Voices from the Gathering PlaceSault Ste. Marie: 1622 - 1870
Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868
By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
This website was created by teacher Peter White for the Algoma District School Board
Here is a list of sources and websites for student research
* digital copies of many of the books below can easily be found online.
* Teachers: primary sources such as John Tanner's autobiography sometimes use words to refer to First Nations people that are no longer acceptable today. This is a great opportunity to teach students how and why the way people see the world changes over time.
Alexander Henry's Travels and Adventures in the Years 1760-1776 Alexander Henry, 1809
The Literary Voyageur Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft et al, circa 1822
A Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tanner, (U.S. Interpreter at the Sault de Ste. Marie,) during Thirty Years Residence among the Indians in the Interior of North America John Tanner, Edwin James,1830
Narrative Journal of Travels Through the Northwestern Regions of the United States: Extending from Detroit Through the Great Chain of American Lakes Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, 1821
Our town: Sault Ste. Marie, Canada. Articles from the Sault Star by Aileen Collins Aileen Collins, 1963
“Return to “Civilization” John Tanner's Troubled Years at Sault Ste. Marie” in Minnesota History John T. Fierst, 1986