Friday, December 23, 2011

Referring to metis-PRAXIS Research Associates, 1999: Historic Métis in Ontario - Wawa,(page 2 4)




R E S E A R C H    R E P O R T:
HISTORIC  MÉTIS IN  ONTARIO:
WAWA and ENVIRONS
FOR
THE MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES
OF THE GOVERNMENT OF ONTARIO
NAT IVE AFFAIRS UNIT
300 Water Street
P.O. Box 7000
Peterborough, Ontario K9J 8M5
August 12, 1999

Excerpt from Page 24

"Peterson (1985:39) asserts that the distinctiveness of métis in Great Lakes area was fully
apparent to outsiders by the early decades of the 1800s when racial terms began to be used in
classifying Indians from half-breeds or métis. Van Kirk (1980:95-6) reports that ca. 1800, a NWC
policy of supporting servants’ families coupled with the emergence of a body of “freemen”, resulted
in the progeny of Nor’Westers being recognized at an early stage as a group distinct from the Indians.
They were known as “métis” or “bois brulés” and by far the largest number of them were
descendants of the French-Canadian engagés and their Indian wives. According to Gorham (ibid.:40-
41), it was not until the 1820s that a few scattered references to half-breeds began to appear in the
writings of Catholic missionaries – one of whom writes of marriages of “Canadians or halfbreeds
to full blooded Indian women.” While indicating the existence of a separate ethnic category for
mixed bloods, this quote also raises the issue of the ambiguous use of the word “Canadian” to refer
to métis, a methodological problem raised also by Giraud (1986). Giraud emphasizes that the context
in which the word is used in historical documents from this time period is key to determining to
whom the name ‘Canadian’ or canadien is referring. In many cases the name is applied to employees
of the North West Company. Giraud’s “Canadian Métis” refers to NWC mixed-blood individuals
and families, in contrast to those attached to the Hudsons Bay Company whom he labels “Scottish
half-breeds (ibid.:346-347)"
Full report-http://www.metisnation.org/media/141020/ontario%20report%20-%20michipicoten.pdf

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The assemblage of Indian warriors and headmen that met with Anthony Wayne on the sixteenth of June, and[Pg 241]continued in session until the tenth day of August, 1795, was the most noted ever held in America


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THE TREATY OF GREENVILLE

The surrender of the Ohio lands of the Miamis and their final submission to the Government.
Excerpt PG 240 AND 241
The first to come to Greenville to consult with Wayne, were the Wyandots of Sandusky. "He told them he pitied them for their folly in listening to the British, who were very glad to urge them to fight and to give them ammunition, but who had neither the power nor the inclination to help them when the time of trial came; that hitherto the Indians had felt only the weight of his little finger, but that he would surely destroy all the tribes in the near future if they did not make peace." During the winter of 1794-1795 parties of Wyandots, Ottawas, Chippewas, Potawatomi, Sacs, Miamis, Delawares and Shawnees came in, and on February 11th, 1795, the preliminaries of a treaty were agreed upon between the Shawnees, Delawares and Miamis, and the Americans. Arrangements were also made for a grand council with all the Indian nations at Fort Greenville, on or about the fifteenth of the ensuing June.
From an old painting by one of Wayne's staff. By Courtesy The Chicago Historical Society
General Anthony Wayne and Little Turtle at Greenville.ToList
The assemblage of Indian warriors and headmen that met with Anthony Wayne on the sixteenth of June, and[Pg 241]continued in session until the tenth day of August, 1795, was the most noted ever held in America. Present, were one hundred and eighty Wyandots, three hundred and eighty-one Delawares, one hundred and forty-three Shawnees, forty-five Ottawas, forty-six Chippewas, two hundred and forty Potawatomi, seventy-three Miamis and Eel Rivers, twelve Weas and Piankeshaws, and ten Kickapoos and Kaskaskias, in all eleven hundred and thirty savages. Among the renowned fighting men and chiefs present, was Tarhe, of the Wyandots, known as "The Crane," who had fought under the Cornstalk at Point Pleasant, and who had been badly wounded at the battle of Fallen Timbers. He now exercised a mighty influence for peace and remained the firm friend of the United States. Of the Miamis, the foremost was the Little Turtle, who was probably the greatest warrior and Indian diplomat of his day or time. He had defeated Harmar and destroyed St. Clair, but he now stood for an amicable adjustment. Next to Little Turtle was LeGris. Of the Shawnees, there were Blue Jacket and Catahecassa, or the Black Hoof. The latter chieftain had been present at Braddock's defeat in 1775, had fought against General Andrew Lewis at Point Pleasant in 1774, and was an active leader of the Shawnees at the battles with Harmar and St. Clair. Blue Jacket had been the principal commander of the Indian forces at Fallen Timbers. Buckongahelas, of the Delawares, Au-goosh-away, of the Ottawas, Mash-i-pinash-i-wish, of the Chippewas, Keesass and Topenebee, of the Potawatomi, Little Beaver, of the Weas, and many other distinguished Indian leaders were among the hosts. The chief interpreters were William Wells, [Pg 242]Jacques Laselle, M. Morins, Sans Crainte, Christopher Miller, Abraham Williams and Isaac Zane.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Free Falcon Ride by Kevin Lajiness


as high as the mountains “again and again 
I want to be a free again and again the waves of the wind 
Like and Indian again and again I could free Like and Indian 
riding the waves of the wind I could free myself I could free myself” 
When I was young tall and strong I was a free bird 
When I was young tall and strong I was a free bird 
Like a Indian riding the waves of the wind 
I could free myself of all worldly possessions I felt at one with the universe 
And I could fly as high as the mountains I want to be a free bird again 
I want to be riding wave on the wind like a falcon across the meadows 
If it’s the last thing I do on this planet I’m going to free myself 
Of all that weighs me down and take some advice from an elder 
And go out ridding waves And go out ridding waves on the wind 
with a falcon again and again 
And go out ridding waves on the wind with a falcon again and again 
Like and Indian riding the waves of the wind I could free myself 
And go out ridding waves on the wind with a falcon again and again 
And go out ridding waves on the wind with a falcon again and again 
Like and Indian riding the waves of the wind I could free myself 
I could free myselfWhen I was young tall and strong I was a free bird 
When I was young tall and strong I was a free bird 
Like a Indian riding the waves of the wind 
I could free myself of all worldly possessions I felt at one with the universe 
And I could fly as high as the mountains I want to be a free bird again 
I want to be riding wave on the wind like a falcon across the meadows 
If it’s the last thing I do on this planet I’m going to free myself 
Of all that weighs me down and take some advice from an elder 

And go out ridding waves

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"I'm a Eagle Soaring" Kevin Lajiness




Deep down inside I want to come to full consciousness
I’m an eagle soaring out of sight take me higher and higher
And higher I want to know the truth if searching is to find
I look under every rock I can and to clear my mind
So that thoughts might flow without apprehension
I’m an Eagle soaring out of sight take me higher and higher
And higher I welcome divine inspiration
I get excited with the notion of a new idea
That was molded from the hand print s of god
I’m an eagle soaring out of sight take me higher and higher
And higher Rain down on me rain down on me
 Touch me to my very soul take me higher and higher
 And higher I’m a eagle souring out of sight
 I’m a eagle souring out of sight take me higher and higher
 And higher Let me reach deep down inside
 I want to come to full consciousness I want to know the truth
 If searching is to find I look under every rock I can
 And to clear my mind so that thoughts might flow without
 Apprehension I’m an Eagle soaring out of sight take me higher
 And higher and higher I welcome divine inspiration I
 Get excited with the notion of a new idea that was molded
 From the hand prints of God I’m an eagle soaring out of sight
 Take me higher and higher and higher Rain down on me
 Rain down on me touch me to my very soul
 Take me higher and higher and higher I’m a eagle souring
 Out of sight take me higher and higher and higher
 I’m an eagle souring out of sight take me higher
 And higher and higher and higher

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Click to play Kevin Lajiness "Beckoning Call" Christmas CD

Click to play Kevin Lajiness "Beckoning Call" Christmas CD:
Kevin Lajiness "Beckoning Call" Christmas CD   

 Beckoning Call - Kevin Lajiness
 Can I Get A Witness - Kevin Lajiness
 Owwowwoww - Kevin Lajiness
 I Walked The Walk In Front Of Me - Kevin Lajiness
 I'm Standing In Front of You - Kevin Lajiness
 Hey hey - Kevin Lajiness
 Oh Jesus The Man's Man - Kevin Lajiness
 Oh Whats Wrong With Me - Kevin Lajiness
 The Changes Of Time - Kevin Lajiness
 I Kiss The Earth - Kevin Lajiness
 Blow Me Down - Kevin Lajiness
 I Can See Right Through You - Kevin Lajiness
 The Power - Kevin Lajiness
 What's it Gona Take - Kevin Lajiness

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About Me

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This is Long over due for an Edit, but the main thing is I've been progressing with my music

my latest album "In The Minds Of Prophets"In The Minds Of Prophets 3/17/2015 and Hopefully "Dark Cloud" 4/1/2015. "Once Upon a Perfect Storm" 2014 . Out 3/10/14 "The King of the Fire" 

"I'm going to rewrite this soon to include some life events" Here's the dealeo, I started doing Wood Sculptures about 15 years ago to try and keep myself busy after I stopped drinking and smoking. About 5 years into it I got throat and neck Cancer. I say this because before I had the Cancer I had not written or sung Music. Looking to clean up an open space in late 2007 and 2008 ( http://openspacedocumentary.blogspot.com/) i became closer to some of the local wild life, I bonded with a Hawk and a Baby duck and started to write songs, I forced myself to sing when I could, I have over three hundred songs now, some good, some not so good, but I am getting better at writing, singing, mixing and arranging.    

New:"Charleena"2013 "The River" 2013 and "Cried and Cried My life Story"2012 others "Reflections Destiny"2012 "Kevin'ns Epic Music"2012 "Fire Storm Of Emotion" 2012"Angel Secrets"2012 All 18 Available at my Store http://www.reverbnation.com/Kevin Lajiness

Song Writer/Naive Artist/story-teller

          Nature inspires Linwood man to sing, record despite bout with throat cancer (PressOfAtlanticCity.Com)

 Album "Epic Shine"  "Walk Away" before that was"Angel Woman" along with some old remakes"Sing Back In time2011" and "Its The Spirit In The Dance" along with over one hundred of my songs and other Albums available for Sale all streaming at http://www.reverbnation.com/kevinlajiness 
  I write from a position of emotion and honesty, usually tell a story about love, life, relationships, nature, adventure, history, spirituality,philosophy etc. My Art and Music style is Naive, I beat mix looped instruments as accompaniments but the melodies don't necessarily match, but I put a great deal of thought into them and try and bring something epic to bear in mind, yet some of my songs are ballads and relaxing songs of love . 
   I have 5 song books/ songbooks online 4 of them avalable as google e-books my "The 2009" http://kevinlajiness2009song.blogspot.com/  and 2010 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=SWsPBAAAQBAJThe 2011 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=8xkOBAAAQBAJ  and 
Kevin Lajiness 2012 Song Book https://books.google.com/books?id=MpsNBAAAQBAJKevin Lajiness 2013-2014 Song Book (Google eBook)http://books.google.com/books/about/Kevin_Lajiness_2013_2014_Song_Book.html?id=wHEMBAAAQBAJ
 These books represent a ton of work , good bad or indifferent. I apologize ahead of time for typo's English and spelling, i suck at all of that, but it's about the music and lyrics and that's what really matter but I gave it my best.
 with some links to the songs , some I have taken down, (I am going to try and put them all back up for nostalgia and to show my progress from Throat and neck Cancer), but the lyrics are all there
  I have many slideshows/Videos of nature and Open Space pic's over the years that I put to my music on YouTube-kevinlajiness  and saved in Google + or Picasa.

  I grew up on Lake Erie Lagoons, my grandfather had a bate shop. Fishing and hunting was big on my fathers side no doubted stemmed from the fact that his ancestors were “Woods Runners” or “coureurs des bois”. As long as I can remember I’ve had a love for trees, nature and the environment, I attribute that, and the spiritual connection I have with mother earth, to the connection my ancestors had with the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Most if not all of them are child friendly. I started writing my early songs while working on a open space for a year, where I bonded with a hawk and a duck.

        Allot of what I draw from comes from life’s experience and what’s in my heart, what I believe is a responsibility to carry the messages of or ancestors on what is right, to come to a conclusion we are all part of something bigger than ourselves and that we pass that on to our children in story and song,but remember i am an artist I write story and rhyme, lesson and fable, I do not try to be politically correct.even though i don't use cuss words other that Hell and dam, I don't have a problem with artist that do,to each there own, I believe things evolve for a reason, hey it got someone out of the slums, by the way the baby duck that followed me home got to big and i gave her to a zoo keeper, she flew back to his house from the zoo and they raised her, she has since had her own baby's