Portrait of a young Indian boy from Shingwauk Mission

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Portrait of a young Indian boy from Shingwauk Mission
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Portrait of a young Indian boy from Shingwauk Mission

Black and white photograph on a sheet of iron metal shows a young boy in school uniform, with one hand resting on a wooden fence and another holding a hat. The Rev. Edward Francis Wilson was a missionary and a principal of residential school at Shingwauk, near Sault Ste. Marie, between 1872 and 1893. He and Mrs. Wilson came to Canada in 1868 and began working with the First Nations in the diocese of Algoma. Founded Shingwauk and Wawanish homes for First Nations children, as well as the Washakada home at Elkhorn. When his health failed he went to British Columbia and from 1893 to 1911 acted as rector of Salt Spring Island.