4c Abandoned Landing: Paul Kane and the Lost Leg of the French Portage

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Sunday, February 21, 2016
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COOPER, Martin – earned a Master of Arts degree in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and is currently completing his PhD at U of T.  Mr. Cooper, who has 35-years of experience in the field of heritage consulting, is a Partner and Senior Archaeologist at ASI Heritage Services and manages ASI’s projects in northern Ontario.  He has directed hundreds of pre-contact, historic aboriginal and historic Euro-Canadian archaeological assessments throughout Ontario. Mr. Cooper has spent considerable time working and travelling in northern Ontario.  An experienced canoeist and guide, he is intimately familiar with the culture history and ecology of the Canadian Shield.

LISTER, Kenneth R.  – is an anthropologist with the Royal Ontario Museum. His research has included archaeological and ethnographic fieldwork in the Hudson Bay Lowlands of /northern Ontario, and historic Inuit art from Pangnirtung. Recently he has spent time on the Kaministiquia River–Dog Lake fur-trade route between Thunder Bay and Fort Francis searching for sites sketched by Canadian artist, Paul Kane. His multi-year research projects related to the art of Paul Kane has resulted in two books, Paul Kane / the Artist/: Wilderness to Studio and The First Brush: Paul Kane and Infrared Reflectography. The former book received seven honours including winner in the categories of Native American Studies, Art, and History from the International Book Awards (Los Angeles) and the Regional Category of Western Canada—Non-Fiction from the Independent Publisher Book Awards (New York). In April he will be publishing the Royal Ontario Museum edition of Paul Kane’s 1859 travel literature classic, Wanderings of an Artist among the Indians of North America.

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