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Memorable Manitobans: Joe Myran (1867-1946)

Farmer, Aboriginal leader.

Born at Poplar Point, he served as a councillor of the Long Plains Reserve for 25 years and Chief for five years. He retired from farming around 1942. He died on 5 February 1946, leaving a widow, two adopted daughters, two sons, thirty grandchildren, and 52 great-grandchildren.


“Indian Chief dies at Portage la Prairie,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 February 1946, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 September 2014

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