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(Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne)

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Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada - St. Regis Mission Established in 1755 For more information, read this:

Mohawk people, from one of the six American Indian nations in the Iroquois Confederacy, have hunted, fished and lived by the St. Lawrence River for hundreds of years.

But after the War of 1812, their sovereign territory known as Akwesasne was bisected in two when the United States and Great Britain drew a line on a map, creating today's northern border between New York state and Canada. Now the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation sits in both countries, with borders of its own...

The border is an invisible line in the St. Lawrence River, separating the most northern portion of upstate New York from Canada. But the demarcation winds through islands, around peninsulas and suddenly juts inland at the reservation. It is also the point where New York State and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec all meet.

"This is our land, and all of a sudden, borders are put up," says Matthew Rourke, St. Regis Mohawk tribal police chief, "and we're tasked with protecting those borders."...

"It's not necessarily that it's a Native American reservation," says U.S. Border Patrol agent Wade Laughman, who directs operations in the region around Akwesasne. He says it's not fair to blame the Mohawks. "It's the geography of the reservation. It's the fact that half of the reservation is in Canada basically and half is in the United States."... - At U.S.-Canada Border Reservation, Mohawks Say They Face Discrimination, 2017

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Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada

St. Regis Mission
Established in 1755
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Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada

Church and priest's house at St. Regis
The Picturesque St. Lawrence by Clifton Johnson, 1910

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  • 1755 - St. Regis Mission established
    "While there is some debate about the early origins of the community, historian George L. Frear has pinpointed the arrival of the Kahnawake Mohawks and their priests, Father Antoine (Anthony) Gordon and Father Pierre-Robert-Jean-Baptiste Billiard, in the fall of 1754, and the establishment of the mission on June 16, 1755, right around the time that many of the people they left behind were heading out on the war path with the French to battle the English and their Iroquois allies in the Lake George area. "
  • 1795 - Stone church completed in Saint-Regis
    "Elders say that Mohawk men, women, and children were part of the effort to construct the massive stone edifice on the banks of the St. Lawrence River. Tons of limestone were quarried and shipped in, and massive logs were procured in the Thousand Islands area near the community of Sawekatsi. The church was completed in 1795. The rectory was constructed in 1800."
  • 1895 - Saint Regis
    Saint Regis, a post-village of of Huntingdon, and partly in Franklin co., N.Y., on the river St-Lawrence, opposite Cornwall, entirely inhabited by Indians of the Iroquois tribe. Pop. 1400.
    Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

  • 2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new to do or a visitor exploring the area, there's plenty to see and experience in Saint-Régis. Here's a list:
    St. Régis Church: Start your visit by exploring the heart of the town, the St. Régis Church. This beautiful and historic church dates back to the 18th century and is an architectural gem. You can admire its stunning facade and, if the timing is right, attend a church service to experience the local community's spiritual life.

    Mohawk Cultural Centre: Learn about the rich history and culture of the Mohawk people at the Mohawk Cultural Centre. This center offers exhibits, workshops, and educational programs that provide insights into the traditions, art, and customs of the Mohawk Nation.

    Outdoor Activities: Saint-Régis is surrounded by natural beauty, making it a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy hiking, biking, and picnicking in nearby parks and nature reserves. The Saint-Régis Wildlife Reserve, in particular, is a great place for wildlife viewing and outdoor adventures.

    Fort Covington Museum: Cross the border into Fort Covington, New York, and visit the... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorPierre GAGNE (11 April 1718, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité) - 23 October 1778, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
male ancestorTheodore BEAUDET (24 September 1727, Lotbinière, Québec, Canada (Saint-Louis) - 17 October 1801, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
female ancestorMarie-Josephte DUPUIS (17 November 1733, La Prairie, Québec, Canada (St-Philippe) (St-Jean-François-Régis) (La Nativité) - 4 December 1776, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
male ancestorPierre ROUSSEL (28 February 1740, Bout de L'ile, Quebec, Canada - 29 January 1818, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
male ancestorJohann Henrich HENS (HAINS) (1741, , United States (USA) (American Colonies) - 19 July 1826, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
male ancestorAugustin DUPUIS (1751, Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada (Port Royal, Acadia) - 1835, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
female ancestorMarie-Marguerite TRUDEL (28 October 1756, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada - 16 August 1823, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
female ancestorMarie-Josephe ROMAN (1756, , Québec Province, Canada (Quebec) - 22 May 1782, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))
female ancestorMarie-Angélique BÉRIAU (BERIAULT) (20 January 1757, Les Cèdres, Québec, Canada (Saint-Joseph-de-Soulanges Les Cedres) - 2 April 1838, Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada (Saint-François-Regis) (Akwesasne))

Ancestors Who Were Married in Saint-Régis, Québec, Canada

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male ancestorAndré SURPRENANT dit SANSOUCY (4 December 1748 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Josephe ROMAN (1756 - 22 May 1782) married 22 May 1780
male ancestorAndré SURPRENANT dit SANSOUCY (4 December 1748 - ) and female ancestorMarie-Louise LAROCHE (28 April 1763 - 8 April 1854) married 24 May 1784
male ancestorAndré POISSANT (14 April 1769 - 28 March 1843) and female ancestorMarie-Elisabeth PERRAS (1775 - 1864) married 21 November 1791
male ancestorJean-Baptiste LESAGE (25 August 1792 - 14 May 1870) and female ancestorJosephte DUENNE dite LEMAITRE (12 December 1798 - 7 December 1827) married 19 May 1817
male ancestorLouis DUPUIS (1794 - 3 March 1863) and female ancestorGenevieve LEBLANC (11 March 1799 - 2 September 1869) married 21 November 1817
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