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      53 Archival description results for Cree Nation

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      A. C. Garrioch fonds
      PR3961 · Fonds · 1889-1890

      The fonds contains a Cree Almanack written by Rev. A. C. Garrioch in 1889, and an 1890 letter from Garrioch concerning his missionary work. The almanac includes the Lord’s Prayer, the Creed, and the Ten Commandments written in syllabics.

      Garrioch, A. C.
      Adrian Hope fonds
      PR1746 · Fonds · 1954-1979

      The fonds consists of the personal records of Adrian Hope and includes day to day journals, a Métis Association of Alberta membership card, correspondence, the poem “The Fate of Jim Brady,” an audio recording of a CBC program where Adrian Hope discussed Métis history and his own history, an interview with Adrian Hope conducted by Terry Lusty, and an audio recording of the Saddle Lake Indian Days.

      Hope, Adrian
      Alex Miller fonds
      PR0129 · Fonds · 1979-1981

      The fonds consists of video records of Rellim Productions and has been divided into the following series: “Fliers Pioneering Canadian Aviation” records, “Jazz Unlimited” records, “Air Shows in Western Canada” records, and “Enoch Indian Days (Stony Indian Reserve)” records [of Enoch Cree Nation].

      Miller, Alex
      PR3250 · Fonds · 1957-1985

      The fonds consists of photographs of Scotty Murray, dignitaries from various bands, scenes in Gleichen and other locations, and various members of the bands that Scotty worked with. Textual records include reports, minutes, and regulations drafted or used by Scotty in his work with the [Maskwacis] Four Bands and other administrative areas of responsibility.

      Murray, Alexander (Scotty) Hamilton
      Alfred Rathgeber fonds
      PR1418 · Fonds · Copied 1984

      The fonds consists of copied images, originally dating circa (ca.) 1940 to 1955, predominantly 1950 to 1955, of sawmill operations on the Sunchild First Nation Reserve #202, and at Porcupine Hills, Alder Flats and Wenham Valley; the images include portable sawmills, logging trucks, camps, the hauling and loading of logs, as well as bridge construction over the North Saskatchewan River near the mouth of the Brazeau River, the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church and students in Winfield, Wenham Valley students, gravel loading at Buck Creek, the Sundre Stampede Rodeo, and a milk truck accident in Edmonton.

      Rathgeber, Alfred
      Anne Anderson fonds
      PR3963 · Fonds · 1976-1977

      The fonds contain a speech given by Anderson in St. Albert, a taped interview related to her efforts to preserve Cree culture, and photocopies of essays, speeches, and poems written by Anderson. Some of these photocopied records describe Indigenous and Métis life around St. Albert in the early 1900s. The fonds also includes a copy of Heritage magazine from 1976 with an article on Anderson’s involvement in Cree instruction.

      This fonds also contains audiotape records of an interview that Anderson conducted with Granny (Mary) Whitford in April 1971. Whitford was a well-known figure in the Eureka River community (located in Clear Hills County, Alberta), known to early settlers as available on call as doctor, nurse, or midwife before a doctor arrived in the area. She was well-known in the community for a life of service and for her dedication, making many long and hazardous journeys when her assistance was requested. In the interview, which is conducted in Cree, Whitford discussed her experiences and life with Anderson.

      Anderson, Anne
      Arrowhead Programme fonds
      PR0960 · Fonds · 1979

      The fonds includes Arrowhead Programme ’79 posters targeting Indigenous youth on topics such as alcoholism, health, depression, nutrition and other social issues.

      Arrowhead Programme
      PR0600 · Fonds · 1967-1970

      Fonds consists of certificate of incorporation, correspondence, newspaper clippings, memorandum, curriculum material, reports, membership lists, financial records, and minutes of the Beaverlodge-Hythe Head Start Society.

      Beaverlodge-Hythe Head Start Society
      PR2085 · Fonds · 1971-1983

      The fonds consists of copies of reports on Grande Cache, Alberta land development dating from the 1970s as well as correspondence relating to land claims in the Grand Cache area dating from the 1980s. The fonds also includes a report prepared by Carcajou Research Limited evaluating the public health, social community, economy, government, geography, administration, population, and organization of the Kehewin Cree Nation Reserve #123 from 1971-1979, published in 1980.

      Carcajou Research Limited
      Claude Roberto fonds
      PR3333 · Fonds · 1958-1993

      The fonds consist of administrative records of the Comité provincial des communications (ACFA) which studied broadcasting and other communications issues in Alberta, an audio tape with francophone Albertan folk music, news scripts in French from Radio-Canada, photographs of francophone Albertans Eugène Trottier and Maurice Lavallée and a certificate of Frédéric Boudreau, Codex Historicus de Lac La Biche, color photographs and negatives of Pow-Wows at Pigeon Lake and [Maskwacis] Hobbema.

      Also included are Claude Roberto’s theses for her Master and Ph.D. degrees, a manuscript of her book on chronic pain (co-authored), her articles pertaining to archives and to chronic pain, administrative papers of the Edmonton (Alberta) Nerve Pain Association, of the International Council of Archives, and the Bureau of Canadian Archivists (BCA), some material pertaining to the Oblates in Alberta and material collected while she collaborated with the Alberta’s French branch of Radio-Canada.

      Roberto, Claude
      Dr. J. Herbert Conroy fonds
      PR2385 · Fonds · 1886 - 1930

      The fonds consists of a Cree Language manual produced by C.O. Beauchenment, Montreal, 1886, used by Dr. J. Herbert Conroy and blank prescription forms belonging to Dr. J. Herbert Conroy dating from ca. 1930.

      Conroy, J. Herbert
      PR3949 · Collection · [ca. 1965]

      The collection consists of photographs of sites in Duffield, AB and members of Paul First Nation, Wabamum Reserve.

      Unknown donor
      Ethel Field fonds
      PR0196 · Fonds · 1966-1967

      Fonds consists of colour pastel portraits of various individuals created to record the history of the Province of Alberta.

      Field, Ethel
      Fires of Spring film reel
      PR3761 · Item · 1978, 2008
      Part of Provincial Archives of Alberta discrete items collection

      These records consist of a copy of Fires of Spring on 16mm film and a DVD copy of the same title. Fires of Spring is a 1978 documentary produced by the University of Alberta about the use of controlled fires for agricultural management. The film specifically focuses on the use of controlled fires by First Nations people in northern Alberta and features interviews with members of the Cree, Beaver, Dene, and Chipewyan nations regarding the traditional use of fire in land management. The film also features several University of Alberta faculty members discussing the importance of the practice.

      Folkways Records fonds
      PR2563 · Fonds · 1960 - 1968

      The fonds consists of records from the Folkways catalog including Canada's Story in Song (Folkways Records FW 3000, 1960), Folksongs of Saskatchewan (Folkways Ethnic Library FE 4312, 1968), Songs and Ballads of Northern Saskatchewan and Northern Manitoba (Folkways Records FW 8764, 1960), and Peter LaFarge Sings of the Cowboys(Folkways Records FA 2533).

      The fonds also includes Indian Music of the Plains (1961, Ethnic Folkways). The recording captures the music of the Cree, Assiniboine, Kainai and Siksika First Nations.

      Folkways Records
      Fort Chipewyan collection
      PR3390 · Collection · 1989

      The collection consists of photographs of various sites and people around Fort Chipewyan, Alberta during winter. All of the locations and some of the subjects are identified

      Unknown donor
      Gene Gregoret fonds
      PR3666 · Fonds · 1968-1980

      The fonds consists of release prints, A and B rolls, answer prints, inter-negatives, original camera rolls (negative and reversal), mixed soundtracks, and original audio reels created for Viator Films documentaries. Most of these films focus on Cree communities in northern Alberta. These titles are This Place—Chipewyan Lakes, Spring Beaver, 40 Yards of Canvas, The Craftsman, Voice of My Grandmother, Season of the Birch, Lac Ste. Anne Experience, and Trout Lake. These films cover a variety of topics including Cree oral traditions, beaver trapping, woodcarving, traditional canoe construction, teepee construction, the Lac Ste. Anne pilgrimage, and Catholic missionaries. There are also two films that focus on the Caribbean immigrant experience in Alberta or life in the Caribbean (Tradewinds: West Indians in Alberta and Sweet Barbados).

      The photographs depict various Cree subjects from Chipewyan Lakes, Trout Lake, and other northern Albertan communities. The textual material consists of editing notes, shot lists, and production diaries.

      Gregoret, Gene
      George Humfrey fonds
      PR3817 · Fonds · 1923

      The fonds consists of photographs taken by George Humfrey in Onion Lake, Alberta/Saskatchewan during Dominion Day celebrations on 1 July 1923. The photographs depict members of Onion Lake Cree Nation participating in the Dominion Day celebrations, though none of the subjects are identified.

      Humfrey, George
      Gerald Hutchinson fonds
      PR3861 · Fonds · 1957 - 1990

      The fonds consists of a photocopy of a transcript of the trail of Reverend James Evans, and a letter from R. Alder to Sir George Simpson concerning the Trail in 1846. The fonds also includes agreements regarding the Rundle Mission dating from 1957 – 1990.

      Hutchinson, Gerald M.
      Hubert Wood fonds
      PR0826 · Fonds · 1885-1911

      The fonds consists of six original manuscript letters and one birch bark postcard written by Hubert Wood to family members, dated April 28 to June 8, 1885. The letters give a soldier’s perspective of the 1885 civil disturbances in the North-West Territories as well as a more general impression of life during the campaigns. A photographic postcard from 1911 of Hubert Wood was added to the original accession.

      Wood, Hubert
      PR4302 · Fonds · 1985-2012

      The fonds consists of project files and master versions of productions created by The Image Works for multiple clients. The productions include A Taste For Trade (concerning alternative trade organizations in East Africa), Scraping the Surface (concerning Writing-On-Stone Provincial Park), Native Art: Woodland Cree, Keep It Moving (concerning waste management), River of Joy (a celebration of 1,000 years of Ukrainian Christianity), Our Own Voice (concerning development in Nepal), multiple projects concerning crime and corrections made for the John Howard Society, multiple projects concerning the boreal forest region of Alberta, Hockey Night in Harlem (a documentary about hockey in Black communities in Harlem, New York City), promotional projects on behalf of the Government of Alberta, and interviews with Métis elders conducted at Fort Calgary among other projects.

      Image Works Video Productions
      Jenny Margetts fonds
      PR3681 · Fonds · 1971-1991

      The fonds includes records collected or created by Jenny Margetts when she conducted advocacy activities as a leader supporting Cree language, Indigenous culture, and women’s rights. The fonds document the activities, commitments and interests of Jenny Margetts as well as the activities conducted by Indian Rights for Indian Women (IRIW).

      The records include several personal and IRIW notebooks and schedule books, as well as multiple records produced during Jenny Margetts’ life. These records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence to and from the IRIW, legislation summaries and discussions, committee records, publications, and internal communications of the IRIW, among other records. Other IRIW records include correspondence to and from Margetts and IRIW, research and planning notes, conference and meeting minutes and proceedings, reports and proposals, and workshop programs and evaluation forms.

      This collection also contains a wide variety of records from Jenny Margetts, both in the form of personal correspondence and notes and from her work with IRIW. The majority of this collection relates to the IRIW’s lengthy legal battle to repeal the section of the Indian Act that stripped Indigenous women (and their children) of their status if they married a non-status man (Section 12 1(b)), as well as the subsequent work to address continued discrimination against Indigenous women in the Indian Act.

      Margetts, Jenny
      John Prest fonds
      PR2012 · Fonds · [ca. 1922 – 1924]

      The fonds consists of 16 Black and White photographs, with the Cree peoples of Maskwacis are the predominate subject matter. Subjects include portraits, the Sun dance and the demonstration of traditional tools. Identification has been written on the back of the photographs. The photographs appear to have been used as promotional material for the Hudson’s Bay Company. For example, the photograph described as “Sun Dance,” Hobbema, Alta, Exterior of Sacred Shrine” is used in an article in The Beaver as “Shrine for Sun Dance” (John Prest, “Cree Sun Dance at Hobbema,” The Beaver, November 1923). Four of the photos which are numbered in series one to four and provided lengthy captions are photos that were taken as part of the filming of “The Last Frontier.” These photographs appear to have been taken by Philip H. Godsell (For further information see Associated Material).

      Prest, John
      Josephine Ladoucer fonds
      PR2942 · Fonds · 1895

      The fonds consists of a Catholic missal written in Woods Cree dating from 1895 belonging to Josephine Ladoucer.

      Ladoucer, Josephine
      PR0865 · Collection · Copied 1988-1992

      The collection consists of images, originally taken circa 1890 to the 1960s, from the Lac La Biche area, including images of the Filles de Jésus, priests, church exteriors and interiors, Lac La Biche Mission, mission students, houses, stores, buildings destroyed by a tornado, deer, barn building, potato picking, planting, skiing, chopping and hauling wood, a hockey team, children, Métis, families including members of the Ladouceur, Cardinal, Chevigny, families, and Italian settlers (Canterra, Biollo, Bonifacio) and a grain elevator in the Venice district. The collection also includes prints of some Le Franco images of the 1988 "Cultural Rendezvous Culturel," a copy of Joseph Ladouceur's Bill of Landing Hudson's Bay Company (1877), copies of Cree grammar books and copies of certificates of Victor Parenteau.

      Lac La Biche Mission Historical Society
      Ladouceur family fonds
      PR0593 · Fonds · 1879-1922

      Fonds consists of correspondence, receipts, envelopes, a homestead Certificate of Recommendation and photocopied records dating 1881-1922 which include, receipts, correspondence, envelopes, financial records, notes, and a permit. Fonds also includes a certificate appointing Louis Lessard as Justice of the Peace in Lac La Biche, Alberta, and various lists written in Cree. Fifty photographs featuring the Ladouceur family circa 1890 - 1900 are included.

      Ladouceur family
      Lorraine Hoffman fonds
      PR2485 · Fonds · 1997-1998

      The fonds consists of oral history interviews with First Nations Elders of the Wood Buffalo Region that Lorainne Hoffmam (Mercredi) conducted in 1998, and used as research material for the publication of Inkonze: the Stones of Traditional Knowledge: a story of the Athabasca tar sands (2002).

      Elders interviewed include Mary Rose Waquan, Eusebe (Red) Adam, Pete W. Arnold, Alice Boucher, Raymond Boucher, Leonard J. Campbell, Willie Courtoreille, Trace Deranger, Liza Flett, Everest Janiver, Julienne Janiver, Frank Marcel, Margaret Marcel, Jean Janvier, Cecil Mercredi, Josephine Marie Mercredi, Victoria Mercredi, Harvey Scanie, George Wandering Spirit, William Woodward, and Roland Woodward.

      Hoffman, Lorraine
      Marilyn L. Franklyn fonds
      PR2015 · Fonds · [191-]

      The fonds consists of photographs from Grouard and High Prairie and include images of the Grouard main street, the Indian Agents Quarters and Police Barracks at Grouard, the Grouard school, a bridge at High Prairie, the loading of hay on to a train at High Prairie, the Canadian Bank of Commerce at High Prairie, and window display of Cree artifacts, and postcards from Big Point of an Indigenous family along with tipi and log building, the Grouard Mission and the Grouard main street.

      Franklyn, Marilyn L.
      Orolin Hunt fonds
      PR2513 · Fonds · 1927-[ca. 1953], predominant 1940-[ca.1953]

      The fonds consists of images featuring individuals, ceremonies, celebrations, sports the Frog Lake First Nation Reserve dating from the 1940s to 1960s.

      Hunt, Orolin
      Orrin German fonds
      PR2417 · Fonds · 1885

      The fonds consists of a published translation of English Methodist hymns translated into Cree by Orrin German entitled, Methodist hymns, translated into the Cree language. / By Orrin German/ Methodist nikumoowina. ? meskooche itusinuhuk nuheyuw?winik ise Orrin German (Toronto, Methodist Mission Rooms, 1885).

      German, Orrin
      PR4007 · Collection · [Before 1983]

      The collection consists of research files related to the former Papaschase Indian Reserve. The collection includes photocopies of correspondence, reports, orders in council, and other related records. The copied records cover the years 1881-1975

      The Papaschase Band [Papaschase First Nation] signed to join Treaty 6 in 1877, but no action was taken by the Federal Government until 1880 to survey a reserve for the band. Due to a government error in the number of band members the surveyed reserve was smaller than should have been allotted. The Indian Agent responsible for the band transferred some members out when a complaint about this error was brought up, and the later commissioner pressured the band to surrender their land near Edmonton after years of pressure from Edmonton-area settlers. Band members were transferred mostly to the [Enoch Cree Nation] Enoch Band, and the land of Indian Reserve 136 was sold off. Band members were also convinced to relinquish Treaty Status through the North West Half-breed Commission, having been informed they would still retain title to their land. As of 2019, there were two separate groups representing descendants of the original Band. As of 2020, the Papaschase First Nation contended that Canada has acted contrary to the terms of the surrender.

      The collection contains student reports on the Papaschase Reservation, and these are accompanied by documents such as copies of land titles, land patent applications, memorandum of scrip applications and deeds, Treaty 6, and surrender documents. There are also maps, correspondence on land title status and sales, records of those receiving scrip and having been discharged from treaty, interview records for scrip applications, and correspondence on uses of the “abandoned” Papaschase Reserve.

      In addition, many of the folders contain indexes of sales, correspondence, and Library and Archives Canada records. There are also copies of relevant newspaper articles, handwritten notes and timelines, legal decisions, and the Métis Betterment Act.

      The collection also contains a map depicting how the Papaschase Reserve fit into quarter sections. This map is a “plan of the subdivision into sections of the lands reserved for the band of Chief Papaschase.” It has been marked with pencil and pen along several edges. This map was first printed in Ottawa in 1891, and follows the reserve’s re-survey in 1890.

      Paul Coze fonds
      PR1905 · Fonds · 1928-1931

      The fonds consists of fifty black and white nitrate negatives taken by Paul Coze during his visits to Western Canada during 1928, 1930 and 1931. The photographs were a part of his ethnographic interests as an artist and document Métis, Cree and Nakoda Nations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. About a quarter of the negatives document Alberta, while the majority was taken in Saskatchewan.

      Coze, Paul
      Paul Crough fonds
      PR4022 · Fonds · [1874 - 195?]

      The fonds consists of a French-Cree dictionary and four photographs. The French dictionary to the Cree language was published in 1874, and was written by Albert Lacombe.

      The four photographs are of a dinner fundraising event attended by Elmer Roland “Rollie” Miles (1927-1995). "Rollie" was a member of the Edmonton Eskimos (now Edmonton Elks) from 1951-1961. Two of these photographs include candid photos of Miles. This event was attended by Paul Crough and one of Crough’s brothers, and the photographs were kept by Crough as he was a fan of Miles.

      Crough, Paul
      Ponoka County fonds
      PR2171 · Fonds · 1903-1979

      The fonds includes minutes, cashbooks, assessment rolls and registers, cash book receipts, auditors financial statements, and tax rolls originating from local improvement districts, municipal districts, and the Central Alberta Association of Municipal Districts and County dating from 1907-1979. In addition, the fonds contains two maps illustrating land boundaries of Ponoka County.

      The fonds also includes minute books, school censuses, assessment and tax rolls, cashbooks, inspection reports, correspondence, statement of grants, minutes, tax receipts, auditor's statements, attendance registers, cashbooks, and deposit slips from the following schools dating from 1903-1979:

      • Arbour Park No. 515 (Wiltse), 33-43-25-W4, 1899-1952
      • Asker No. 408 (Smith's Groove 1898-1899), 11-42-23-W4
      • Beaconsfield No. 3828 (Chabottevilee): 42-5-W5, 1919 -?
      • Bismark No. 971: NW-8-43-27-W4,1903 - ?
      • Blindman River No. 4244, SW-16-44-4-W5, 1926- [1956]
      • Blindman Valley No. 1645: NW-7-43-2-W5, 1907-1949
      • Bluff Centre No. 1735 (Bluffton): SW- 6-44-2- W5, 1907
      • Bluffton No. 1735 (Bluff Centre): SW-6-44-2-W5, 1907-1940
      • Bobtail No. 4107: 25-43-25-W4, 1922- 1954
      • Calumet No. 1233: SE-26-42-22-W4, 1905-1949
      • Chapel No. 588: SE-6-42-1-w5, 1905-1953
      • Chesterville No. 3525, SE-18-56-10-W4, 1912- [1956]
      • Climax No. 722: SW-19-43-23-W4, 1902- 1949
      • Concord No. 658: NE- 10-42-24-W4,1905-1953
      • Crystal Springs No. 1763: SW-22-42-1-W, 1907-1953
      • Dakota No. 665: SW-27-43-27-W4, 1902-1954
      • Dennis No. 2092 (Brooks 1911-1922): 32-18-14-W4, 1909
      • Eastside No. 668: 6-43-24-W4, 1902-1951
      • Elkhorn No. 608, NW-7-42-26-W4, 1901-1952
      • Ellice No. 1703: SW-1-42-22-W4, 1907-1955
      • Eureka No. 717 (Mecca Glen): SW-29-42-23-W4, 1902- ?
      • Faraway No. 4682: 9-43-6-W5, 1935 -?
      • Ferrybank No. 630: NE-31-43-26-W4, 1901- 1951
      • Fertile Forest No. 3177: SW-7-43-26-W4, 1914-1953
      • Fuller No. 3189: NW-32-42-3-W5, 1914- ?
      • Gadsby Lake No. 2816: NE- 10-41-23-W4, 1912- 1956
      • George No. 1522: 22-41-22-W4, 1906- [1946]
      • Glen Falloch No. 2628: 19-44-27-W4, 1913- 1956
      • Grand Meadow No. 671: 27-42-26-W4,1902-1948
      • Halfway Grove No. 3528 (Sylvan Heights 1918): NW-16-44-27-W4, 1918- 1956
      • Harmonien No. 3639: 36-44-2-W5, 1918-1949
      • Hazel Hill No. 767-:35-43-26-W4, 1902- ?
      • Hoadley No. 2948 (Pineville): 34-44-3-W5, 1913-1959
      • Hobbema No. 4445: 29-44-24-W4, 1929- 1953
      • Homeglen No. 2084: 16-44-1-W5, 1909-1956
      • Iola No. 1900: 17-44-3-W5, 1908- 1960
      • Lavesta No. 2453: SE-29-43-3-W5, 1911- ?
      • Leedale No. 1576: SE-11-42-4-W5, 1906- 1959
      • Lonesome Pine No. 3356: NW-4-45-W5, 1926 -?
      • Lundgren No. 2594: SE-44-28-W4, 1911-1953
      • Magic No. 742: SE-2-43-24-W4, 1902- 1949
      • Manfred No. 782: 15-42-22-W4, 1903- 1949
      • Manito No. 3939: 11-44-25-W4, 1920- [1953]
      • Meadow Brooke No. 1751: SE- 15-42-28-W4, 1908 - 1953
      • Meadowvale No. 4704: 1-43-4-W5, 1935- ?
      • Mecca Glen (Eureka) No. 717: 29-42-23-W4, 1902-1949
      • Midland No. 4856: SW-17-42-35-W5, 1939- 1955
      • Monte Vista No. 895: SE 15-43-2-W5, 1903-1942
      • Morningside No. 2991: 2-42-26-W4, 1913- 1953
      • Mountainview No. 281: 19-2-27-W4, 1893- 1936
      • Park Springs No. 1963: NW 22-43-28-W4, 1908-1944
      • Pineview No. 1854: 29-34-4-W5, 1913- 1951
      • Pleasant Hill No. 607: NE-4-42-26-W5, 1901- ?
      • Ponoka No. 423: 4-43-25-W4, 1896 - ?
      • Poplar Forest No. 4274: 44-24-W4, 1926- 1950
      • Potter Creek No. 1791: NW-14-42-3-W5, 1908
      • Progressive No. 561: 5-42-27-W4, 1900- ?
      • Reo No. 4416: SW- 25- 53-7-W5, 1929 - 1956
      • Rimbey No. 661 (Kansas Ridge): 28-42-2-W5, 1902 - ?
      • Rose No. 2288 : SE-33-42-1-W5, 1910-1953
      • Schultz No. 1226: 2-43-33-W4, 1905- 1950
      • Scott No. 575: SE-11-42-25-W4, 1900- 1945
      • Seafield No. 589: 17-42-25-W4, 1901- 1949
      • Sharp Head 3667: 11-43-26- W4, 1902- 1944
      • Sylvan Side No. 3921: SW- 26-42-25-W4, 1920- 1943
      • Symonds No. 1615: SW-4-42-2-W5, 1907- ?
      • Water Glen (Smith's Grove till 1899) No. 499: SE-21-43-22-W4, 1899-1949
      • Western Sunset No. 4662: NW-35-44-4-W5, 1935- ?
      • Westling No. 556: NE-17-41-24-W4, 1900- ?
      • Willesden Green No. 3074: 7-19-22-W4, 1910- 1941
      • Wilmot No. 2844: NW-34-42-28-W4, 1912 -1953
      • Wolfville No. 633: NW- 21-42-27-W4, 1901- 1953, and
      • Wooddale No. 3368 (Hohn): 25-42-2-W5, 1916- 1950.
      Ponoka County
      Ray Yellowknee fonds
      PR2859 · Fonds · 1968

      The fonds consists of three audio reels containing 16 hours of recorded stories and legends recounted by eight Cree Elders of the Wabasca-Desmarais area. Ray Yellowknee captured these stories in 1968.

      Yellowknee, Ray
      Reverend Aubrey Godwin fonds
      PR3897 · Fonds · 1950 - 1955

      The fonds consists of slides taken by Aubrey Godwin during his time at St. John's Mission and other sites in and around Wabasca, Alberta.

      Godwin, Reverend Aubrey Eric Walter
      PR2895 · Fonds · 1993

      The fonds consists of a booklet entitled, "A Historical Perspective of Pigeon Lake Reserve #138A" written by Casey Rowan and Rik Yellowbird in 1993.

      Contents of the file include an historical and commemorative account of the Reserve’s history, notes on the Rundle mission, surrender of the land near the Village of Mameo Beach, and a list of the original families of the reserve. It also contains information on mineral resources and issues, leadership then and now, a vision for the future, the Pigeon Lake Satellite Health Unit, and leadership of the four bands of [Maskwacis] Hobbema (Samson Cree Nation, [Montana First Nation] Montana Band, [Ermineskin Cree Nation] Ermineskin Band, Louis Bull Band). The publication also contains a bibliography at the end and images throughout.

      Yellowbird, Rik

      This item is an agreement on a single sheet of linen cloth signed by Robert Campbell, with his signature handwritten using the Latin alphabet. The rest of the document is written using Cree syllabics, likely written in Plains Cree.

      Although the Robert Campbell which signed this document is not certain (partially due to no visible date on the document), it was likely the Hudson’s Bay Company explorer and fur trader (1808-1894), who largely worked in the southern Yukon and Northern British Columbia.

      Robert Logan fonds
      PR2616 · Fonds · 1912 - [1994]

      The fonds consists of photocopies of articles published in the Epigraphic Society journal written by Robert Logan recounting his work as a surveyor dating from circa 1994; aerial photographs dating from 1912- 1913 taken by Robert Logan while working as a Dominion Land Surveyor in Northern Alberta; correspondence with Father Jean Lessard regarding the structure of the Cree language dating from 1951 - 1958; and a microfilm copy of Robert Logan's Cree dictionary and a print copy of the dictionary dating from 1964.

      Logan, Robert
      PR4006 · Collection · [before 1978]

      This collection contains research materials and reference documents on other archival materials around the Sharphead Indian Reserve. The records include copies of documents from between 1876-1966, as well as handwritten timelines, research notes, and index cards for relevant records of RG-10, The Bulletin, and HBC Archives. The collection includes extensive records related to surrender and settlement.

      The Sharphead Band moved from the Pigeon Lake to the reserve selected for them near the Battle River, between Calgary and Edmonton, in 1884. Some of the records in this collection include accounts from missionaries, Indian agents, and other government officials describing the early years of the Sharphead Band’s transfer to their reserve, including their reactions to the Northwest Resistance.

      The band population declined, losing over 172 individuals to colds and other illnesses between 1886 and 1890. The majority of the remaining band members were amalgamated with the White Whale Lake Band (which is now Paul First Nation). The Sharphead Reserve was surrendered in 1897 and opened to settlement in 1899.

      Nicks, Trudy
      PR3970 · Fonds · 1966

      The fonds contains interviews with local Indigenous people and settlers, and also contains a portrait of a young Indigenous woman. The interviews generally concern settlers who came to Alberta to homestead and the lives they had here. Some of the settlers interviewed include Adelard and Cora Dandeneau (family arrived 1895), Roy and Edna Hagen (born in Ontario and Spruce Grove), and Frederick Johnson (arrived in Ardrossan in 1912), among others.

      Some of the interviews with Indigenous interviewees (with some conducted in Indigenous languages) largely discuss life on reserves. Some of those interviewed include Alexis Morin (interview is in Cree, discusses life on Enoch Reserve) and Vital Victor and Clothtilda Calahoo (early life, Métis traditions).

      The stated purpose of these recordings was to keep a record of the heritage and customs of early residents of the Spruce Grove (specifically Winterburn) area, to be available to be listened to and recalled by any interested person.

      Spruce Grove Chamber of Commerce
      Stephen Moses fonds
      PR1399 · Fonds · Copied 1983

      The fonds consists of photocopies of: information about Sturgeon Lake, a list of Chiefs and Councillors for the Sturgeon Lake First Nation, confirmation class lists, "Early Indian Life from Early Catholic Records," a chronology of the Sturgeon Lake Catholic Mission, correspondence to Stephen Moses; and images, originally dating circa (ca.) 1935 to ca. 1958, from the Sturgeon Lake Catholic Mission, including the Mission, a confirmation class, St. Francis Xavier Church, a Christmas play, students, a graduating class, and the Sturgeon Lake former band chief John Baptiste.

      Moses, Stephen
      PR2287 · Fonds · [1909] - 1965

      The fonds consists of 16 black and white negatives featuring members of the MacFarland and Wood families of Calgary, Alberta dating from ca. 1909. The fonds also includes six kodachrome 35 mm slides taken by William Betts in 1965 capturing Reg Kelly during an Honorary Chief Ceremony at the Saddle Lake Cree Nation Reserve with Chief Ralph Steinhauer presiding. The slides also feature Reg’s wife, Mary White Jacket, and their son, Harvey.

      Betts, Tannis
      PR3998 · Collection · created 1976

      The collection contains reproductions of two photos that appeared in the November 1923 edition of The Beaver, taken from pages 45 and 46. The article that these photos were taken from was titled “Cree Sun Dance at Hobbema.” The article was written based on information collected by John Prest, one of the employees of the Edmonton Hudson’s Bay store who was allowed to witness the ceremony. As described by the article, this Sun Dance was the first to be held in four years in Maskwacis (then known as Hobbema)

      The first of these photos shows figures on horseback around a figure made of poles. The caption beneath this photo describes it as “Shrine for Sun Dance.”

      The second photo has 10 figures facing the camera, and has the following captions at the top: “November 1923, The Beaver, 45.” At the bottom the people appearing in the photograph are identified in the following caption: “White Guests and Their Indian Friends [including from Ermineskin Cree Nation] Who Attended the Sun Dance. Chief Samson; W.G. Askey; Head Man Louis Natuwasis; H.G. Munro; Old Man Kinewato; H. Taylor; Head Man Saddleback; J. Prest; Panny Ermineskin and Chief Louis Bull.”

      Canada's History
      PR1090 · Fonds · 1909-1971

      The fonds includes newspaper clippings, a Cree election pamphlet (1911), Alberta: A Land for Living magazines, Gyro Club of Edmonton roster book, a copy of Jerry Potts, plainsman (by Hugh Dempsay), a copy of The Prairie Garden (magazine), certificates belonging to Harry and Edwin Henry Turton, a marriage certificate for Kenneth Campbell MacLeod and Winifred Viola Macdonald (1920), booklets about Freemasonry, Jacques De Molay (order of De Molay) and the Grand Lodge of Alberta, a souvenir program of 1939 Royal Visit, a booklet of Alberta Historic Sites, Clarence Tillenius wildlife and prairie prints, and photographs and photographic postcards mostly dating circa (ca.) 1909 to 1915 and 1952, including Grouard, Sawridge, Sturgeon Lake, Peace River, Dunvegan, Athabasca Landing and the areas around Lesser Slave Lake, and include Cree Nation Chiefs Moostoosh and Kinisāoo, the Peace River landing, the first car in Grouard, Sturgeon Lake Mission, churches, local people, mail delivery, homesteads, main streets, horses and carts, stores, buildings, bridges, snowploughs, dogsleds, Indigenous peoples, as well as photographs and photographic postcards of Fort Edmonton, views of Edmonton, the 1915 Edmonton flood, 19th Alberta Dragoons, First World War Honour rolls, soldiers, mountain scenes around Banff, portraits of John Stocks, L.C. Charlesworth, H.P. Keith, J.D. Robertson, G.H.N. Monkman, Peter Tomkins, Kenneth MacLeod, Winifred Macdonald, and postcards from Bath, Folkestone and Taunton, England.

      Turton, William Henry and Edwin Henry
      Wolfgang Witschl fonds
      PR3416 · Fonds · 1956-1979

      The fonds consists of films and slides that were created by Wolfgang Witschl and document travel, hobbies, family activities, and community events. Activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, road trips, and family celebrations are all captured. Witschl also documented various wildlife in natural settings across Alberta, including bighorn sheep, bears, salmon, elk, moose, and caribou.

      Public events documented by Witschl include Edmonton's Heritage Days and Klondike Days, the closing of the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, marches and parades through Edmonton's downtown, a pageant and powwow to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of Treaty 6 at Dried Meat Hill (Ka-Ke-Wuk), the christening of Mount Michener (which features Peter Lougheed and Rt. Hon. Daniel Roland Michener), and 1967 centennial celebrations in Edmonton (featuring Lester Pearson and Edmonton mayor Vincent Dantzer).

      Witschl, Wolfgang