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First Nations & early settler communities
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~~~~ Eighth Annual Report of the Toronto Magdalen Asylum or Female House of Refuge. Toronto: Guardian Steam Printing Establishment, July 1862.

Lives of Squire Davis and Jennet Ferguson

HEENEY, S. H. Scratchings across cultures: a memoir of denial and discovery, 2011. 


David Thompson and Ruthven Hall

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