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History of Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada

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Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada

The Kahnawake Mohawk Territory is a reserve of the traditionally Iroquoian-speaking Mohawk nation on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, across from Montreal. Recorded by French Canadians in 1719 as a Jesuit mission, it has also been known as Seigneury Sault du St. Louis, Caughnawaga and 17 European spelling variations of the Mohawk Kahnawake...

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the community was historically considered one of the Seven Nations of Canada...

The name is derived from the Mohawk word kahnawà:ke, meaning "place of the rapids", referring to their major village Caughnawaga near the rapids of the Mohawk River in New York. When converted Catholic Mohawk moved to the Montreal area, they named the new settlement after their former one...

Many Kahnawake people are of mixed ethnicity, of Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, French, English, Anglo-American, Scots and Irish descent but identifying as Mohawk.

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  • Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada
    Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
    Church of St. Francis Xavier
    Kahnawake, QUÉBEC J0L 1B0
    Established in 1668
    Source: Google maps
    Photograph
  • 1681 - Parish of St-François-Xavier-du-Sault-St-Louis established at Kahnawake

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal

  • More than 100 captives were taken from Deerfield, Massachusetts to Montreal and Kahnawake in 1704

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Recorded by French Canadians in 1719 as a Jesuit mission, it has also been known as Seigneury Sault du St. Louis, Caughnawaga and 17 European spelling variations of the Mohawk Kahnawake.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • The Jesuits managed the Seigneurie du Sault-Saint-Louis until April 1762, after the Seven Years' War and the British assumption of rule in New France.
    The new governor Thomas Gage ordered the reserve to be entirely and exclusively vested in the Mohawk, under the Supervision of the Indian Department.
    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1771 Kahnawake, twenty-two Mohawk pressed British officials to help them prevent two local families from bringing French families to settle "on lands reserved for their common use"

    www.wikipedia.org

  • By the 1790s and early 19th century, visitors often described the "great mixture of blood" at Kahnawake. They noted that many children who appeared to be of European ancestry were being brought up culturally as Mohawk.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • In 1822 Kahnawake, agent Nicolas Doucet reported that the community was growing frustrated by marriages
    in which white husbands acquired rights over the lives and properties of their Iroquois wives according to British Canadian laws, especially as the...Read MORE...


  • In 1828, the village of Kahnawake expelled white traders who were "poisoning" the Iroquois "with rum and spirituous liquors".

    www.wikipedia.org

  • Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada

    Postcard
  • Thirty-three Kahnawake (Mohawk) died in the collapse of the Quebec Bridge in 1907, one of the worst construction failures of all time.

    www.wikipedia.org



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Shrine of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Church of St. Francis Xavier
Kahnawake, QUÉBEC J0L 1B0
Established in 1668
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Sault-St-Louis, Québec, Canada
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Postcard
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  • 1681 - Parish of St-François-Xavier-du-Sault-St-Louis established at Kahnawake

    Le Programme de recherche en démographie historique - Univeriste de Montreal
  • More than 100 captives were taken from Deerfield, Massachusetts to Montreal and Kahnawake in 1704

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Recorded by French Canadians in 1719 as a Jesuit mission, it has also been known as Seigneury Sault du St. Louis, Caughnawaga and 17 European spelling variations of the Mohawk Kahnawake.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The Jesuits managed the Seigneurie du Sault-Saint-Louis until April 1762, after the Seven Years' War and the British assumption of rule in New France.
    The new governor Thomas Gage ordered the reserve to be entirely and exclusively vested in the Mohawk, under the Supervision of the Indian Department.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1771 Kahnawake, twenty-two Mohawk pressed British officials to help them prevent two local families from bringing French families to settle "on lands reserved for their common use"

    www.wikipedia.org
  • By the 1790s and early 19th century, visitors often described the "great mixture of blood" at Kahnawake. They noted that many children who appeared to be of European ancestry were being brought up culturally as Mohawk.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1822 Kahnawake, agent Nicolas Doucet reported that the community was growing frustrated by marriages
    in which white husbands acquired rights over the lives and properties of their Iroquois wives according to British Canadian laws, especially as the... Read MORE...

  • In 1828, the village of Kahnawake expelled white traders who were "poisoning" the Iroquois "with rum and spirituous liquors".

    www.wikipedia.org
  • KAHNAWAKE, QUÉBEC, CANADA


    KAHNAWAKE_QUÉBEC_CANADA (www.youtube.com)
  • Thirty-three Kahnawake (Mohawk) died in the collapse of the Quebec Bridge in 1907, one of the worst construction failures of all time.

    www.wikipedia.org

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