Elmer Jamieson

Elmer Jamieson, educator (b on the Six Nations Indian Reserve, Ont 30 Aug 1891; d at Toronto 18 Apr 1972). He received his BA from McMaster in 1913. He enlisted in the army, and censorship of his letters led him to write home in Mohawk.
Elmer Jamieson, educator (b on the Six Nations Indian Reserve, Ont 30 Aug 1891; d at Toronto 18 Apr 1972). He received his BA from McMaster in 1913. He enlisted in the army, and censorship of his letters led him to write home in Mohawk.


Jamieson, Elmer

Elmer Jamieson, educator (b on the Six Nations Indian Reserve, Ont 30 Aug 1891; d at Toronto 18 Apr 1972). He received his BA from McMaster in 1913. He enlisted in the army, and censorship of his letters led him to write home in Mohawk. When censors could not "crack his code," he was called in to reveal its secrets. With his fellow Mohawks he set up the first Amerindian communications network, an idea adopted by the US Army in WWII. After the war he took an MA at McMaster in 1922, and then a doctorate in pedagogy at U of T in 1928. He was head of the chemistry and biology department at North Toronto Collegiate 1922-57.