.1 cm of graphic material. - 4 photographs : b&w, tin type postives ; 8.5 x 5.5 cm and 9 x 5.5 cm
The first photograph on this page is of Laura and Marion Beesaw. Laura Beesaw (Petausegagua) arrived at Shingwauk on August 18, 1881. Marion Beesaw (Ahkubigezheg-oogua, ENDLESS DAY) arrived on September 24, 1882. Laura and Marion were the daughters of Augustine and Mary Beesaw of Serpent River, Ontario. Laura and Marion belonged to the Ojibway tribe and Roman Catholic Church. Although Laura spoke little English when she arrived, she made fair progress in her studies overall. After one year, in June of 1882, Laura returned home and died shortly after. Marion was considered a wholly untaught child when she arrived at Shingwauk. Marion stayed at Shingwauk for seven years, leaving in August of 1889 for home.
The second photograph on this page is of Edward Jackson. Edward (Nateme, STARTS FIRST) arrived at Shingwauk on August 24, 1876, from Walpole Island, Ontario. Edward belonged to the Ojibway tribe and was a member of the Church of England. He trained to be a carpenter. Edward's progress in English was fair and he was noted to be a very good carpenter. Edward left Shingwauk in June of 1879 after three
years. Shortly after, he gained employment as a carpenter at Shingwauk and was married. Later records concerning Edward tell that he separated from his wife and began living with another woman. During his time at Shingwauk, Edward was student no. 78.