First Nations

Title Summary
Patterson, E. Palmer fonds Dr. E. Palmer Patterson joined the University of Waterloo faculty in 1962, starting at St. Jerome’s and transferring to main campus in 1964. His work is primarily focused on First Nations groups in Canada and his publications include the seminal text “The Canadian Indian.” The E. Palmer Patterson fonds includes manuscripts, drafts of publications and research files.
Rankin, Colin fonds Colin Rankin was a fur trader for the Hudson’s Bay Company during the mid-nineteenth century. He lived and worked predominately in Northern Ontario. After retiring he became mayor of Mattawa and later a Justice of the Peace in the North West Territories. The Colin Rankin fonds contains both materials form Rankin’s time as a fur trader including correspondence, diaries, and land deeds, as well as three diaries kept by fur trader Donald McKay between 1799-1806 when he was living in Temiskaming. The materials make mention of First Nations life in Northern Ontario in the early nineteenth century.
Weaver, Sally. The archive and working library of Dr. Sally Weaver includes materials created by Dr. Weaver in her role as an anthropologist. Dr. Weaver’s work revolved around justice and recognition for First Nations groups in all parts of the world and her collection includes materials on First Nations groups in Canada, Australia and Norway.