Collection of Historic Artifacts from La Loche House

Database ID24453
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionInstitute for Northern Studies fonds
File/Item ReferenceINS-841 (INS Photos 841-Misc.)
Date of creation11 October 1972
Physical description/extent1 photograph; b&w; 17 cm x 24 cm
1 negative; b&w; 3.5 cm x 5 cm
Number of images1
Historical noteThe site of the Northwest Company's La Loche House was located by Don Steer during an archaeological survey in the vicinity of Methy Portage, SK. At the time of discovery, no documentation had come to light as to the presence of a fur trading establishment in the locality. The post was tentatively designated a Free Traders' post in the last 18th century. However, in the spring of 1972, after extensive examination of the Hudson's Bay Company records in Ottawa, the writer found certain short excerpts relating to the post. The information, though limited, sufficed to date the time of occupation to ca. 1789-1791 and identified the post as belonging to the Northwest Company. Archaeological excavations have supported this information. The name, La Loche House, was given to the site by Steer. Until the present Methy Portage archaeological investigations took place, no extensive Historic Sites archaeology had been carried out in the northern forest regions of Saskatchewan.
Scope and contentOn information card: Collection of the historic artifacts found at La Loche House including a brass shoe buckle, cufflinks, buttons, clay pipes and tinkle cones. Methy Portage, SK.
Restrictions on accessThere are no restrictions on access.
ContributerSteer, Don
Copyright holderUniversity of Saskatchewan
Copyright expiry dateUnknown
Other terms governing use and reproductionResponsibility regarding questions of copyright that may arise in the use of any images is assumed by the researcher.
Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointUniversity of Saskatchewan. Institute for Northern Studies
Availability of other formatsSlide 4879.
PlaceLa Loche, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 8
Cultural regionPlains
NamesHudson's Bay Company
Steer, Don
Community Life
Hudson's Bay Company
Scientific Research
Fur Trade
Archaeology - Sites
Date Range(s)1970-1979
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