Gilbert Monture fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]
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Gilbert Monture fonds [textual record, graphic material, cartographic material]Hierarchical level:FondsDate:[ca. 1908]-1970.Reference:R4206-0-2-E, MG31-E58Type of material:Textual material, Photographs, Maps and cartographic materialFound in:Archives / Collections and FondsItem ID number:103741Context of this record:
Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:2 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):[ca. 1908]-1970.Place of creation:CanadaExtent:15 cm of textual records.
20 photographs : 2 nitrate negatives, 3 mounted b&w prints, 15 b&w prints.
4 maps.Language of material:EnglishAdded language of material:English, GermanScope and content:Fonds consists of reports and background papers relating to Indian Treaties and Indian land claims, 1932, 1961-1970.
The fonds also contains photographs of a passion play, a church, and Father Le Jeune with an Indigenous congregation, [ca. 1932]. Nearly all the photos of the passion play were published in 1908 to accompany the article "An American Oberammergau: The Passion-Play by American Indians" by Harlan Ingersoll Smith.Provenance:Additional name(s):Biography/Administrative history:Monture, Gilbert, 1896-1973 : Gilbert Monture (1896-1973), also known as Ohstoserakówa ("Big Feather"), was the great-grandson of Kanien'kaha:ka (Mohawk) leader Joseph Brant, and part of the Mohawk Nation of the Six Nations of the Grand River near Brantford, ON. He received his education from Queen's University. He served with the Canadian Field Artillery, 1917-1918, and afterwards filled various positions in the Department of Mines, Ottawa, from 1923-1956. He was Canadian Executive Officer, Joint Metals Control Board, Washington, and after World War II served with UNESCO, the World Bank and the Atlantic Development Board. He was a delegate to numerous international conferences on mining and economics. He served on the Board of Directors, Trent University, and was a sponsor of the Native Studies Program there. In recognition of his achievements, he was made an honorary Chief of the Mohawk Nation at Six Nations of the Grand River in 1958.Finding aid:Photographic material, textual material, cartographic material (Electronic) Finding aid consists a file and item list of the material in volumes 1--2 and photo boxes RV7 190 and 04177. MSS2673 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf002/p000003594.pdfAdditional information:Container note(s):Subject heading:Source:Private
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