Chief Keeseekoowenin

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Chief Keeseekoowenin

Nicknames: "Moses Burns"
Birthplace: Bow River Region, Manitoba, Canada
Death: Died in near Elphinestone, Manitoba, Canada
Place of Burial: KeeseeKoowenin Indian Reserve, near Elphinestone, Manitoba, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of Chief Okanase and Sally
Father of Solomon Burns; Harriet Burns; Eliza Burns; Victoria Burns and David Burns
Half brother of Antoine Bone; William Mukatapenese; John JoJo; George Bone; Jean Baptiste Lolo and 14 others

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About Chief Keeseekoowenin


Keeseekoowenin was born around 1818 in the Bow River area of what is now the province of Alberta. His father was Chief Okanase, meaning "Little Bone", also known as Michael Cardinal, of the Saulteaux branch of the Ojibwe people. His father's band were fur traders who had drifted westwards from Quebec to the Rocky Mountains over several generations. His mother was of mixed Orkney and native American ancestry. Several of Chief Okanase's sons became prominent leaders on the prairies. Some traditions say that Chief Okanase's sister was wife of the Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) trader George Flett. Their son George Flett later became a Presbyterian missionary attached to Keeseekoowenin's band. Certainly Keeseekoowenin and Flett's mother were related [Wikipedia: Keeseekoowenin] See alao [Dictionary of Canadian Biography]



is the son of Chief Okanase (Michael Cardinal) and an Orkney mixed-blood woman probably surnamed Burns [Canadian Dictionary of National Biography]

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Chief Keeseekoowenin's Timeline

Bow River Region, Manitoba, Canada
Age 46
Manitoba, Canada
Age 49
Manitoba, C
April 10, 1906
Age 88
near Elphinestone, Manitoba, Canada
near Elphinestone, Manitoba, Canada