Following the model of old‐fashioned radio, Dr. Donald B. Smith, Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Calgary, will present a series of 20 weekly broadcasts on different Indigenous and non‐Indigenous personalities in 19th and 20th century Canadian history.
One of the last British Superintendent Generals of Indian Affairs in the Canadas, 1855.The post Episode 9: Lord Bury first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
The extraordinary Mississauga woman who had an audience with Queen Victoria, 1860.The post Episode 8: Nahnebahwequay first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
Sir Augustus d'Este and Egerton Ryerson, two non-Indigenous friends of the Mississaugas of the Credit.The post Episode 7 Part Two: Egerton Ryerson first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
Sir Augustus d'Este and Egerton Ryerson, two non-Indigenous friends of the Mississaugas of the Credit.The post Episode 7 Part One: Sir Augustus d’Este first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
More on the Mississauga, and the gruesome tale of David Ramsay, "Indian Killer."The post Episode 6: The Mississauga and David Ramsay first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
The Mississauga Chief Kahkewaquonaby (Sacred Feathers), known in English as Peter Jones, and his English bride, Eliza Field. Portrait of a marriage.The post Episode 5: Peter Jones and Eliza Field first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
The Glorious Imposter. The famous writer of the 1920s, author of Long Lance (1928). Indigenous or Non-Indigenous? Or both?The post Episode 4: Chief Buffalo Child Long Lance first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
Archie Belaney in England, Grey Owl in Canada. On 14 April 1938, the day after his death, the Toronto Globe and Mail referred to Grey Owl, one of Canada’s first environmentalists, as the “most famous of Canadian Indians.” Who really was he?The post Episode 3: Grey Owl first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
How a student of world affairs became a Canadian historian, with his primary interest in the relationship of non-Indigenous Canadians and the Indigenous Peoples.The post Episode 2: Great Research Discoveries first appeared on The Ontario Historical Society.
Arrival in Calgary, 1974. My teaching post in Canadian history at the University of Calgary allowed me to build on research and writing already begun in Ontario, and, to my joy, expand it across Canada. On George Self, founder of what is now the History Department of the University of Calgary, and one of the most original individuals I have ever encountered in academic life.The post Episode 1: A Future in the Past first appeared ...
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