Canise or Great Sail, an Ojibwa Chief Open in full size

Canise or Great Sail, an Ojibwa Chief

Canise or Great Sail, an Ojibwa Chief

Notes

Mrs. Simcoe's Diary, ed. by Mary Quayle Innis, Toronto, Macmillan, 1965, pp. 104-105; "August 24th [1793]…There was a party of Gibbeway Indians here…. One of them named Canise [another version of the diary says "named Great Sail"]…"; p. 108: "October 25th 1793…Canise & his eldest son were lately dead…"; p. 114: "York 6th of Jany. 1794… I sketched a likeness of the Great Sail, who came here today."
Perhaps inscribed in the plate l.l.: e [or "C"] S ["S" reversed]; Inscribed in ink on scrapbook page mount: From a sketch by Mrs Simcoe / Canise or 'Great sail" a Chippeway Chief

Rights and Licenses

Public Domain

Medium

Etching on wove paper

Extent

123 x 87 mm.; sheet 130 x 93 mm

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Call Number / Accession Number

X 18-27b