Fonds paa-7905 - Adrian Hope fonds

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Adrian Hope fonds

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PAA paa-7905

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0.03 m of textual records. -- 3 audio reels

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Adrian Montrose “Pete” Hope was born November 9, 1903 in Morinville, Northwest Territories; he was the son of Harry and Marie Cecile (Kelly) Hope. His father was a Scotsman and his mother a Cree woman; as a result, Adrian was brought up in both cultures. While Harry was Indian agent at Alexander First Nation Reserve #134, Adrian was able to learn the Cree language and about Cree history. He was a farm labourer, interpreter, fisherman, professional rodeo cowboy, writer and poet; as well, he was active within various Indigenous communities. In 1928, he and Joseph Dion organized the Métis Association of Alberta. Adrian was president of the Métis Association of Alberta from 1960 to 1967 and secretary-treasurer of the Alberta Federation of Métis Settlements, which he helped establish in 1973. Adrian was also involved in forming the Alberta Native Communications Society. Adrian was later a resident of the Kikino Métis Settlement. In 1982, Adrian’s Stories in rhyme: a collection of poetry, with an introduction by Grant MacEwan, was published by the Alberta Federation of Metis Settlement Associations. Adrian and wife Julia de Pagie had three daughters, Charlotte, Dorothy and Margaret. Adrian Hope died in February 1986.

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The Provincial Museum of Alberta, on behalf of Margaret Gross (née Hope), daughter of Adrian Hope, deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1988.

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The fonds consists of the personal records of Adrian Hope and includes day to day journals, a Métis Association of Alberta membership card, correspondence, the poem "The Fate of Jim Brady," an audio recording of a CBC program where Adrian Hope discussed Métis and his own history, an interview with Adrian Hope conducted by Terry Lusty, and an audio recording of the Saddle Lake Indian Days.

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  • The material is in English.

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Access Conditions: For audio, consult access copies. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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Adrian Hope's poem "An Indian's Fate" appears in Lac La Biche: Yesterday and Today, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 L118 (page 97). An image of Adrian Hope can be located in the A file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints under the number A.18,020 (PR1989.0424);Also see the Metis Association of Alberta fonds at the Glenbow Archives in Calgary, Alberta.

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Information for the biographical sketch is taken from <em>The First Métis: A New Nation</em>, which is available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 970.4123 An23, from <em>Alberta Report</em> (March 10, 1986), from The Métis in Alberta website, <a href=""" target="_blank">"</a>, accessed April 4, 2006 and from the records. Artifacts donated to the Provincial Museum of Alberta can be traced under accession number H88.29.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1988.0145<br><br>

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