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Reverend John McKay. (b.

1832)
John McKay was the son of James McKay, a Scot (b. 1797) and Mague !te "#adu the Met!s daughte of $ha #es "#adu and Ma gue !te %oss. &e ma !ed $h !st!na Mc'eath, the daughte of %obe t Mc'eath and Ma y Mc(ean !n 18)2 at K!#donan. *hey had e!ght ch!#d en. &e and h!s b othe +!n+#aw, %e,e end James -!sb!t we e ea #y sett#e s !n . !nce /#be t !n 18)). McKay e0 esented the go,e nment at the s!gn!ng of * eaty 1 at 'e ens %!,e !n 1871, and the s!gn!ng of * eaty ) !n 187) at 2o t $a #ton and 2o t .!tt. &!s b othe , the &onou ab#e James McKay a#so 0#ayed an !m0o tant o#e !n negot!at!ng * eaty S!3. &e became a . esbyte !an m!n!ste on M!stawas!s %ese ,e. John ma !ed $h !st!ana Mc'eath, the daughte of %obe t Mc'eath and Ma y Mc(ean on /0 !# 14, 18)2 at K!#donan. John became a . ebyte !an M!n!ste and se ,ed on the M!stawas!s %ese ,e fo 12 yea s, befo e et! !ng. $h!#d en of John McKay and $h !st!ana Mc'eath5 Ma y Ma ga et, bo n June 1), 18)3 at K!#donan, ma !ed 6!##!am Suthe #and. $h !st!ana 7sabe##e, bo n Janua y 19, 18)1 at K!#donan. $ass!e, bo n 18)). John %obe t, bo n Se0tembe 1, 1874. *homas &ugh, bo n 1878. /ngus, bo n 2eb ua y 3, 1878 at . !nce /#be t. &e ma !ed /gnes (afond. $athe !ne, bo n Janua y 2, 1877 at . !nce /#be t. /nn!e M!##s, bo n 9ctobe ), 1879 at . !nce /#be t.

John was the &ead gu!de fo the 1819 Southes: ;30ed!t!on 1 and o,e saw a## as0ects of the t !0. &e set each day<s t a,e# schedu#e, negot!ated the 0u chase of ho ses and su00#!es, and hand#ed d!0#omat!c d!scuss!ons w!th 2! st -at!ons 0eo0#e. =John McKay 7 #!:e ... he !s my head man (gu!de, as we unde stand the te m, 7 can sca ce#y ca## h!m, fo he :nows but #!tt#e of the oad, and d!d not 0 ofess to)+a steady good man, c#e,e w!th ho ses, ca ts, o anyth!ng> he manages the othe men adm! ab#y, and su!ts me e3ceed!ng#y we##... &e was bo n and b ed !n the Sas:atchewan count y, but afte wa ds became a es!dent at 2o t "a y and ente ed the $om0any<s em0#oy. 6hethe as gu!de o hunte , he was un!,e sa##y ec:oned one of the! best men.?2

/t the age of 32, James $a neg!e, the 9th ;a # of Southes:, t a,e##ed to $anada f om h!s nat!,e Scot#and !n 1819, afte be!ng ad,!sed that !t wou#d !m0 o,e h!s hea#th that had dete !o ated fo##ow!ng the death of h!s w!fe. &e w ote that the eason fo h!s @ou ney was to, At a,e# !n some 0a t of the wo #d whe e good s0o t cou#d be met w!th among the #a ge an!ma#s, and whe e, at the same t!me, 7 m!ght ec u!t my hea#th by an act!,e o0en+a! #!fe !n a hea#thy c#!mate.A *he ;a # t a,e##ed though the Bn!ted States to St. .au#, M!nnesota and c ossed the 0 a! !es, hunt!ng buffa#o a#ong the way. 2 Southes:, James $a ne!g!e. Saskatchewan and the Rocky Mountains: A diary and narrative of travel, sport, and adventure during a journey through the Hudson's Bay o!pany's territories, in "#$% and "#&'( ;d!nbu gh5 ;dmonston and Coug#as, 18785 0. 87.

*he ;a # comments on h!s men5 =/## of them ca !ed guns, a##, e3ce0t th ee, we e d essed !n f !nged #eathe hunt!ng sh! tsD of e,e y co#ou , f om the ye##ow of newness, and the wh!te of new washedness, to the b#ood+sta!ned b own of e3t eme ant!Eu!ty, as d!s0#ayed !n /nto!neFs ,ene ab#e ga ment.?3 Southes: desc !bes John McKay5 =McKay, 0owe fu# !n fo m and st ong of musc#e, b oad+chested, da :, and hea,!#y bea ded w!th a w!de+b !mmed b#ac: hat and unf !nged buff coat, and best !d!ng a #a ge b own ho se, esemb#ed some S0an!sh $a,a#!e of o#d.? 8 6hen they got 0ast 2o t .!tt McKay sta ted wea !ng a ound otte +s:!n fu ca0.1

John McKay. 1818. .hoto by &.(. &!me. $ou tesy / ch!,es and (!b a y $anada $+24214.

Southes:, James $a ne!g!e. Saskatchewan and the Rocky Mountains: A diary and narrative of travel, sport, and adventure during a journey through the Hudson's Bay o!pany's territories, in "#$% and "#&'( ;d!nbu gh5 ;dmonston and Coug#as, 18785 0. 242.
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Sc !0 aff!da,!t fo McKay, John> bo n5 1832> fathe : James McKay) mothe : Ma ga et "#adu (MGt!s)> c#a!m no5 28)8> date of !ssue5 Se0t. 1, 1878> sc !0 no5 12299.

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