I have a question, as I am researching the Brunet, Brunette, Brun, names, because that is how I have found my Joseph listed as in fur trade journals an other documentations. It would help if people would include whether any of the Brunettes are Metis or for instance have any native blood. My Joseph is said to have quite a bit of native blood but very mixed, now this what i have put together Ojibwe, Ottawa, and Menomonee. His Wife Josette born is said to have been born in the Selkirk area around 1813. Joseph is listed in the Benton County Census with Josette 1860, 1870. I have also read there was a Francois Brunet who assisted Nicollet on an expedition as his guide through a certain area now I dont know who this Francois is or if this is Josephs Father can anyone tell me where to findbirth records. When i read documents alot of names were disfigured I dont understand why this is. Need Help Please I have been doing this for over 30 years now and still I have not linked Joseph to anyone yet.