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A house on Bloodvein Reserve

Caption on back reads: "Where M.P.M. is building station. A house on the Bloodvein Indian Reserve. It appears to be a good size. However at the time I visited the large part was not in use at all due to a need of repairs. A family of five were living in the small right section of the house.. Miss Helen Willms, Matheson Island." Used in CM 3-44-1. See also CM 7-16-6.

Bergen, Helen (Willms), 1925-2003

A log house in Pauingassi

An Indigenous man stands in front of a log house in winter. Three children are also visible in the photograph. Perhaps this is a newly built home for a family. CM 7-16-7 has an article about Henry Neufeld's task of assisting people to build better houses. Probable location is Pauingassi, Manitoba. Negative also.


Anne Giesbrecht and Henry J. Gerbrandt

Negs only, 2. Anne Giesbrecht? (left), secretary of the Canadian Mennonite Youth Organization, hands a cheque to H. J. Gerbrandt (right), executive officer of Mennonite Pioneer Mission. The CMYO raised money to build a mission chapel at Cross Lake, Manitoba for MPM. See CM articles: 4-30-7, 5-27-4, 5-41-5


At Bloodvein Indian Reservation

Caption reads: The mission house (left and the chapel (right) of the Mennonite Pioneer Mission at the Bloodvein Indian Reservation. Erdman Neufeld's, missionaries.

At Loon Straits

This photo shows a person walking across a narrow bridge made of several wooden planks in Loon Straits, Manitoba.
"There were a number of points in Loon Straits where the dwellings were separated by low-lying swampy areas that easily flooded when Lake Winnipeg levels rose and this is one of those."


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