Adrian Hayes's Pegahmagabow: Life-Long Warrior PDF

By Adrian Hayes

ISBN-10: 0978498291

ISBN-13: 9780978498290

Francis Pegahmagabow used to be a impressive aboriginal chief who served his kingdom in time of warfare and his humans in time of peace. In wartime he volunteered to be a warrior. In peacetime he had no alternative. His lifestyles finds how uncaring Canada was once approximately these to whom this land had continually been home.

A member of the Parry Island band (now Wasauksing First kingdom) close to Parry Sound, Ontario, Francis served with the Canadian Expeditionary strength in Belgium and France for nearly the whole period of the 1st global struggle, essentially as a scout and sniper. in the course of the bad battles and inhumane stipulations of trench struggle, his activities earned him 3 for bravery — the main ever got by means of a Canadian aboriginal soldier. extra lately, they encouraged the significant fictional personality in Joseph Boyden’s hugely acclaimed novel Three Day Road.

Physically and emotionally scarred through his wartime ordeals, Francis lower back to Parry Island to attempt to rebuild his lifestyles. He have been handled as an equivalent within the military, yet fast came upon issues hadn’t replaced again in Canada. As a standing Indian his existence used to be regulated by way of the notorious Indian Act and via neighborhood Indian brokers who appeared bent on thwarting his each attempt to enhance his lot.

So, Francis grew to become a warrior once again — this time within the even longer conflict to accomplish the best of aboriginal Canadians to regulate their very own destiny.

In compiling this account of Francis Pegahmagabow’s extraordinary lifestyles, Adrian Hayes carried out broad examine in newspapers, records, and army documents, and spoke with contributors of Pegahmagabow’s family members and others who remembered the plight and the perseverance of this warrior.

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