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Three copies of poster with information advertising the 125th Anniversary Treaty #6 Commemoration events at Fort Pitt and Onion Lake, Saskatchewan on 5-9 September 2001.
Students of Onion Lake School, with school in background. From the book The Face Pullers: Photographing Native Canadians, 1871-1939 by Brock Silversides.
Historical note:This church burned to the ground on 22 December 1998.
Historical note:George Gwynne Mann was born in Darlington, Upper Canada on November 24, 1843. He spent most of his youth and young adult life in Bowmanville, Ontario where he tended his father's farm. In the mid to late 1860s he was a member of the 45th West Durham Battalion of Infantry and saw action in the Fenian raids.
Historical note:Jimmy Chief was a grandson of Chief Seekaskootch who signed Treaty Six at Fort Pitt on 15 September 1876 for the Onion Lake Band.
Historical note:Harold Nelson Woodsworth served as an Indian Agent at a number of agencies in Saskatchewan.
Historical note:Rev. John Richard Matheson was the husband of Dr. Elizabeth (Scott) Matheson. They were married in 1891, and she went with him to the Anglican mission on a reserve at Onion Lake, 200 miles Northwest of Saskatoon. As well as a missionary, he served as builder, rancher and trader to finance their work. After she completed medical studies at his urging, he built her a small mission hospital at Onion Lake, and the couple ran a mission school there.