Wednesday, July 07, 2021

History of Allen Willie

The Dictionary of Canadian Biography's weekly online biography today offers the life of an eight year old boy, Allen Willie, who was born in 1928 on the Nautley Reserve in British Columbia and died nearby with three friends on January 1, 1937 while trying to escape from Lejac Indian Residential School and return home. 

It's not a new biography -- it was first published some years ago -- nor the only one recording the death of a residential school child -- Actually, I misinterpreted a reference, and it may be. See also on this subject, the Peter Bryce biography 

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