Town signs on to cabin study


The research project aimed at trying to uncover the legacy of Deep River’s original Indigenous residents continues to gather steam.

The latest step came last week, when Deep River council signed off on a College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) partner agreement in support of a study by a team of researchers at George Brown College called “Finding Their Voices: A Study in Indigenous Archeological Architecture.”

The researchers are trying to come up with as much information as they can to paint a picture of what the Indian village by the Ottawa River looked like prior to the creation of the Deep River townsite.

The Adams cabin, located at the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club, is the only structure still remaining from that era, but there were many other Indigenous families whose homes dotted the shoreline.

Steffanie Adams, a professor at George Brown’s School of Architectural Studies, is the study’s principal investigator, and also one of the grandchildren of David and Mary Adams, who raised eight of their 12 children at the cabin…

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