- CA ON00156 TR/1722
File contains a typescript history of the Mohawk of Tyendinaga 1784-1960.
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File contains a typescript history of the Mohawk of Tyendinaga 1784-1960.
Deeds, abstracts of title, and correspondence relating to two properties:
The fonds consists of 1 box of textual records and 7 audio tapes. The fonds consists of research notes and 7 tapes of interviews with Tyendinaga Mohawk elders relating to the research, writing and production of Rona Rustige's book Tyendinaga Tales.
The file contains a copy of a newspaper titled "Central Ontario Visitor from Lake Simcoe to the Kawarthas". There is an article on page 3 titled "First Nation history tells story of loss of a culture", about Alderville First Nation; Mississauga Ojibways.
File contains a typescript poem entitled "Peace to the Nations and Praise to the Lord" by Teressa Brant. Also contains a manuscript poem composed by an unidentified Mohawk woman for Reverend Cyrus Allison, a pioneer Methodist missionary to the Mohawk of Tyendinaga. The name Gertrude F. Clarke was associated with this item by Gerry Boyce.
This file contains correspondence from Ralph Mills regarding a provision in his late wife's (Thora R. Mills) to erect a fence around a grave-yard on the Tyendenaga Indian Reserve.
File contains a photocopy of pages 38-63 from the publication the Ontario Archaeology, Number 72, 2001, written by David A. Robertson "Mourning, Curing, Feasting of Industry? The Interpretation of the Quinte and Perch Lake Mounds".
Short documentary (5 minutes) on the life of Dr. Oronhyatheka, a physician from the Six Nations territory.
File contains a newspaper article concerning the Tyendinaga Mohawk claim to Foresters' Island in the Bay of Quinte, in 1968.
Agreement between the Government of Canada and Alderville First Nation regarding the settlement of the Thurlow Purchase Specific Land Claim. The copy was sent to Gerry Boyce by Alderville First Nation's Band Administrator in October 2010.
Alderville First Nation
Collection comprises the following albums:
1) S. Alec Gordon in an organ recital of his own compositions, c.1967 [3 copies, one with typescript notes by S. Alec Gordon]
Side 1: 1. Haliburton Holiday Sketches: A) Sunrise; B) Chipmunks; C) White Water Lilies (vocal); D) Moonlight on the Lake; E) Little Log Cabin (vocal)
Side 2: 1. Haliburton Holiday Sketches: F) Stormy Day; G) Evening; 2. Divertissement on 'All Hallows'; 3. Canadianette (Humoresque)
2) Centennial Secondary School Concert Band, 1971 (Director of Music, Monty Emmerson) [2 copies]
Side A: 1. Selections from 'Hair'; 2. Selections from Bizet's 'Carmen'; 3. Five Mellow Winds
Side B: 1. Selections from 'Mr. Lucky'; 2. March of the Bowmen; 3. Selections from 'Oklahoma'; 4. Theme and Rock-out
Band members: Elizabeth McLaughlin; Nancy Tilley; Mary Rowbotham; Kathy Browne; Debbie Twiddy; Pam Flindall; Kathy Moran; Sue Kitcher; Lynda Walker; Ruth Lee; Ann Coombs; Pat Bush; Nancy Keller; Meribeth Rowe; Steve Empey; Anne Burnhan; Linda Vardy; Connie Vardy; Mary Bailey; Pam Warr; Sue Rutledge; Karen McComb; Christie Chase; Evelyn Caswell; Megan McLaughlin; John Wills; Rodger Mountford; John Chambers; Brian Elliott; Nancy Koch; Ross Kemp; Dennis Gunter; Mark Piwowarski; Lloyd Eyre; Terry Richardson; Danny Jones; Dave Lewars; Ken Bertrand; Dan Hoxford; John Bunner; Dan Fell; Tim Shoniker; Robert Smith; Elaine Williams; Chris Lazenby; Blane McOrquodale; John Williams; Jerry Fontyn; Gary Fleming; Glen Mayer; Barry Linn; Paul Jones; Steve Gallinger; Fred Means; John Charles; Haig Chalmers; Pete Stewart; Jim Cole; Ray Marshall; John Dorrington; Tom Kuglin; Glenys Batton; Dave Pascoe; Rick Farrell; Bruce Burnham
3) Al Purdy's Ontario, 1971, written and read by Al Purdy
4) Tom Mason, Belleville Centennial Project, 1978
Side A: 1. Up a Lazy River; 2. Five Foot Two; 3. Getting Sentimental Over You; 4. Albert's Tune; 5. Roses in Picardy; 6. Some of These Days; 7. Heart of My Heart; 8. You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby; 9. Sweet Georgia Brown; 10. Melancholy Baby
Side B: 1. Bye Bye Blues; 2. After You've Gone; 3. Hard Hearted Hanna; 4. Whispering; 5. If I Had My Way; 6. Who's Sorry Now; 7. Ida; 8. It's a Sin to Tell a Lie; 9. Side By Side
Album notes read: "Tom Mason as a young boy studied piano under Professor Wheatley who thought he should become a concert pianis but Tom wanted to play jazz. 'While not sure I could handle it, Professor Wheatley arranged for me to play at the silent movie theatre in Belleville called the REGENT. I was 19 at the time and played six nights and six matinees a week and acquired skill at improvisation by setting musical moods for the various scenes throughout the film.' This was in the year 1922. Some time later he went to Montreal, then Chicago, as a night club entertainer. Upon returning to his home town Belleville, he formed a nine piece orchestra calling it the 'COMMODORES'. 'It was a very popular orchestra and we played the Quinte Circuit, Belleville, Kingston, Collin's Bay, Cobourg and outlying communities. I also did my own arrangements for the band as they were unobtainable at this time. Travelling was primitive in those days in comparison with today's standards. This was before the era of paved roads, snow-plows, wind-shield wipers, anti freeze and heaters. Before starting out in winter they contacted various farmers en route to make sure roads were open. If they got stuck, the same farmers brought teams of horses to get them going again during those pre radio/TV days.
"When the Second World War started he joined the Army and went through the usual rigorous physical training. However his musical training soon became known and Captain Tom Mason found himself directing large army shows to entertain the troops in Canada and Overseas being honourably discharged about 1946. One of Tom's goals in life is to bring happiness to others. He is still attempting to attain that goal with this album of some of the hit tunes of the twenties and early thirties that the 'COMMODORES' played."
5) Mohawk Singers at Her Majesty's Mohawk Chapel, Tyendinaga Reserve, 1984 [with insert of transcriptions of hymns in old and new Mohawk writing, and English and French translations]
Side A: Church Bell; Wa Ont Shea Non Nih; Ye Sus Sken Nen En De Wa Kon; Ne Ya Go Ya Ne Re; Ka Na Ta No Ron; Shi Ha Di Nonh; Ji N'yon Re En We Ne Ha Ke; Jad Kah Thoh Ji Ni Shon Gwa Wi; Ron Wa Nen Tons Ne Ni Yoh; Wa Ka Ton Ha He Re Sa Ia Ner
Side B: Ne Ra Ya Ta No Ron Go Wah; Se Wea Ni Yo Ta Gwa Tonh Dats; Te Gon Nonh We Ra Tonhs; O Ni Yoh Gwa Nen Tonhs; Ye Sus Ro Dens Hen Nyon; Ka Ren Na; Satke Aietenese:ke; O Sa Ya Ner Ta Gwa Thon Dek
Choir members: Lena Elliott, Bernice Maracle (soloist), Donald Maracle (choir master), Muriel Hill, Beatrice Brant, Charles E. Maracle, Jacqueline Brant, Francis Eva Maracle, Albert L. Maracle, Kathryne Fuller, Renford Brant, Shirley A. Maracle, Lorraine Maracle, Michael Brant, Catherine Hill, Violet Clench, Andrew Maracle, sr. (soloist), Mary Maracle, Lorne Maracle, Lillian Maracle, Joyce Blaber
Belleville Public Library
File contains a printed bulletin of the Departments of History and Political and Economic Science, Queen's University, entitled "Captain John Deserontyou and the Mohawk Settlement at Deseronto" by M. Eleanor Herrington. The bulletin was published in 1921 and recounts the history of the early settlement of Tyendinaga. Also contains a letter to the editor of the Ontario Intelligencer explaining the origins of Captain John Deseronto [Deserontyou's] name.
Herrington, Margaret Eleanor
Assignment by a Grade 13 student.
File contains a pamphlet announcing the 1961 publication of Kayonakonte: 'Daughter of the Gods' by poet Wallace Havelock Robb, based on a Mohawk tradition.
Robb, Wallace Havelock
Part of Gerry Boyce records
Records of Gerry Boyce's research on a number of published and unpublished subjects relating to the local history of Belleville and Hastings County. Research for published books include:
Scan of a fragment of silk with a head-and-shoulders portrait of a Mohawk man. The item was found in a Portt family (of Tyendinaga) photograph album.
Smith, Donald B.
Copy of letter from the Draper Manuscripts from Kenwendeshon, written from Mill Point [Deseronto], Ontario, in March 1878, with transcription and family tree.
Digital materials relating to Dr John Maracle Kenwendeshon: