Image of Chief Jacob Johnstone (Kah-kee-ka- pow)

Database ID27755
InstitutionSaskatoon Public Library Local History Room
Fonds/CollectionGeneral Photographs Collection
File/Item ReferenceLH-2236
Date of creation[19--?]
Physical description/extent1 photograph; b&w; 8 cm X 14 cm
Number of images1
Scope and contentImage of Chief Jacob Johnstone (Kah-kee-ka-pow), Cree, of the Mistawasis reserve, located approximately 20 miles west of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. Chief Jacob is standing out of doors near a log fence, and is wearing treaty medals. Johnstone was the chief of the Mistawasis reserve from 1904 to 1915. He received a fractured jaw in a Cree-Blackfoot battle at Buffalo Lake that permanently disfigured his face. Inscription on back of original postcard reads, Chief Jacob- who had his lower jaw fractured by a bullet when he refused to join Riels' rising in the west. The Chief loved a game of cribbage.
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Copyright holderpublic domain
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Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointGeneral Photographs Collection
PlaceMistawasis First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada
Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesJohnstone, Jacob
Riel, Louis, 1844-1885
People -- Portraits
Northwest Resistance
Date Range(s)1910-1919
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