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Maun-gua-daus (or Maun-gwa-daus) alias George Henry (born ca. 1807), original chief of the Ojibwa Nation of Credit (Upper Canada) and interpreter employed by Indian Affairs  


ca. 1846

Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 photograph : daguerreotype ; 11.8 x 8.5 cm.
Positive Non-paper - daguerreotype
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Colour transparency K-0000077
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative PA-125840
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
Copy negative NPC-055
90: Open
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
90: Open
BAN no.
Other accession no.
1982-038 NPC

Terms of use

Credit: Maun-gua-daus Collection / /Library and Archives Canada / PA-125840
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired

Finding aid no.

Additional name(s)

Photographer: Unknown.

Additional information

p.-p. double elliptique boîte (15 x 12 cm) en cuir, motif d'un médaillon oval surmonté d'un masque de chevalier avec couronne.

Published in "Sometimes a Great Nation: A Photo Album of Canada 1850-1925, by Edward Cavell, 1984. Plate 1, p. 25. NPC-055

P. 311 in "Treasures of the National Archives of Canada / Trésors des archives nationales du Canada" - ISBN 2-921114-75-5

Transparent couleur disponible

Probably taken in Europe about 1846, this daguerreotype of Maun-gua-daus is one of the earliest photographic portraits of native people at Library and Archives Canada.

Availability of other formats note
Slide no.: 7176

Exhibitions note
Aboriginal Portraits: Ed Tompkins, Jeffrey Thomas; National Archives: 1996.06.18-1996.11
Facing History; Lydia Foy, Peter Robertson; National Archives: 1993.05.28 - 1993.09.01


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