The Fallen Feather

Fallen_Feather_Complete_Book_Master Indian Industrial Residential Schools and Canadian Confederation

Randy N Bezeau
Jannica R Hoskins
Fallen Feather Productions Photography
All Rights Reserved Dec 2


*Editors note*A comrade had asked me if I had seen this video.  There was a quote that he made reference to and I could not believe what he stated from the video.  To my dismay I could not locate the video on the web or anywhere else.  But a simple google search did reveal this pdf file.  The one quote that drew my attention, was in reference to Native children being held hostages, as to prevent a Native Uprising, while the kkkanadian government was planning to build a rail way through the west.  Here is that reference below.

Edgar Dewdney, now an Indian Commissioner
of the North West Territories in 1885 wrote to
the MacDonald government saying:
“…the Indians would regard them, their
children, as hostages, given to the whites and
would hesitate to commit any hostile acts that
would endanger their children’s well being…”
Edgar Dewdney, 1885 13
Further to this, J. A. McCrae an Indian agent and
future department superintendent stated.
“It is unlikely that any tribe or tribes would give
trouble of a serious nature to the government
whose members had children completely under
government control.”  (Page 12, 13 of this pdf)



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