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The Curse of the Axe
Archaeologists were stunned and thrilled by the size and complexity of a Huron village excavated in Whitchurch-Stouffville north of Toronto. But they were puzzled by a little piece of Europe the Hurons carefully preserved… a piece that arrived long before the Hurons made first contact with the Europeans. But how? That mystery was solved after months of forensic sleuthing.

Mantle Site, Wendat (Huron) Ancestral Village

http://www.historymuseum.ca/event/curse-of-the-axe-film-screening/

http://news.utoronto.ca/ron-williamson-and-curse-axe

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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  #1   Inuit children who lived too far away and had to stay at school during the summer at the Anglican Mission School in Aklavik, N.W.T. in 1941.

  #2   The blackboard on the left reads: “Thou Shalt Not Tell Lies.” Cree students at the Anglican-run Lac la Ronge Mission School in Saskatchewan in 1945.

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  # 3   Sisters of the Soeurs du Sacré-Coeur d’Ottawa and students on the steps of the school on the Pukatawagan Reserve in Manitoba in 1960.

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  #4   La Tuque Residential School’s hockey team at a tournament held during the Quebec Winter Carnival in 1967.

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  #5   Canada’s first and only Indian Air Cadet Unit, “No. 610” in 1956. The boys are from the Roman Catholic-run Williams Lake, B.C., Residential School.

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  #6   Chemistry class at Kamloop’s Residential School in 1959

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  #7   Students play pool at the Norway House Residential School in Manitoba in 1960.

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  #8   Students at a dormitory of the Shingwauk Residential School in Ontario in 1960

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  #9   The carpentry shop at a Kamloops, B.C., residential school in the late 1950s.

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#10   Children hold letters that spell “Goodbye” at the Fort Simpson, N.W.T, Residential School in 1922.

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#11   Undated photo of a group of students and parents from the Saddle Lake Reserve in Alberta en route to the Methodist-operated Red Deer Industrial School.

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#13   Shingle Point Residential School & Home For Boys, Mackenzie District, N.W.T. in 1930.

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