Waiser - Loyal Till Death: Indians and the Northwest Rebellion - Photographs - Chief Pakan

Database ID32239
InstitutionUniversity of Saskatchewan Archives
Fonds/CollectionBill Waiser fonds
File/Item ReferenceMG192_SIII-B19-Photos-Chief (Box 19)
Date of creation[ca. 1900]
Physical description/extent1 photograph; b&w; 16.5 mm x 11 mm
Number of images1
Historical noteLoyal Till Death: Indians and the North West Rebellion was co-authored with Professor Blair Stonechild, head of Indigenous Studies at the First Nations University of Canada. The book was praised for its sensitivity in telling the stories of Indians during this turbulent time. It won a 1997 Saskatchewan Book Award for First Peoples Publishing and was a finalist for the Governor Generals Literary Award for non-fiction.
Scope and contentPortrait of Chief Pakan. Caption from Waiser/Stonechild book: "Pakan or James Seenum, a Woods Cree leader, expected a larger reserve than that allowed for under the treaty. Despite his dispute with the government, he would remain loyal during the rebellion."
Copyright holderPublic domain
Copyright expiry datePublic domain
Other terms governing use and reproductionResponsibility regarding questions of copyright that may arise in the use of any images is assumed by the researcher. Contact the Provincial Archives of Alberta for permission.
Primary MediaPhotographs
Provenance Access PointWaiser, William Andrew, 1953 - . (historian)
Location of originalsPhoto credit: Provincial Archives of Alberta; E. Brown Collection.
Other numbers/identificationB1056.
Other notesPhotograph found on page 23, Loyal Till Death: Indians and the Northwest Rebellion.
PlaceFort Pitt, Saskatchewan, Canada
Treaty boundariesTreaty 6
Cultural regionPlains
NamesChief Pakan (James Seenum)
Waiser, William Andrew (Bill)
Northwest Resistance
Reserves -- formation of
Treaty -- Treaty 6
Date Range(s)1880-1889
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