The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Globe (Toronto, ON), November 22, 1849


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DISTURBANCES AT THE LAKE SUPERIOR MINES

Intelligence has been received by Government from Capt. Anderson, Indian Agent, that some disturbance has occurred in the mining districts on lake Superior. The difficulty has arisen from a claim made by the Indians to the land granted, by License of the Provincial Government, to the mining companies... and it is said, we hope incorrectly, that with about 100 armed Indians half-breeds, they left Sault St. Marie on the 9th inst. For Mica bay, and that they were about to attack the station of the Quebec mining company and drive off the miners... No conflict has occurred. Mr. Charles Thompson of this city happened to be at the scene of disturbance at the time, and seems, with Captain Anderson and Captain Fraser, to have acted with great promptitude. The steamer Gore was immediately taken off her route and dispatched with information to Government, and soon after the news reached town a body of troops were under march for Sturgeon Bay, where the Gore awaits their arrival.


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Date of Original:
November 22, 1849
Local identifier:
GLN.19546
Language of Item:
English
Donor:
Bill Hester
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to the applicable Canadian or American laws. No restrictions on use.
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Globe (Toronto, ON), November 22, 1849