter of a Frenchman and an Algonquin woman. She became known as a “Frenchwoman who was indianized.”

This street is named after a rather mysterious woman named Élisabeth Couc (1667- circa 1750) sometimes called Isabelle. She was the daughter of Pierre Couc, dit Lafleur, and Marie Miteoamegoukoué, an Algonquin Christian, and was probably born at Trois-Rivières. Like her first name and place of birth, the details about her early years are uncertain.