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.0.5
Style or Pattern:
loops, edging, triangles, squares
Fig.1 - Missing Beads - Front top edge - due to handling and use;
Fig.2 - Fraying - Front top right - due to handling and use;
Fig.3 - Missing Beads - Front bottom right side - due to handling and use;
Fig.4 - Loose Threads - Front top right edge - due to handling and use;
Fig.5 - Remnant - Front top left edge - due to handling and use;
Fig.6 - Hole - Front top center edge - 0.2cm - due to handling and use;
Fig.7 - Dirt - Front top inside - due to handling, use and previous storage conditions;
Fig.8 - Dirt - Back center - due to handling, use and previous storage conditions;
Fig.9 - Remnant - Back bottom right side - due to handling and use