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Marijuana Plants Found On Reserve (1938) Surnames: Brisebois, Jocks

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Note: As always, the information below is transcribed from a period newspaper – in this case from the late 1930s. Thomas Deer left an interesting note below –

“This incident described in this article was incited by faulty information. The plants were actually a variety of hemp indigenous to North America, which has no intoxicating properties. This variety of hemp still grows wild around Kahnawake.”

 


 

MARIJUANA PLANTS FOUND ON RESERVE

Caughnawaga Police at Work Eradicating Dangerous Weed

 

TASK BEHIND SCHEDULE

Was to Have Been Finished Now, But Much Remains – Dope  Is Most Feared of All Narcotics

Some 3,500 pounds of marijuana plants are being picked and burned every day under police supervision at Caughnawaga, according to information obtained during the past week form reservation officers. The leaves and seeds of the marijuana plant contain a drug police fear more than any other narcotic. Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Joseph Frederic Dulude and Pamela Lefebvre

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At the time of the 1901 census, Joseph Frederic Dulude and Pamela Lefebvre were living in Caughnawaga with their children Joseph, Leon and Thomas. Their parents were Joseph Dulude and Rose de Lima Dulude, and Thomas Lefebvre and Olive Payant. They had been married on January 10th, 1893 In St-Joachim Parish in Chateauguay.

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: John Forbes and Octavie Leger

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John  Forbes (son of Alexandre Forbes and Anastasie Leger) married Octavie Leger (daughter of Antoine Leger and Christine Lefort) on February 16th, 1863 in St-Michel Parish in Vaudreuil.

At the time of the 1901 census,  this French-speaking couple were living in the Sault-St-Louis census district in a household headed by  their son, Father Joseph-Guillaume-Laurent Forbes (St-Francois-Xavier Parish). The household also included their three children John, Joseph and Seraphine as well as a cousin named Maria Barbeau and the vicar Albert Lessard.

 

 

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External Links

1881 Canada Census

1901 Census of Canada

1911 Census of Canada

1921 Canada Census

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Chief John Jocks Near Anniversary (1934) Surnames: Bouchard, Jocks, Lacouture, Letourneau, Palmer, Two Axe

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CHIEF JOHN JOCKS NEAR ANNIVERSARY

 

Caughnawaga Police Head Will Have Been 14 Years In Post Next Week

BOASTS PROUD RECORD

Work In Interests of Indians On Reservation Notable – History is Recalled

Chief of Police John K. Jocks. R.C.M.P. of the Indian Reserve at Caughnawaga will observe next week the 14th anniversary of his appointment to this post. Chief Jocks is proud to a degree of his Indian ancestry and he is held in high regard by his compatriots, for the welfare of whom he strives ceaselessly. Continue reading

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Caughnawaga Indian Found Dead In Bed (1915) | Surnames: Hemlock, Jolicoeur

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CAUGHNAWAGA INDIAN FOUND DEAD IN BED

 

Frank Hemlock, a Caughnawaga Indian, was found dead in his bed about 5.30 yesterday afternoon at his boarding house at 56 Champlain street. The man was Continue reading

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The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames: Meloche, Jones, Lecuyer, Deblois, Lafleur, Desparaois, Perras, Therrien, Plante, Cardinal, Giroux, sr., Trudeau, Boulrice, Champagne, Giroux, jr., Duranceau

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THE CAUGHNAWAGA TROUBLES

 

THE INQUEST

on the fatal fire at Caughnawaga was closed yesterday. notwithstanding the most most diligent and painstaking endeavors on the part of Coroner Jones, it is to be regretted that, owing to the well-known non-communicative character of the Indians, none of the conspirators whose work this dreadful deed doubtless could be discovered. The following is the jury’s

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