Imposition of Order

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1. Imposition of Order (2017) pigment print on archival paper

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Samuel de Champlain, Geographical map of the New Franse made by the Sieur de Champlain Saint Tongois Ordinary Cappitaine for the King in the Navy. Faict len ​​1612. Courtesy: Library and Archives Canada, e010764733 This map, engraved in 1612, was published in Samuel de Champlain’s Les voyages de 1613 (attached at the end of the volume, see Amicus 4700723). It represents the territory explored by Champlain up to 1611 as well as information he had gleaned from Amerindians and other European explorers and cartographers.

Jeff Thomas, Samuel de Champlain Monument (1992) Ottawa, Ontario, GPS: 45.4294 -75.70145

William Berczy the Elder. Portrait of Joseph Brant (c. 1808) Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 35.5 cm. The Thomson Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

Plan shewing the Lands granted to The Six Nations Indians situated on each side of the Grand River or Ouse; commencing on Lake Erie and containing about 674,910 acres. Copy J.G. C. [with an extract from the Deed of Feoffment], 7th December 1792. Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada/ H3/410/Grand/1792

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2. Some Things Never Change (1996/2016) pigment print on archival paper

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Jeff Thomas, Joseph Tehwehron David (1957–2004) (1997) Mohawk, artist, and veteran of the 1990 Oka Crisis

John Verelst, John of Canajoharie (1710) courtesy Library Archives Canada/C-092417, LAC, Ottawa, Ontario, GPS: 45.42005 -75.70789

Jeff Thomas, Bear Thomas (Cayuga) (1996) Samuel de Champlain Monument, Ottawa, Ontario, GPS: 45.4294 -75.70145

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3. Who Was Thomas Moore? (2012) pigment print on archival paper, 20″ x 25″

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Unknown photographer, Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs, 1896 (1897), Courtesy of Library Archives Canada/ C-022474, GPS: 50.760383 -104.199583

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4. The First Spike (2017) pigment print on archival paper 

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Norman Denley, Canadian Pacific Railway bridge, Mountain Creek, British Columbia, ca. 1880-1890, Courtesy Library Archives Canada/PA-066576

Milwaukee Railroad “Hiawatha” Advertisement Poster

Jeff Thomas, Father and Daughter (2006) Memory Junction Museum, Brighton, Ontario, GPS: 44.036183 -77.7429

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5. He-Clears-A-Path (2013) pigment print on archival paper, 20″ x 47″

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Jeff Thomas, Antone Family, Bus Shelter Poster (1990) Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, GPS: 49.89724 -97.1391

Jeff Thomas, Indian Head (1990) Portage Avenue and Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, GPS: 49.89521 -97.13975

Peter Rindisbacher, A family from the tribe of the wild Sautaux Indians on the Red River (ca. 1821) Courtesy: Peter Rindisbacher/ Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1988-250- 28. Approximate GPS: 49.88528 -97.12907

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6. WARRIORS RULE (2015) pigment print on archival paper, 46” x 39”

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Geraldine Moodie, Sun Dance gathering, Cree men (June 1895) Battleford, Battleford Saskatchewan area. Geraldine Moodie/ Library and Archives Canada/ PA-028833, GPS: 45.42005 -75.70789

Jeff Thomas, Graffito, Mercier Bridge Pier (1994) Kahnawake Reserve, Québec, GPS: 45.40863 -73.65925

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7. My Brave Indian (2008) pigment print on archival paper, 30” x 59”

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Silver Wing, Romance Novelist Cassie Edwards (2002) Chapters Bookstore, Ottawa, Ontario, GPS: 45.42584 -75.69305

Jeff Thomas, “No Retreat” (Indian Scout), (2002) Major’s Hill Park (Reserve), Ottawa, Ontario, GPS: 45.4246 -75.699617

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View the other Portfolios from this series:

ON THE ROAD WITH BIRDMAN

HOMELAND

IMPOSITION OF ORDER

MEMORY LANDSCAPE

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