"Lucy Margaret Baker: A Memoir (1920)"

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Database ID27396
InstitutionSaskatchewan Archives Board
Fonds/CollectionLucy Margaret Baker fonds
File/Item ReferenceF-375-4
Date of creation1920
Physical description/extentone folder; 3 mm of textual records
Number of images38
Historical noteThis fonds includes records created and collected by Lucy Margaret Baker, the first missionary from the Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, served Aboriginal people in the Prince Albert area starting in 1878. Baker taught at mission schools in the Prince Albert area in the 1870s and 1880s. Baker and her friend and assistant, Annie (nee Cameron) Kirkby, were also missionaries and teachers at a mission school at a Sioux reserve called Makoce Waste ("the good land") in the late 1890s and into the early years of the new century. Records of Lucy M. Baker include: correspondence, speeches, reminiscences, mission school reports for Makoce Waste reserve, 1897-1902, photographs, clippings, a diary, a published memoir of Lucy M. Baker, contracts and receipts for mission buildings and fire wood. The fonds also includes records about Lucy M. Baker, by identified and unidentified authors.
Scope and contentThis file contains an original copy of Lucy Margaret Baker: A Memoir, compiled by Elizabeth A. Byers and published by Women's Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, 1920. It discusses her work with the Cree near Prince Albert, Sask. (Mistawasis Reserve), her teaching at Nisbet Academy, her work during North-West Rebellion, and her efforts to help an "outcast band of Sioux." She helped this band get their reserve called Makoce Waste, later known as Wapeton.
Restrictions on accessThere are no restrictions on access.
Primary MediaTextual documents
Specific document typesBooks
Provenance Access PointBaker, Lucy Margaret 1836-1909
PlacePrince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Mistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionSubarctic
NamesBaker, Lucy M.
Byers, Elizabeth A.
SubjectMissions and Missionaries
Religion -- Christianity
Northwest Resistance
Reserves -- formation of
Churches -- Presbyterian
People -- Portraits
Date Range(s)1920-1929
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