18 cm of graphic material. - ca. 50 photographs : b&w
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Chief Shingwaukonse (1773-1854), also known as Chief Shingwauk and Little Pine, was a chief of the Garden River Ojibways. Shingwauk, was born south of Lake Superior and moved to Garden River Ontario in 1836. He rose to prominence fighting in the war of 1812.
In 1935, he converted to the Church of England, as did two of his sons, Augustine and Buhkwujjenene. However, Native beliefs continued to inform his life. Shingwaukonse traveled in 1832 to York to petition Sir John Colborne , lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada, for a school for his people.
From 1827-1854 he developed a new native rights and self-determination strategy which envisioned "Teaching Wigwams" throughout Anishnabek lands to provide an European style education. His vision was carried on by his sons, Augustin (1800-1890), Buhkwujjenene (1811-1900), John Askin (1863-1919), and George Menissino (1839-1923).
In his later years Shingwaukonse became a leading advocate of Native resource rights, including access to revenues from mining and logging on Aboriginal lands.
Collection consists of photographs focusing on the period prior to Reverend E.F. Wilson's arrival in Sault Ste Marie. Collection includes photographs of the Pine family.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre