30 Years Ago
The Algonquins of Golden Lake
Historian Peter Hessel wrote a brief historical overview of the Algonquins, the original inhabitants of the Ottawa Valley. In his December 1983 article, Hessel focused on a reserve at Golden Lake, Ontario, located about 150 kilometres northwest of Ottawa. He noted the difficult transitions the Algonquins had to make, losing their language, their religion, and their way of life and being reduced to living on a portion of swampy and undesirable land.