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Saskatoon founder John Lake was a ‘scallywag,’ says U of S professor – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 2019207 Views

Prof. Keith Carlson says Lake should be disliked by First nations, Métis and settlers alike

Mar 20, 2019

John Lake is endearingly known as the founder of Saskatoon, but a University of Saskatchewan professor says he should be known more as a villain.

History professor Keith Carlson is giving a talk Wednesday night at the Hose and Hydrant provocatively called, Saskatoon’s Founder, Canadian Villain: John Lake.

“It turns out he was kind of a scallywag,” Carlson said.

Research by Carlson and some of his students has led the professor to question whether we should be celebrating Lake.

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