Grand Chief Constant Pinesi

This map shows the approximate area of Chief Pinesi’s hunting grounds.

Grand Chief Pierre-Louis Constant Pinesi (1768-1834) played an important role in the history of the Kichi Sibi Region and in the history of Canada. He was noted for his eloquence and leadership. For more insight, the following paper offers a thumbnail sketch of Chief Pinesi and his times.

Grand Chief Constant Pinesi
– fighting a losing battle in a turbulent era

Author: Jim Stone

The author of this paper is not indigenous and prepared this paper out of personal interest in history and canoeing. The purpose of this paper is to provide a thumbnail sketch of Chief Pinesi and his times. It was not prepared for any other reason.

The paper has been consulted with representatives of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, where a number of Chief Pinesi’s descendants live.

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