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A member of the Parry Island band (now Wasauksing First country) close to Parry Sound, Ontario, Francis served with the Canadian Expeditionary strength in Belgium and France for nearly the whole period of the 1st international conflict, essentially as a scout and sniper. in the course of the bad battles and inhumane stipulations of trench war, his activities earned him 3 for bravery — the main ever bought through a Canadian aboriginal soldier. extra lately, they encouraged the important fictional personality in Joseph Boyden’s hugely acclaimed novel Three Day Road.
Physically and emotionally scarred via his wartime ordeals, Francis back to Parry Island to attempt to rebuild his lifestyles. He have been taken care of as an equivalent within the military, yet quick chanced on issues hadn’t replaced again in Canada. As a standing Indian his existence was once regulated by way of the notorious Indian Act and by means of neighborhood Indian brokers who appeared bent on thwarting his each attempt to enhance his lot.
So, Francis turned a warrior once again — this time within the even longer conflict to accomplish the ideal of aboriginal Canadians to manage their very own destiny.
In compiling this account of Francis Pegahmagabow’s amazing lifestyles, Adrian Hayes performed broad examine in newspapers, information, and army files, and spoke with contributors of Pegahmagabow’s relations and others who remembered the plight and the perseverance of this warrior.
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