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.0.16; 2011-4_001_023
Style or Pattern:
cross, triangles, squares, rectangles
Fig.1 - Missing Beads - Top left side of front - due to handling and use;
Fig.2 - Loose Threads - Top left edge of front - due to untrimmed stitches;
Fig.3 - Missing Beads - Top center of front - due to handling and use;
Fig.4 - Missing Beads - Top right side of front - due to handling and use;
Fig.5 - Missing Beads - Missing Beads - Center right side of front - due to handling and use;
Fig.6 - Frayed Edge and Dirt - Right edge of front - due to handling, use and unfinished textile edges;
Fig.7 - Thread Ends - Bottom - due to untrimmed stitches