So a son of Cranbrook--Colonel Baker--back in the 1800s' came over to the area, in Canada, in BC, and named our place here Cranbrook. I am coming over to the UK May 7th to 22nd and have made arrangements to come to Cranbrook on May 10th for a few hours--130 to 5pm I think it is.
In any case, I was wondering if there is an archive or if anyone knows of this history of Colonel Baker and if there was any correspondence about us, the Ktunaxa people, as he settled in our homelands here. The interesting thing is that all we are taught is that he called a place "Cranbrook" for his homelands, but the location of Cranbrook is, well by river...and made me think--I must go see the other Cranbrook!!!perhaps we have more in common with these places than just a name!
and so if anyone has time or inkling to meet me, I am travelling on my own, and hope to walkabout and visit an archive or museum--my people, the ktunaxa esp. our elders and cultural interpreters are quite keen that I am doing this! Thanks for any insights.
my time is limited only because I am in the UK for just a short time (2 weeks) and making my way all the way to inverness as well...it's ok though a 4 hour drive is nothing where I am from!