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Memorable Manitobans: Jacob Berens [Nah-wee-kee-sick-quah-yash] (c1832-1916)

Click to enlargeNative chief.

Probably born in Berens River, he was baptized at Norway House by George McDougall in 1860. He settled with his family at Pigeon Bay and was a leader of his people both in negotiating Treaty Five and in dealing with the arrival of Icelanders in 1875. He became a prominent lay Methodist and served his people as chief for 40 years. He died at Berens River, Manitoba.

Father of William Berens.

More information:

Jacob Berens, Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 24 January 2010

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