All of you Fletts out there MUST read John Jacksons "Children of the Fur Trade."If you are related to the Fletts that came to Oregon/WA from Canada, you are very likely related to them.I don't quite remember if the Flett family was part Cree, but certainly that is likely, since the Metis language at Red River, Michif, is about equal parts French and Cree.A lot of fur trade men married Cree women.
The Fletts in Oregon and some in Washington came from the Red River colony in the 1840s with Governor George Simpson of the Hudson's Bay Company as part of his plan to populate the area north of the Willamette River (he thought that Canada would get to keep that portion when push came to shove in the jointly occupied Oregon Territory).
The Flett family found the area at Ft. Nisqually quite difficult and eventually moved to the Willamette Valley, OR where other Metis people lived.A lot of the French Canadians and Metis people were not so gently forced off their land claims by the Americans, and so many ended up scattered to the wind, as it were.A lot of them ended up on reservations.
Y'all might want to check out the Jackson book and George Simpson's correspondence to the London Committee.As I recall, Jackson's book focuses pretty heavily on the Fletts.Bonne chance!