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Accession Number: 04-004


Don Whiteside fonds. -- 1969-1990. -- 45 cm of textual records. -- 43 cassette tapes. -- ca. 40 slides.

Biography / History

Don Whiteside (Sin-a-paw) was born in New York in 1931, the son of Thereon Harvey and Dorothy (Reid) Whiteside. He married Alvina Helen Adams in 1956 and had five children. A native author, Whitside served with the United States military in Korea. He received a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1967 and within a few years began working with the Canadian government in various departments: the Department of Regional Economic Expansion; the Department of Secretary of State; and the Department of Health and Welfare. He also taught at Manitou Community College and was director of the Ontario Genealogical Society. He died in 1993.

Custodial History

Fonds was in the custody of National Library of Canada before it was acquired by Trent University Archives via Professor David Newhouse in 2000.

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of reviews and reports by Don Whiteside. Also included are research materials, correspondence, cassette tapes, and slides of Native peoples and communities.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.
Fonds acquired in 2000 via Professor David Newhouse.
Restrictions: N

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Box 1


1. Report by Whiteside, 1974: Efforts to Develop Aboriginal Political Associations in Canada 1850-1965
2. Book reviews by Don Whiteside
3. Report by Whiteside, 1982: A Look Into Indian History
4. Report by Whiteside, 1979: Indians in Upper Canada from 1846-1885, with special reference to half-breed Indians and the development of political associations. The Circle is Broken.
5. Reports by Whiteside, 1969-1972
6. Reports by Whiteside, 1973-1974
7. Reports by Whiteside, 1975-1976
8. Reports by Whiteside, 1977-1980
9. Reports and information obtained by Whiteside for research purposes
10. Prints of Native posters and miscellaneous artwork
11. Miscellaneous pictures and postcards
12. Miscellaneous: includes two maps, one showing the "Indian Bands of Canada" and their linguistic affiliations, and the second showing land claims by tribes
13. General correspondence and invoices, 1973-1976
14. General correspondence, 1977-1978
15. General correspondence, 1979-1981
16. General correspondence, undated and 1982-1995, not inclusive
17. Report by Whiteside: Indians, Indians, Indians: a selected bibliography and resource guide concerning aboriginal people (Indians, Metis, Inuit)
18. A review of the Globe; summaries of Globe articles
19. Miscellaneous documents: copyright documents, a list of aboriginal newspapers published in Canada in 1975, a list of major aboriginal political voluntary associations in Canada by date of formation - 1630-1976. Also includes Don Whiteside's diploma from Manitou College, and a diary of historical events
Loose: Report by Whiteside, 1974: Cultural Integrity versus Social Science Research. A report for Social Research Division, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Box 2

Cassette Tapes
Title transcriptions follow:

1. Where Have All The Indians Gone? Part 1
2. Where Have All The Indians Gone? Part 2
3. Parliament Hill Violence, Sept 30, 1974 #1
4. Parliament Hill Violence, Sept 30, 1974 #2
5. Cindy Anderson, Oct 5, 1974
6. Harry Daniels, April 12, 1979
7. Ties that bind - past, present,and future, Feb. 10, 1983
8. Dr. Law's Speech, Nov, 1986 #1
9. Dr. Law's Speech, Nov, 1986 #2
10. Fort George, P.Q.
11. Brian Maracle, Trouble Looms Over Future Indian Act Changes, March 9, 1982
12. James Bay Meeting - Ottawa
13. James Bay Meeting - Montreal, 1972
14. Board of Directors
15. Our Native Land, March 24, 1984
16. NAIC Meeting, 1972
17. Second Battle of Wounded Knee
18. Oraw Lyons - Indian government
19. Goals for Native Americans by Jack Forbes, The Ghost Dance
20. Rice and Dumont. Building of Railway
21. Concerns of the James Bay Cree
22. Don Whiteside, CHUM FM, Feb. 14, 1990, Re: Pro smokers lobby
23. Interviews with Dr. Howard Adams about Metis people
24. Willie Mitchell
25. Native Country - Shin goose
26. Willie Dunn
27. Peyote chants
28. Two and Three worlds
29. From the land of Blackfeet - Pat Kennedy and Blackfeet Singers
30. Ecstast of Rita Joe
31. Underneath the Blue Canadian Sky - David Campbell
32. Russell Means talks
33. Cree Legends of James Bay
34. Native Songs and Dances
35. These Are Our Words - David Campbell
36. Immigrant Songs - David Campbell
37. Delorim - God is Red
38. Songs of Muskogee Creek
39. Sioux Grass Songs and Round Dances
40. Comanche Peyotte Songs, #1
41. Comanche Peyotte Songs, #2
42. Histories et Chants Indien
43. Indian Rights, 1988

Memos; pictures of Native people, communities, art, and traditions