Sunday, 25 March 2012


Nipigon Historical Museum Archives

The following posts from the "Fenwick papers" follow discussions about "white Indians" in connection with Viking visits.

The News-Chronicle, August 16, 1938
Lakehead Cities - Port Arthur, Fort William, Westfort -Schreiber, Nipigon
page 2
White Indians - Soo Star Publisher Discusses New Subject
By Canadian Press
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Aug. 16 -
Possibility that forebears of "white Indians", reported to live on the west shore of James Bay, may have come to Canada before Columbus or Cartier landed on North America is discussed in the Sault Daily Star by J.W. Curran.

Mr. Curran, publisher of the Star, suggests Norwegians may have been the first white men to visit these shores and that the "white Indians" are their descendants. They speak the language of the Crees and have no knowledge of English.

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