Chief of the Caughnawaga Indians
Mr. Joseph Sky, eighty-three years old, a chief of the Caughnawaga Indians, died on Tuesday night at his home in Caughnawaga, N.Y. He was elected chief in 1852, wand was chief when the first Indian lacrosse team went to Europe. He was chief when King Edward visited Canada in 1860. He was a noted Athlete. The chief was with Dawson when he surveyed the route to Manitoba over which the troops went at one time. Continue reading
From the archives of The Sunday Chronicle (1921)
DISABLED STEAMER – Rapids King is Beached in St. Lawrence River Rapids –
Ogdensburg, N.Y., July 16.- Strenuous efforts were being made tonight to remove 330 passengers form the steamer Rapids King, of the Canada Steamship Line, which was disabled in the Long Sault Rapids of the St. Lawrence River late today. The craft was disabled by the breaking of a rudder chain. the tiller was used to beach the vessel in seven feet of raging waters. No boats were able to approach the disabled raft because of the swiftness of the current.
Reverse of Postcard
Mr. S. Bendit, 371 Broadway, New York City, New York
This is an early twentieth century postcard of
Big John of Caughnawaga/Kahnawake shooting the Lachine Rapids.