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  • Mount Elgin Industrial School, 1909
        Mount Elgin Institute, circa 1909. By the late 1800s, with enrollment at 86 students, overcrowding had become a major problem and the original school building (seen here behind the new four-storey residence) was in poor shape. In 1896, the Department of Indian Affairs, with funds appropriated from band accounts, constructed ...
      Mount Elgin Institute, circa 1909. By the late 1800s, with enrollment at ...
  • Manito: An Indian Love Poem
        A 19th century poem written by William McDonnell on Lindsay, Ontario in the 19th century and originally printed in booklet form in 1884 and was titled "Manita. A Poem being An Indian Legend of Sturgeon Point, Ontario." The re-print was written by Gus Rideout and was titled "Manito. An Indian ...
      A 19th century poem written by William McDonnell on Lindsay, Ontario in ...
  • Manita. A poem being an Indian Legend of Sturgeon Point, Ontario
        A 19th century poem written by William McDonnell on Lindsay, Ontario in the 19th century and originally printed in booklet form in 1884. A re-print was written by Gus Rideout and was titled "Manito. An Indian Love Poem." "There was this handsome, courageous and compassionate young Iroquois chief who fell ...
      A 19th century poem written by William McDonnell on Lindsay, Ontario in ...
  • The Royal Proclamation, 1763
        A copy of The Royal Proclamation of 1763, also referred to as "The Indian Bill of Rights". It was signed by King George III of England following the Seven Years War, recognizing Indigenous title to land and resources. This proclamation formed the basis for Treaties, recognizing Indigenous claims to land, ...
      A copy of The Royal Proclamation of 1763, also referred to as ...
  • The Indian Act
        The Indian Act is the primary law the federal government uses to administer Indian status, local First Nations governments and the management of reserve land. It also outlines governmental obligations to First Nations peoples. The Indian Act pertains to people with Indian Status; it does not directly reference non-status First ...
      The Indian Act is the primary law the federal government uses to ...
  • Alderville Manual Labour School plaque
        One of several technical training institutions operating in Upper Canada during the first half of the 19th century, the Alderville Manual Labour School was established here by 1839 by Wesleyan Methodist missionaries. The school was designed, as were others of this type, to assimilate Native children into the Euro-Canadian society ...
      One of several technical training institutions operating in Upper Canada during the ...
  • The Great Wampum of Niagara, 1764
        A photo of The Great Wampum of Niagara, a Wampum Belt made in 1764. The Wampum consists of blue and white beads depicting the year of its creation (1764) separated by shapes similar to wheels on axles with two human-shaped figures in the center holding hands. The Great Wampum of ...
      A photo of The Great Wampum of Niagara, a Wampum Belt made ...
  • We Are All Treaty People: Indigenous History in Kawartha Lakes
        This exhibits endeavours to describe the history of Indigenous Peoples in the area of the now-called City of Kawartha Lakes. The City of Kawartha Lakes Public Library respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig lands and the traditional territory covered by the Williams Treaties. We are grateful for ...
      This exhibits endeavours to describe the history of Indigenous Peoples in the ...
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