are some photos of our ancestors. Please check back periodically as
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The Indian Legend of Spy Hill
sat in his teepee
Dreaming of the days gone by.
For I'd asked him for the
Of the killing of the spy.
the old man hesitated,
Slowly then his answer came:
I will tell the native story
Of that Hill, and why it
in those days fought each other,
For our tribes would not
Cree would fight the fierce
Saulteaux sometimes fought
some Crees upon their travels
Pitched their camp close by that Hill;
There they loosed their tired ponies
Free to wander at their will.
Sunrise saw a young Cree hunter,
Climb the Hill to view around.
There he saw a Sioux marauder
Fast asleep upon the ground.
Kinistine, with angry visage,
Slowly crept upon the spy.
Stone in hand he struck the sleeper
Gloating as he watched him die.
From the spot beneath the dead man
All the sod he cut away.
"Ka-pa-kam-a-ou" he uttered
As he turned and strode away.
As a youth I journeyed thither,
Saw the place the spy had lain.
No grass then grew on the Hill top
On the spot the spy was slain.
Spy Hill. That's the name in English
Which the white man knows it by:
"Ka-pa-kam-a-ou"a we call it,
Meaning "Here I struck a spy".
Surfing the net, you come up with alot
of information like.....
Perrin, whose real name was James LaCava, was born
in New Orleans in 1916. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic boxing
team before entering the professional ranks. His greatest years in
the ring came in 1939 and 1940. By late 1940, he had rolled up 46
victories and had been defeated only three times. He was one of the
worlds most successful boxers in 1939, winning 12 of 13 bouts.
Perrin laid claim to the featherweight title by beating Bobby Ruffin
and Joey Archibald in 1940 fights.