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".
Previuosly known as A2. WIL.0.10
Style or Pattern:
diamonds, stripes, hexagon
loom woven, handbeaded, handstitched
Fig.1 - Tension - Top right side - various areas - due to construction;
Fig.2 - Missing Beads - Front top of center - 2 beads - cyan, white - due to handling and use;
Fig.3 - Detached Beads - Front center of right side - due to construction