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Chronological Index: Historical Newspaper Clippings Related To Kahnawà:ke

Newspaper articles and various documents  have always been a rich source of data for family historians and genealogists. For those researching their Aboriginal roots they are particularly useful resources because they frequently include surname variations which can then help us when combing through core 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 Kahnawakke.

Note: These documents are from non-Native sources, thus they frequently reflect the prejudices, patronizing attitudes, misunderstandings or different world-view of those who are not  from Kahnawà:ke .




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


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

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

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  

Caughnawaga Exhibition (1885)  

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


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

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

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

Bribed Three Indians (1896) | Surnames: None 






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


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  


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

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


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

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  

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


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

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

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

Iroquois Indians To Observe Centenary (1945) Surnames: Bernard, Tonsahoten  Added Jan 2015

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


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

1960s and later

Bantas Sink Roots In Bourbon County (1980) Surnames: Banta, Hemlock  Added Jan 2015

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