Collection MSG 317 - Algonquin and Nipissing Indians of Oka Collection

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Algonquin and Nipissing Indians of Oka Collection

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  • 1831-1880 (Creation)

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.5 cm of textual records

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This collection consists of twelve documents concerning the settlement of the Algonquin and Nipissing First Nations at Oka, Quebec, some in Anishinaabemowin, 1831-1853. There are also letters and documents mostly addressed to N. O. Greene, solicitor and a champion of the Indian cause, concerning the Indigenous communities of Oka, 1878-1880.

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  • Ojibwa

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Oka, situated some 35 miles west of Montreal and the Lake of Two Mountains, was originally an Indian mission founded in 1717. A band of Iroquois from the Sault-au-Récollet Mission settled there in 1720. Its population reached 900. This number was increased further a few years later when Nipissing and Algonquin groups came from Île-aux-Tourtes across the lake to settle at Oka.

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