Corpus Christi: 0050.0794

INDIANS OBSERVE CORPUS CHRISTI – Attend Church in Morning; Form Procession in Afternoon.

            Sunday last, in observance of the Church festival of Corpus Christi, the Kootenay Indians from all parts of the district congregated at the St. Mary’s Indian Mission, members of the tribe from the Tobacco Plains, Creston and Windermere reserves, participating in the annual religious ceremonies.  At 10 a.m. the Indians attended church in a body where the Rev. Father Lepine, O.M.I., held a high mass.  In the afternoon, as has been their custom for many years, the tribesmen formed in grand procession, and led by their spiritual advisors, marched from the church to the school.  The balance of the day was devoted to sports, a miniature stampede affording the young braves an opportunity to display their skill in horsemanship and to indulge in tribal games.  A large number of interested spectators from Kimberley and other points in the district attended the ceremonial.

0050.0794: Corpus Christi

Kootenay Indians from local reserves congregated at St. Mary's Indian Mission to participate in annual religious ceremony.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  June 10, 1926
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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