Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868
By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
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Where was John Johnston from?
In what year did John Johnston leave Ireland?
What happened to John Johnston during his first winter on the island of Lapointe?
Why was the Ojibway chief Wa-bo-jeeg reluctant to let John Johnston marry his daughter?
What did John Johnston do when he was offered jobs away from Sault Ste. Marie?
The song says that when John Johnston first saw the chief's daughter he, "He sighed a sigh, asked himself why, then died a death that would not die " What does that mean?