By Adrian Hayes
A member of the Parry Island band (now Wasauksing First state) close to Parry Sound, Ontario, Francis served with the Canadian Expeditionary strength in Belgium and France for nearly the complete period of the 1st international warfare, essentially as a scout and sniper. in the course of the awful battles and inhumane stipulations of trench war, his activities earned him 3 for bravery — the main ever acquired through a Canadian aboriginal soldier. extra lately, they encouraged the vital fictional personality in Joseph Boyden’s hugely acclaimed novel Three Day Road.
Physically and emotionally scarred by means of his wartime ordeals, Francis back to Parry Island to aim to rebuild his lifestyles. He have been handled as an equivalent within the military, yet fast stumbled on issues hadn’t replaced again in Canada. As a standing Indian his existence was once regulated through the notorious Indian Act and by means of neighborhood Indian brokers who appeared bent on thwarting his each attempt to enhance his lot.
So, Francis turned a warrior once again — this time within the even longer conflict to accomplish the proper of aboriginal Canadians to regulate their very own destiny.
In compiling this account of Francis Pegahmagabow’s awesome existence, Adrian Hayes performed wide examine in newspapers, information, and army documents, and spoke with participants of Pegahmagabow’s relations and others who remembered the plight and the perseverance of this warrior.
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