A2.WIL: The period concentrating on Reverend Edward Francis Wilson's arrival , and the subsequent building of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School , 1871-1892. Reverend E.F. Wilson was principal of the school from 1873 - 1892, and thereafter was relocated to Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
The A2.WIL.0 collection included bead work collected by Reverend E.F. Wilson and Archibald Wilson, Principal of Elkhorn, Residential School, Washakada. The bead work is most likely from the late 1800s. Mrs. Graham, a descendant of E.F. Wilson, graciously donated the bead work to the Shingwauk Project. She said, "I want these to go back to where they belong".
Previously known as A2.WIL.0.9
Style or Pattern:
heart, trim, concentric shapes
Fig.1 - Missing Beads and Loose Threads - Back top right edge - 3cm thread ends - due to handling and use;
Fig.2 - Loose Threads - Back top left edge - 3.5cm - due to handling and use;
Fig.3 - Knot and Loop - String - 0.7cm - due to handling and use;
Fig.4 - Missing Beads and Loose Threads - Front top right edge - 3 green beads - due to handling and use;
Fig.5 - Dirt - Front top left edge - 1.7x1.7cm - all beaded surfaces exhibit less concentrated traces - due to handling, use and previous storage;
Fig.6 - Missing Beads - Front top right center - 1 yellow bead - due to handling and use;
Fig.7 - Stain - Back top right edge - along the edge - due to handling, use and previous storage