"Owen Keveny: His Grave"


Research has led me to believe that I know the last resting place of Owen Keveny. Keveny had been employed by Lord Selkirk to recruit and guide settlers to the Red River settlement. Accused of being a harsh task master, it seems that he was an unlikable character. In 1816, he was taken prisoner by the Northwest Fur Company, charged with treason, and sent to trial in Montreal. En route, up the Winnipeg River, he was murdered by his captors, and buried on this small island above the Dalles Rapids.

20 x 36 inches     ||     acrylic on canvas     ||     $1500 Canadian

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