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Bill of lading for canoe.

Reproduction of a bill of lading for a canoe that left Montreal for the Upper Lakes, ca. 1800. Materials on the canoe included twist and carrot (varieties of tobacco), shrub (a bottled cocktail) and high wines (brandy) as well as equipment needed for the voyage including a kettle, an oilcloth, a sponge, a length of rope, an axe, a pail, and guns.

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Birchbark scroll.

Reproduction of a birchbark scroll [mide-wiigwaas] described as having been owned by a member of the Ojibwe [Anishinaabeg] Midewiwin, or a member of the Grand Medicine Society. The scroll represents the degrees of membership that the owner had passed through.

Indian Voices record.

One record titled "Indian Voices." Side one is titled Songs and Chants and includes works from the Folklore Branch of the National Museum of Canada [now the Canadian Museum of History] including 1. Love Song (Assiniboine) [Hohe Nakota], 2. Messianic chant (Assiniboine) [Hohe Nakota], 3. Song of ridicule to a brave (Ojibwe), 4. Lullaby (Miꞌkmaq). Side 2 includes broadcasts from the CBC including 1. Chief, Ontario, 2. Reserve housewife, Alberta, 3. George Clutesi, author, 3. Chief, Vancouver Island.

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Jackdaw Publications Indians of Canada collection.

  • SCA377-GA439
  • Fonds
  • 1969

Collection of reproductions of archival materials relating to the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The collection includes reproductions of maps, a treaty, and a record of Indigenous songs and more.

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Jesuit map of the Great Lakes.

Reproduction of a map of the Great Lakes area by Jesuits. Noted on the map of locations of Indigenous communities and Jesuit missions between the Mississippi river and Lake Ontario. Features of note on the map include the name of Lakes Michigan and Superior (given here as Lakes Illinois and Tracy respectively) as well as a note about the presence of a European settlement in the South East, and of a European ship at the mouth of the Albany River, as well as the building of a fort and house likely by employees of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Society of Jesus

Map of new discoveries in North America.

Reproduction of a map showing new areas 'discovered' by British colonists in North America. The areas shown on the map include present day North West Territories, Nunavut, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Western Ontario, Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Montana. Noted on the map are areas on which Indigenous groups lives, rivers, lakes, and notes about land formations and tips on things included river rapids, fishing areas, and where to find coal.


Speech from James Isham journal.

Reproduction of a page from the journal of James Isham kept while he was at York Factory, Hudson Bay, in 1743. The page documents a speech given by an unknown Indigenous chief discussing the upcoming trading season and an entreat to traders to not engage in cheating behaviour.

Isham, James

The Manitoban.

Reproduction of pages 2 and 3 of the newspaper The Manitoban for October 11, 1873. The paper discusses the signing of Treaty 3 between Lieutenant-Governor Alexander Morris and the Cree and Ojibwe nations. Other articles in the paper include a report on Ambroise Lepine and the execution of Thomas Scott as well as reports of Indigenous 'unrest' in Saskatchewan.

The Manitoban

Treaty No.7.

Reproduction of Treaty No.7 between Lieutenant-Governor and Indian Superintendent of the North-West Territories David Laird, Commissioner of the North-West Mounted Police James Macleod, and the Blood [Kainai], Blackfoot Confederacy [Siksikaitsitapi] and Piegan [Piikáni] nations. This treaty was signed by Crowfoot [Isapo-Muxika], chief of the Siksika First Nation.

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