Boucher, Louis N. “Chaudiere Falls in the Outaouais Region.” In
Encyclopedia of French cultural heritage in North America.
11 p. Illus.
Accessed November 11, 2013.
Filed at accession date.
-  - “Illustrator Charles W. Jeffreys [sic] evoked the
[First Nations period] in his depiction of an Algonquin
tobacco ceremony held near the Falls. In spite of its somewhat
Hollywood-like character, this watercolour, painting around
1930, does shoe native people practicing their religion near the
main Falls…..The tobacco ceremony portrayed in this Jeffreys
painting was described by Samuel de Champlain.”
- [3[ - [image of ceremony at the Falls]
-  - “Charles W. Jeffreys presented his image of Champlain’s passage
in an illustration of the explorer setting up [astrolabe] along the
-  - [image of Champlain with his astrolabe]
-  - “Library and Archives Canada has a photograph of another,
almost identical work by the same artist, catalogued as:
Champlain taking his position at the Chaudiere Falls in 1613. [see note
The referent to Chaudiere Falls in this title suggests that Jeffreys
placed Champlain at that exact spot on the Ottawa River in the
above illustration. While the dazed expression of the aboriginal
is both unrealistic and unfortunate, the moccasins and leggings worn
by Champlain are genuine…”
-  - “4. Library and Archives Canada, mikan 2956113. It appears
that this work was accidentally destroyed [Chateau Laurier?];
….The work in the photograph is almost identical to the one in
Jeffreys’ book, reproduced above.”