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Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:ke

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

 

Newspaper articles and various documents  have always been a rich source of data for family historians and genealogists. For those researching their Aboriginal roots (or local histories) they are particularly useful because they frequently include surname variations which can then help us when combing through traditional genealogical sources such as church and census records. This is an index – in chronological order – of extracts from a variety of resources that I’ve run across while researching topics related to Kahnawak:ke. Many were originally extracted from Google Newspaper Archives which are no longer accessible. If you’re interested, I believe most of the articles are  available from behind the paywalls of certain organizations such as the New York Times.

IMPORTANT: If you are new to this topic, please consider always that the information in these documents is filtered through a non-First Nations point of view; thus, it frequently reflects the prejudices, or well-meaning but patronizing attitudes and/or misunderstandings of outsiders. I avoid transcribing from more objectionable texts but I feel it is valuable to listen to whatever wisps of First Nations experience that do float through these recounts from past centuries.

 

newspapers in a stack

 

THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

 


1860s


 

Exhibition Lacrosse Game Before Prince Arthur | (1869)


1870s


 

The Conversion of the Oka Indians (1877) | Kanenrakenhiate, Morrison, Mercier, Dougall, de Laronde, Matthewson, Rivet

 

Expulsion Of The Whites From The Indian Reserve (1878) | Surnames: Dawes, Giroux, Laurier, Meloche, Poirier

 

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

 


1880s


 

White Farmers in Caughnawaga (1880) | Surnames: Beauvais, Delisle, DeLormer, Jocks, Murray, Williams

 

White Settlers In Caughnawaga | Sir John A. Macdonald via Indian Affairs (1880) | Surname: DeLorimier

 

News of Chief Joseph’s Death (1881) 

 

Marriage of Grand Chief Jocks to Miss Josephine Marlin (1882) |Surnames: Jocks, Marlin

 

A WEDDING AT CAUGHNAWAGA (1882) | Surnames: Jacob, Burtin, Jamieson, Jacks, Jackson, Murray, Laurance

 

The Caughnawaga Ploughing Match (1883) | Surnames: Tehoniataronwe, Montour, Jocks, Sky, Phillips, Daillebout, Patton, DeLorimier, Leaf 

 

The Caughnawaga School (1883) | Surnames: Fletcher  

 

Caughnawaga Indians Join The Circus (1883) | Surnames: Barnes 

 

A Canadian Voyageur Drowned In The Nile (1884) | Surnames: Captaine Capitaine), Meglund

 

Grand Chief Louis Morris, Itiaorakaron (1885) | Surnames: Morris  

 

The Epidemic (1885) | Surnames: Pare  

 

Caughnawaga Exhibition (1885)  

 

Ex-Chief Delisle (1886) | Surnames: De Lisle

 

The Caughnawaga Murder (1888) | Surnames: Brousseau, Corneiller, Jocks, Lefort, Jacobs, Patton

 

Lachine Rapids Descent (1889) | Surnames: Lazare, Reid, Cross-the-River

 

Fire At Caughnawaga (1889) | Surnames: Jocks, Murray, Lalonde

 

Indians Have A Grievance (1898) | Surnames: Two-Canoe  

 


1890s


 

Bribed Three Indians (1896) | Surnames: None

 

Caughnawaga Chief To Visit Queen Victoria (1898) | Surname: Tehuhonevake

 

Payments For Mail Transportation in Quebec (1890) | Surnames: Desparois, de Lorimier

 

Indians And Elections (1892) | Surnames: Ah-na-ta-ka-rias, Dailleboust, Delisle, Grey, Hill, Irea, Okay, Peter, Tarbell

 

Political World (1893) | Surnames: none  

 

A Convert Baptised In The Indian Church (1894) | Surnames: Deer, Ononkwatkowa, Forbes

 

Bribed Three Indians (1896) | Surnames: None 

 

 

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

 


1900s


 

Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) | Surnames: Boucher, Boudras, Bourget, Brosseau, Demers, Dorais, Jacobs, Laberge, Mallette, Mercier, Viau

 

Chief of the Caughnawaga Indians (1902) | Surname: Sky 

 

VISIT THE INDIANS (1906) | Surnames: Bruyais, Granger, Thanenrison, Twenitaneken, Walworth, Sicotte  

 

Train Crashes Into Station (1909) | Surname: Goodleaf, DeLisle 

 

 


1910s


 

Kissed Every Girl In Town, His Boast (1910) | Surnames: Deer, Patton

 

Lay In Ambush (1911) Surnames: Beaudin, Bourette, Cyr, Jocks, St-Mars

 

Short On Salaries (1913) | Surname: Jacobs

 

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

 

Caughnawaga Teachers (1918) | Surnames: Beaudin, Beauvais, Doherty, Regis, Thomson

 

Indian Chief Considers Military Act Unfair (1918) | Surnames: Delisle, Scar Face Bear, White Cloud

 


1920s


 

Iroquois Memorial to the League of the Iroquois, Ga-wan-ka in the Adirondacks (1920)  March 2021

 

Beauvais, Guide, of ‘Noble Lineage’ (1921) | Surname: Beauvais  March 2021

Picnic At Caughnawaga (1923) | Surnames: Kentaratiron,Two Axe

 

Caughnawaga Council – Mayor Joseph Canadian and Two Members Re-elected (1924) | Surnames: Albany, Canadian, Phillips, Norton, DeLisle, Montour, Lacombe, Jacobs, Beauvais

 

Chief Great Fire (Big John’s grandson) of Caughnawaga in New York’s Central Park (1927)  March 2021

 

Mayor Beauvais Dead (1927) | Surnames: Beauvais, Maloney, Stacey

 

Legal Fight to Determine if Indian is “Foreign” (1927) | Surnames: Diabo

 

Defect in Steering Wheel (1928) | Surnames: Lefort, Lazarre  

 


1930s


 

Indian Dead On Tracks (1930) | Surnames: Diabo, Dorais, Jocks, Prince

 

Motoring Accident Has Fatal Issue (1930) | Surnames: Jocks, Latour

 

Angus Skye, 16 of Caughnawaga, Drowned While Cycling Home (1930) | Surnames: Skye, White, Deer, Jocks

 

Many Seek Honors (1931) | Surnames: Delisle, Jacobs, Jocks, Johns, Lacombe, Lawrence, Martin, McComber, Paul, Standup, Skye, Williams

  

Runaway Is Found (1931) | Surnames: Delisle, Jocks, Rice

 

Dark Angel Visits Caughnawaga With Tidings of Chief White Cloud’s Death (1931) | Surnames: Atrenho, Canadian/Canadien, Jocks

 

Pair Celebrates Golden Wedding (1932) | Surnames: Delisle, Patton 

 

Identification Is Held Insufficent (1932) | Surnames: Beauvais, Boudrias, de Lorimier, Poirier

 

CAUGHNAWAGA TO BE EN-FETE TODAY (1932) | Surnames: Atrenho, Canadian, Tosini 

 

Man’s Strange Disappearance 15 Years Ago Linked With Discovery (1933) | Surnames: Decaire (Dicaire), Goodleaf, Fontaine, Jargaille, Jocks, Lasnier, Mayo, Robertson

 

Chief’s Widow to Fight Extradition (1933) | Surnames: Canadian, Crankshaw, Delisle, Phillips, Tosini

 

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

 

Indian Drowns In Peculiar Manner (1934) | Surname: Delaronde, Jocks

 

Indian Consecrated (1934) | Surname: Jacobs

 

Gets Damages For Slip On Tramway (1935) | Surname: Jacobs

 

Indians on Warpath (1935) | Surnames: Boyer, Jacobs

 

Visits To Caughnawaga Schools (1935) | Surnames: Westcott

 

Indian To Marry In This City Today (1936) | Surnames: Jacobs, Snow 

 

John Canadian, Obituary (1936) | Surnames: Canadian, French, Jacobs, Filiatrault, Robin, Jodoin, Newell

  

John Canadian, Obituary (1936) | Surnames: Canadian,French, Jacobs, Filiatrault, Robin, Jodoin, Newell

 

Car Hits Man, Goes On (1938) | Surnames: Hebert, Whitebean

 

Iroquois Decry Paleface Rule (1938) | Surnames: Delisle, Garlow

 

Workman Is Killed At International Bridge (1938) | Surname: Steacy (Stacey)

 

Caughnawaga Farmer Held For Firing Pistol (1938) | Brasseur, Gordon, Jocks

 


1940s


 

Man, Wife Rescued During Hotel Fire (1940) | Surnames: Canadian, Dumas, Pare, Roche, Tosini

 

Land Seizure Quashed (1940) | Surnames: Cross, Diabo, Rice  

 

Four Persons Injured (1941) | Surnames: Diabo, Jocks, Martel, Poirier

 

Indian’s Death Accidental (1941) | Surnames: Stacey

 

Chief Red Eagle Dies in 48th Year (1941) | Surnames: Beauvais, Kan-at-ak-ien-iate, Stacey

 

Caughnawaga Debates Merits of Three Candidates for Grand Chief’s Post (1941) | Delisle, Diabo, Williams, Woodland

 

Lady Roddick’s Poetry On Her Indian Friends (1942)

 

Man Injured As Car Overturns (1943) | Surnames: Snow, Stalk

  

Veterans Return From War Front (1944) | Surname: Jacobs

 

Sales Tax Case Against Indians Hinges on Quebec-Federal Powers (1944) | Surname: Williams

 

Iroquois Indians To Observe Centenary (1945) Surnames: Bernard, Tonsahoten

 

Indian Bazaar Slated (1946) | Surname: Poking Fire

 

Chief Poking Fire Has Pow-wow To Proclaim Coming Festivities (1948)

 

Past And Future Meet in Caughnawa (1949) | Surnames: Beauvais, Bechard, Bernier, Jacobs, Karhaienton, Lalonde, Piche, Tekakwitha

 

 


1950s


 

Indians Camped On Delaware River Wear Plastic Helmet Headdresses (1950) | Surnames: Montour

 

Quebec Indians Seize Sports Show Spotlight | (1952) | Surnames: Deer (?)

 

Drowning Near The Mercier Bridge (1953) | Surname: Diabo

 

Chief Poking Fire Pokes – But Only Ashes Left (1954)

 

New Council Elected At Caughnawaga (1958) | Surnames: Albany, Beauvais, Deer, Lazare, Marquis, Woodlands

 

Chief Poking Fire, Gathering Words (+ Up In The Skies, Redpath Finder, Little Carrying Name) (1958)

 

 

 


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