Kanien'kehá:ka Group in Ceremonial Costume with the Mayor of Montreal, William Workman, in 1869


This spectacular photograph taken in 1869 shows a group of Kanien'kehá:ka men and women attired in extremely elaborate beaded clothes. Some non-Aboriginals also appear in the group including the mayor of Montreal, William Workman. Although we do not know the background to this photograph, it was almost certainly taken during an important public event.

Photographer (probably James Inglis)
Notman Photographic Archives
Historical Photograph
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