First reader in the English and Blackfoot languages, with pictures and words
Prepared by order of the Department of Indian Affairs for the use of industrial schools among the Blackfoot tribes in the North West Territories
Lacombe, Albert (1827-1916.)
1827-1916. Born at St Sulpice, Quebec; became Oblate and ordained priest, 1849; studied Cree at Pembina, North Dakota, 1849-1851; curate in Montreal until offered his services to Mgr Alexandre Taché and went to Edmonton, 1852; to Lac Sainte Anne, 1853; founded Saint-Joachim mission at Fort Edmonton, 1858; founded mission at St Albert, 1863; appointed to parish of Fort Garry and responsibility for colonization in Manitoba, 1872; sent to eastern Canada to promote colonization, 1875; appointed Vicar General of Saint Boniface, 1879; chaplain to CPR workers, 1880-1882; first parish priest in Calgary, 1880; notable influence on Blackfoot during Riel Rebellion, 1885; influential in development of education in Alberta; moved to Pincher Creek, 1904; died at Midnapore, Alberta.
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- Canada. Department of Indian Affairs .