Boys from the Curve Lake Reserve
Boys from the Curve Lake Reserve

Boys from the Curve Lake Reserve
Pacific Mountain Regional Council Archives

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Related School
Mount Elgin (ON)
Curatorial Comment
These boys would probably have attended the United Church-run Mount Elgin Institute, had they been born a generation earlier. By the 1940s, Aboriginal parents in the area preferred to keep their children at home and send them to day schools. Indian Agents were reluctant to send children to the Mount Elgin because of its bad reputation. It was closed in June 1946, and a new day school opened on the reserve that year.


Schools > Day schools (themes)
Daily life > Classes (themes)
People > Students (themes)

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Extent and Medium

1 print : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Full caption: "Boys from the Curve Lake Reserve near Peterborough have homework sessions in the Reserve day school for younger children, although they attend classes at Lakefield nearby, for their own age group. Quiet concentration necessary for study is often difficult at home."
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Copyright holder: The United Church of Canada


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