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Canafornian

Posted on 10/12/2015


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PON002 No 184 INDIAN TREATY, RAT PORTAGE, ON LAKE OF THE WOODS

PON002 No 184 INDIAN TREATY, RAT PORTAGE, ON LAKE OF THE WOODS
PHOTOGRAPH
7.75 x 4.25 cm (without border)

Date: Not evident - likely late 1800s

Publisher: Trueman & Caple Photograpers SW Cor. Cordova and Cambie Sts., Vancouver, B.C.
Photographer: No other photographer is identified on this photo card, A glass plate of this image exists in the City of Vancouver Archives and the photographer is listed as Norman Caple.

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appaloosa
appaloosa
Interesting history. I'm guessing this photo probably dates back to pre-confederation, when British and French forces were still squabbling over territory.

Rat Portage (Portage-aux-Rats) is now known as Kenora - located close to the Manitoba border. I'm guessing the First Nations people shown in this pic must be Ojibwe, and possibly Métis. They were colonized by the Jesuits, and would have traded (furs) heavily with the French settlers.
Theirs is a sad history, as both sides during the Seven Years War (British and French forces) exploited the Native American population for territory,gain and profit.
9 months ago.