1897 in Canada

Events from the year 1897 in Canada.

Years in Canada: 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900
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Lester Bowles Pearson in 1944


Historical documentsEdit

Cree leader Almighty Voice pursued and killed by North-West Mounted Police in Saskatchewan[1]

Annual report of Indian agent for Kootenay Agency in British Columbia[2]

Anglican missionary conducts church services on his dogsled trip around northwest Alberta[3]

Kipling's poem "Our Lady of the Snows" acknowledges Canada's solidarity but independence in its relations with Britain (Note: "white man" used)[4]

Editorial praises founding of Victorian Order of Nurses[5]

Illustration of fully outfitted Klondike Gold Rush adventurer, with price of each garment and do/don't lists[6]

Lack of food and other boomtown problems discourage some Dawson City residents[7]

British railway labourers in western Canada treated as slaves before escaping[8]

"A love affair this summer" - Diary writer records declaration of love from another woman visiting Camp Viamede, Stony Lake, Ontario[9]


  1. ^ Mae Harris Anson, "Last Stand of Almighty Voice" Sunday Record-Herald typescript. Accessed 20 December 2019
  2. ^ Department of Indian Affairs, Dominion of Canada Annual Report(...)for the Year Ended 30th June 1897, pgs. 82-4 Accessed 20 December 2019
  3. ^ Richard Young, "Circular letter describing a mission journey through the Athabasca Peace River country" Accessed 20 December 2019
  4. ^ Rudyard Kipling, "Our Lady of the Snows" (1897), The Kipling Society. Accessed 22 July 2021
  5. ^ "A Nursing Order--Lady Aberdeen's Latest" The (Chatham, N.B.) World (February 20, 1897). Accessed 20 December 2019
  6. ^ "Do Don't" New York Journal and Advertiser (August 22, 1897), pg. 42. Accessed 5 December 2021
  7. ^ Letters home from James Hamil and Rebecca Schuldenfrei Accessed 20 December 2019
  8. ^ Letter and newspaper enclosure (typescripts). Accessed 20 December 2019 http://collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayEcopies&rec_nbr=1432309 (Note: pages are not in proper reading order)
  9. ^ "July 27 (1897). Tuesday." "XV; May Bragdon; March 1st, 1897," pg. 120, May Bragdon Diaries, University of Rochester River Campus Libraries. Accessed 6 March 2022