Fonds whyte-57 - George McLean fonds

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George McLean fonds

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WHYTE whyte-57

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18 cm of textual records. -- 92 photographs : prints

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George McLean, 1871-1967, also known as Walking Buffalo, was a Stoney Indian, Indian Chief and Moral Rearmament representative at Morley, Alberta, Canada. McLean was educated at Morley and Red Deer, Alberta, Canada and Winnipeg, Manitoba. He received his English name when "adopted" by Rev. John MacLean, who supported his education. A successful rancher, McLean was Chief of the Bearspaw Band, Stoney Indians, from 1920 until 1935. In 1958, he became deeply involved in the Moral Rearmament Movement and made public appearance tours in England, Europe, New Zealand and Africa.

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Fonds consists of George McLean papers and photographs. Textual records include personal and business correspondence and financial papers, etc., 1909-1955 (pre-dominant 1909-1927) pertaining to ranching and reserve matters; Indian Association of Alberta minutes and bulletins, 1944-1953; newsclippings, scrapbooks, etc., 1960-1967, mainly concerning Moral Rearmament movement; and miscellaneous material, n.d., 1955, 1960. Photographs, 1924-1966, pertain to George McLean, family and friends; events and activities; Stoney Indians; and Moral Rearmament tours, 1959-1962.

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Condition of material is fragile. Textual records include oversize items.

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Acquired by donation, 1967, 1970


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  • Language is English

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No restrictions on access;Copyright, privacy, commercial use and other restrictions may apply

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Accompanying artifacts transferred to heritage collections, Whyte Museum

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Record No. M42 / V422<br><br>

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