Historical Photos

historical photos

York Boats Cumberland House

Submitted by john.dorion on Thu, 04/02/2015 - 18:20

Our ancestors traveled in boats 24 feet long known as York boats. They made their boats from the wood and sap of the majestic white spruce trees that grew in abundance on our traditional lands. The wood of the white spruce trees gave their large boats lightness and stability in fast moving waterways and large rapids that far surpassed other types of boats. They could carry their boats and supplies many miles across land with less effort than a boat made from trees of heavier wood.

treaty 5

Submitted by jdorion on Tue, 07/14/2009 - 16:38

picture of indian treaty 5 chief john cochrane signed the treaty on behalf of several indian bands in the cumberland house region including the cumberland island band which is known as the john cochrane band