Fonds 77-002 - Native Studies photographic collection.

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Native Studies photographic collection.

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  • 1812-1930 (Creation)
    Native Studies photographic collection.

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392 photographs.

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This collection of photographs was received in the Archives via the Native Studies Department. It is unknown who collected the photographs from the various repositories. The photographs were collected from the Public Archives of Canada, the Public Archives of Manitoba, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Archives of Ontario, the Saskatchewan Archives, the American Museum of Natural History, and from an unidentified news agency in Kenora, Ontario.

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This collection of photographs comes from the Library and Archives of Canada, Archives of Ontario, Saskatchewan Archives, Public Archives of Manitoba, Royal Ontario Museum and the American Museum of Natural History. Subjects include native peoples, immigrants, Riel Rebellion, surveys, and early explorers.

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The Native Studies photographs were received in the archives via the Native Studies Department.


The photographs are arranged according to repository and then alphabetically by subject.

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Copies may be obtained from the originating repository. However, since they were created prior to 1949, they are in the public domain under current copyright law.

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FINDING AIDBox The Public Archives of Canada


1 Athabasca Transport, 1910
2 Blackfoot Indian
3 Joseph Brant
4 Village of the Cedars, Lower Canada, rapids, 1838
5 Samuel de Champlain, Jacques Cartier, Captain Vancouver
6 Crow Indians
7 Eskimo woman
8 Geological Survey of Canada, 1879-1905
9 Immigrants, 1902-1914 - 13 photos

10 Indians (general) 29 photos

11 Indian Passion Play, Kamploops, BC
12 Iroquois Indians
13 Jesuit Martyrs
14 Legal Surveys, 1918-1925
15 Logging, Yukon Territory
16 Hon. William McDougall, Minister of Public Works, 1869; 1895
17 Manitoba Indian Treaty, 1871
18 Hon. Alexander Morris
19 North American Boundary Commission, 1872

20 North West Mounted Police, 1874-75
21 North West Rebellion, 1885 - 21 photos
22 Prince of Wales Visit, Charlottetown, 1860
23 Red River - Fort Douglas, 1824, 1825
24 Settler, 1870; 1900-1918

25 Six Nations Reserve, 1886
26 Surveys (general) 1887; 1910
27 Treaty Number 9, 1905-06; 1929-30
28 Miscellaneous portraits (Capt. Bagot, 1881; Capt Chater 1881; Lorne; Sewell; Capt Percival, 1881
29 Miscellaneous Photographs (Theatre, Ottawa, 1867; two children, child with gun, 1908; factory worker c. 1917)
30 Miscellaneous Prints (Life of George Washington; Fall of Braddock)

Public Archives of Manitoba

1 Archibald, Adams George and Mrs. Adams George, Collections, 1870-72
2 Boulton, Charles Arkoll, collection 1897-98
3 Boundary Commission, 1872-1874
4 Hime collection - store, Red River, 1857-58
5 Hudson Bay Company and Joseph McDougall Collection, 1885-87
6 Ile-A-la-Crosse, 1874
7 Indian collection, 1870-1956
8 Alexander Morris Collection c. 1885
9 North West Mounted police, 1874-1885
10 North West Rebellion

11 North west rebellion Collection, 1885 - 59 photos Box Folder

12 Red River settlement, disturbances 1852-1870
13 Riel, Mrs. Louis, Senior
14 Scott, Thomas
15 Schultz, John Christian, Collection
16 Simpson, Wemyss Mackenzie and Mrs. W.M. (Anne Ironside Simpson), collection
17 Smith, donald A. and Mrs. Donald A. Collection (Lord and Lady Strathcona)

Royal Ontario Museum

1 General Burgoyne
2 Samuel de Champlain
3 Fort Duquesne Evacuation 1758
4 Fort Garry and Old Fort Garry
5 Fort Pelly, N.W.T.
6 Fort Pitt, Defense of 1885
7 Fort William
8 Michilimackinac
9 Ok Oukah Ulah et alia
10 Red River and Dawson Route 1870
11 Red River - Fort Douglas 1825
12 Tecumseh, Death of (Battle of the Thames, 1813)
13 Winnipeg, 1868

(Note: all the items in this folder are photographs of sketches or drawings)

Ontario Archives

1 Abitibi - Abitibi river 1905-06
2 Albany river - Fort Albany, 1905
3 Alderville reserve c. 1940-45
4 Bear Island - Temagami (half-breed school) 1906
5 Biscotasing, 1906; 1918
6 Canadian Pacific Railway - work gang
7 Carpenter, Joe and family c. 1905
8 Chaplaeu (Chief Cheesequinine) 1906
9 Flying Post, 1906
10 Fort Hope, 1905
11 Fort Metachewan, 1906
12 Fort Metagami, 1906

13 Fort Qu'Appelle, Assiniboia, N.W.T.
14 James Bay Treaty, 1905
15 Moose River - Moose Factory, 1905
16 New Brunswick House, 1906
17 New Post, 1905
18 North west rebellion, 1885
19 Osnaburg, 1905 (Blind Chief Missalog)

Saskatchewan Archives

1 Bear Shield (kyi-otan), Blackfoot Indian
2 Big Bear
3 Big Bear, Poundmaker et alia, 1885
4 East End Post - Indian grave
5 Fort Ellice
6 Fort Qu'Appelle, 1878-1900
7 Fort Pitt, 1878-1886
8 Imasees (Indian)
9 Indians and Whites, probably watching a dance c. 1905
10 North West Rebellion, 1885

American Museum of Natural History


  1. Bella Kula (Bella Coola), British Columbia - Indians
    2 Connecticut, United states - fighting indians (drawings)
    3 Fort Rupert, B.C. - potlatch
    4 Indian Band, British Columbia
    5 Indian Sun Dance Ceremony, 1892 Piegan reserve, Alberta
    6 Indians - United States (drawings)
    7 Indians - United States (photos by Rodman Wanamaker)
    8 Massasoit and Governor Carver, Massachusetts
    9 "The Spirit of '76"
    10 James Tait and wife
    11 U.S. Army men and scouts, Arizona News Photographs
    12 Kenora - Ancinabe Park Occupation July - August 1974 - 9 photos

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