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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.


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Exhibition Lacrosse Game Before Prince Arthur | (1869)



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




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  




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 







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 





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




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  




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




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





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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