St. Eugene Mine Discoverer Indian Pete: 0196.0049

St. Eugene Mine Discoverer Indian Pete



Indian Pete and his wife, going to the Company office to collect their monthly cheque; paid every month until he died.


Indian Pete discovered the Moyie Mine, told Father Cocola, who in turn sold the mine to American interests.  With the money received from the sale of the mine, Father Cocola built the church and mission near the St. Mary’s River – 6 miles from Cranbrook.


The cook house would give Pete some food which would be carried in a sack on the back of their saddles.  They would take the old McGinty Road to the St. Mary’s Reserve Mission.

0196.0049: St. Eugene Mine Discoverer Indian Pete

Ktunaxa "Indian Pete" and his wife, Elizabeth going to the CM&S company office to collect the monthly cheque for discovering the large St. Eugene Mine at Moyie - 1924.

Medium:  Photograph - Image
Photographer:  Ted Nagle
Date:  1924
Collection:  Kimberley District Heritage Society (0196)


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People arrow Indian Petearrow
Transportation arrow Horses and Mulesarrow
Cities arrow Kimberley arrow Buildingsarrow
Cities arrow Kimberley arrow Celebrities, Characters, Memorialsarrow
First Nations arrow Ktunaxaarrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow St. Eugene Minearrow
Industry arrow Mining arrow Mines arrow Sullivan Minearrow

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