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THE FIRST RED RIVER CHURCHES and SCHOOLS

Post by gnstill » Thu May 09, 2013 6:52 am

Link to Historic Narrative: THE FIRST RED RIVER CLERGYMEN, CHURCHES and SCHOOLS

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Re: THE FIRST RED RIVER CHURCHES and SCHOOLS

Post by Wayne Jones » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:31 am

In your text you state: "a second boy, SAKACHUWESCUM, was given to him; an orphaned child of a “half-caste” woman and a deceased Indian."

SAKACHUWESCUM was the son of a a Muskego Cree Indian of York Factory and Wash-e-soo-E'Sguew the half-caste daughter of Matthew Cocking. Although his father had died he was not an "orphan." His mother was alive and well. You could say that he was a "fatherless child." He was tutored by West but "given to him" seems a bit strong since his mother went with him.

The mother of Henry Budd was employed by the Church Missionary Establishment from the fall of 1822 to look after the children at the Red River School.

"In October and the beginning of November 1822 the following girls with a half-breed (widow) woman, speaking only the Indian language, to make clothes, wash, cook, etc for the children were upon the Establishment: viz.

Agathas ......................................................The widow woman
Nehowgatim .......... Four Legs .................. An orphan girl
Tackaquatim ......... A great noise .............. An orphan girl

Baptisms :
Pemuteuithinew .... Baptised July 1822 ... James Hope
Sakachuwescum ... Baptised July 1822 ... Henry Budd

(SOURCE: Memorandum and Accounts of the Church Missionary Establishment, Red River Settlement, Hudson's Bay, North America, from Oct 1, 1822 to May 31, 1823, C.1/M, Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel A-77, Item 15, p.71)

A comparison of The Hudson's Bay Company Accounts, 1824/1827, clearly establishes that "The Woman on Missionary Establishment" called "Agathas" was the same person called "Wash-e-soo-E'Sguew."

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Re: THE FIRST RED RIVER CHURCHES and SCHOOLS

Post by gnstill » Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:35 am

Thanks very much again Wayne. I have done revisions and added some other updates to this page.

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