Fonds 04-004 - Don Whiteside fonds

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Don Whiteside fonds

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  • 1969-1990 (Creation)
    Don Whiteside

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45 cm of textual records
43 cassette tapes
ca. 40 slides

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Don Whiteside (Sin-a-paw) was born in New York in 1931, the son of Thereon Harvey and Dorothy (Reid) Whiteside. He married Alvina Helen Adams in 1956 and had five children. A native author, Whiteside served with the United States military in Korea. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1967 and within a few years began working with the Canadian government in various departments: the Department of Regional Economic Expansion; the Department of Secretary of State; and the Department of Health and Welfare. He also taught at Manitou Community College and was director of the Ontario Genealogical Society. He died in 1993.

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Fonds was in the custody of National Library of Canada before it was acquired by Trent University Archives via Professor David Newhouse in 2000.

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Fonds consists of reviews and reports by Don Whiteside. Also included are research materials, correspondence, cassette tapes, and slides of Native peoples and communities.

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Fonds acquired in 2000 via Professor David Newhouse.


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Box 1


  1. Report by Whiteside, 1974: Efforts to Develop Aboriginal Political Associations in Canada 1850-1965
  2. Book reviews by Don Whiteside
  3. Report by Whiteside, 1982: A Look Into Indian History
  4. Report by Whiteside, 1979: Indians in Upper Canada from 1846-1885, with special reference to half-breed Indians and the development of political associations. The Circle is Broken.
  5. Reports by Whiteside, 1969-1972
  6. Reports by Whiteside, 1973-1974
  7. Reports by Whiteside, 1975-1976
  8. Reports by Whiteside, 1977-1980
  9. Reports and information obtained by Whiteside for research purposes
  10. Prints of Native posters and miscellaneous artwork
  11. Miscellaneous pictures and postcards
  12. Miscellaneous: includes two maps, one showing the "Indian Bands of Canada" and their linguistic affiliations, and the second showing land claims by tribes
  13. General correspondence and invoices, 1973-1976
  14. General correspondence, 1977-1978
  15. General correspondence, 1979-1981
  16. General correspondence, undated and 1982-1995, not inclusive
  17. Report by Whiteside: Indians, Indians, Indians: a selected bibliography and resource guide concerning aboriginal people (Indians, Metis, Inuit)
  18. A review of the Globe; summaries of Globe articles
  19. Miscellaneous documents: copyright documents, a list of aboriginal newspapers published in Canada in 1975, a list of major aboriginal political voluntary associations in Canada by date of formation - 1630-1976. Also includes Don Whiteside's diploma from Manitou College, and a diary of historical events
    Loose: Report by Whiteside, 1974: Cultural Integrity versus Social Science Research. A report for Social Research Division, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

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Cassette Tapes

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  1. Where Have All The Indians Gone? Part 1
  2. Where Have All The Indians Gone? Part 2
  3. Parliament Hill Violence, Sept 30, 1974 #1
  4. Parliament Hill Violence, Sept 30, 1974 #2
  5. Cindy Anderson, Oct 5, 1974
  6. Harry Daniels, April 12, 1979
  7. Ties that bind - past, present, and future, Feb. 10, 1983
  8. Dr. Law's Speech, Nov, 1986 #1
  9. Dr. Law's Speech, Nov, 1986 #2
  10. Fort George, P.Q.
  11. Brian Maracle, Trouble Looms Over Future Indian Act Changes, March 9, 1982
  12. James Bay Meeting - Ottawa
  13. James Bay Meeting - Montreal, 1972
  14. Board of Directors
  15. Our Native Land, March 24, 1984
  16. NAIC Meeting, 1972
  17. Second Battle of Wounded Knee
  18. Oraw Lyons - Indian government
  19. Goals for Native Americans by Jack Forbes, The Ghost Dance
  20. Rice and Dumont. Building of Railway
  21. Concerns of the James Bay Cree
  22. Don Whiteside, CHUM FM, Feb. 14, 1990, Re: Pro smokers lobby
  23. Interviews with Dr. Howard Adams about Metis people
  24. Willie Mitchell
  25. Native Country - Shin goose
  26. Willie Dunn
  27. Peyote chants
  28. Two and Three worlds
  29. From the land of Blackfeet - Pat Kennedy and Blackfeet Singers
  30. Ecstast of Rita Joe
  31. Underneath the Blue Canadian Sky - David Campbell
  32. Russell Means talks
  33. Cree Legends of James Bay
  34. Native Songs and Dances
  35. These Are Our Words - David Campbell
  36. Immigrant Songs - David Campbell
  37. Delorim - God is Red
  38. Songs of Muskogee Creek
  39. Sioux Grass Songs and Round Dances
  40. Comanche Peyotte Songs, #1
  41. Comanche Peyotte Songs, #2
  42. Histories et Chants Indien
  43. Indian Rights, 1988

Memos; pictures of Native people, communities, art, and traditions

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