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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

News of Chief Joseph’s Death (1881)

Index: Newspaper Clippings & Other Extracts Related To Kahnawà:kenewspapers in a stack b



The news of Chief Joseph’s sudden and untimely death was read with deep interst by thousands throughout Canada and the United States yesterday. His work and intelligence were recognized throughout this continent, and friends and foes alike looked upon him as a man of power. Owing to Caughnawaga being inaccessible to ordinary means of communication, some inaccuracies have crept into the reports hitherto given of the circumstances attending his death. All that is known at present of the manner of his death is …. told. Continue reading

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

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

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Note: This is a loose translation from the original French.

John.A. Canadian of Caughnawa, son of the late “Big John” Canadian, who gained a world-wide reputation by jumping the Lachine Rapids in a canoe, died yesterday afternoon at Saint-Mary’s Hospital at the age of 72.

He himself also had  a daring reputation because he had accompanied his father in several of his voyages over the rapids. Continue reading

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South Western, Kings & Albert | Maliseet Malecite | Milford St-John, Norton, Scotch Settlement, Apohaqui, Havelock (1911)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

Index: The Maliseet in Canadian Census Records


This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations). The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada – Marriage Records contains many of the same surnames as well as others.

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