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Item ID# A2010.099.0244
Title Indian school days
Object Name Biography
Dates of Creation 1988
Creator Johnston, Basil
Other Creators Key Porter Books Limited, publisher
Description "Indian School Days" is an autobiography of Basil Johnston, a native Ojibway who was taken from his family at the age of 10 and placed in a residential school operated by Jesuit priests in Spanish, Ontario. "Indian School Days" begins in 1939 and is a unique portrait of Indian life and a telling commentary on a Canadian Government policy that removed native children from their parents.

Contained in the flap of this book are two newspaper articles: An Ojibway's route from the reserve to ROM...self-publishing self-help, Beverley Slopen, Quill and Quire, May, 1983
Indian teacher wants agents off reserve, John Przekop, The Owen Sound Sun-Times, March 2, 1972

Provenance This book was part of the personal library of Dr. Peter Schmalz. The library was created for the purpose of researching and writing history related mainly to the First Nations of Bruce County. Dr. Schmalz used his library to research and write a master's thesis, a doctoral thesis, numerous learned articles, several books, and reports for the Ministry of Natural Resources, First Nations communities, the provincial government, and the federal government. The library reflects his major interest in aboriginal contact with Europeans.
Collection Schmalz, Peter fonds
Physical Description 250 p. ; 24 cm
Subjects Residential schools
First Nations of Canada
First Nations - Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
People Johnston, Basil
Place Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
Level of Description Item
Parent Object Schmalz Series 1, File 2