Surviving and Thriving Against all Odds: Metis at Sault Sainte Marie

A collection of articles, drawings, paintings and photos relating to the Metis people at Sault Ste. Marie.

Please remember that these articles usually are quite narrow and sometimes objectionable, but contain a wealth of information.  Joanne

 

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Fishing at Saint Mary’s River, Sault Sainte Marie, 1901

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From George Bryce, The Remarkable History of the Hudson’s Bay Company Toronto, 1900.

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Halfbreed Lodge Nr Sault Ste Marie, by Henry Crease, British Columbia Archives

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Fishing in St. Mary’s River. Collection of Sault Ste. Marie Public Library Archives.

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Fishing in Lake Superior, Library and Archives Canada

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Hudson’s Bay Post, Sault Ste. Marie, 1863. Painted by William Armstrong, 1911, Toronto Public Library

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Sault Ste. Marie

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Fishermen at the Soo

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G. N. Bartlett, ca. 1908

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G. N. Bartlett, ca. 1908

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Sault Ste. Marie ca. 1888

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Hudson’s Bay Blockhouse, Sault Ste. Marie, G. N. Bartlett, ca. 1908

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. G. N. Bartlett, ca. 1908

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“A Good catch of Fish”, Sault Ste Marie. Ontario, G. N. Bartlett, ca. 1908

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Canadian Illustrated News, Sault Ste. Marie, Aug. 3, 1872

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Canadian Illustrated news, July 30, 1870

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Indian Settlement, Sault Ste. Marie, 1869, Library and Archives Canada

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Random Articles and Pictures

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Fall of St. Mary’s, Lake Superior, 1821, National Gallery of Canada

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Description of Metis at Sault Ste. Marie, 1856

Falls of St. Mary's, Lake Superior, American Side, 1821, National Gallery of Canada (enhanced).jpg

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Fishing at the Sault

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Half Breed Mail Carriers, Sault, Rockport Weekly Democrat, November 27, 1858

Berdoe Mohawk Mail Carriers

Berdoe Amherst Wilkinson, The Mail Carried Across Lake Huron from Penetanguishene to Sault Ste-Marie. March 1853. Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. R9266-422 Peter Winkworth Collection of Canadiana Copyright: expired. [Some versions of this say that the mail carriers are “Half-breeds”.]

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Sault Ste Marie, American side

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The Canadian Courier, Vol. III, No. 26, May 30, 1908 Metis often worked clearing brush for the railroads.

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Gaff-rigged ship on river, 1821, National Gallery of Canada

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Province of Ontario Highway Map

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Globe, June 29, 1858

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Globe, June 29, 1858

 

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario G.N. Bartlett, ca. 1908 Shooting the Rapids

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Half-breed Voyageurs, Globe, June 21, 1855

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