The First Peoples Project and the Collaborative Profile of the Week Present:
Amelia (Connolly) Douglas
Amelia (Connolly) Douglas was born in a large trading post, the daughter of an Irish fur trapper and his Cree wife. She married James Douglas, who would become the first Governor of Colonial British Columbia, and was his primary adviser on native customs.
1. There are stories about Amelia's loyalty, bravery, and knowledge of Native customs that should be added to her profile.
2. Amelia had full and half siblings who need profiles.
3. Can we find a surname (or equivalent) for her mother, or decide if it is unknown? (Right now she is listed as Suzanne Chieftain's daughter (Cree native) Connolly.)
4. If anyone is near Victoria, British Columbia, can they get a photo of her headstone?
5. Amelia is said to have had 12 or 13 children, but only 7 are listed. Can we find names for the others? (Only 5 lived to adulthood.)
First Peoples Project
The First Peoples project is a subproject of the Canadian History Project that focuses on the genealogies and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.