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  • To run with Longboat : twelve stories of Indian athletes in Canada / by Brenda Zeman ; edited by David Williams.
    Zeman, Brenda, 1951-
    Edmonton : G.M.S. Ventures, c1988.

  • E.P.S. : the first 100 years : a history of the Edmonton Police Service / A.J. Mair.
    Mair, Alex.
    Edmonton : Edmonton Police Service, c1992.

  • An Edmonton album: glimpses of the way we were / by Jo-Anne Christensen and Dennis Shappka
    Hounslow Press: An Edmonton Album, c1999.

  • The first Métis : a new nation / Anne Anderson.
    Anderson, Anne, Dr.
    Edmonton, Alta. : Uvisco Press, 1985.

  • Portraits from the plains / J.W. Grant MacEwan.
    Toronto ; New York : McGraw-Hill, c1971.

Video

  • Alberta Heritage Vignettes
    ¾ Access Video, BPN 2282 Program 07 Alex Decoteau
    Available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

  • Saskatchewan Hall of Fame First Nations
    Features five Aboriginal athletes including Alex Decoteau

Photographs

  • Available at the following archives: City of Edmonton Archives, Glenbow Archives, Provincial Archives of Alberta

Magazines

  • Legacy Fall 2001. “Cree Hero Runs Again”. By Dianne Meili.

Play

  • Running – The Alex Decoteau Story - Charlotte Cameron, 2001.

Other

  • Alex Decoteau Clippings file - City of Edmonton Archives

Articles

  • “Sergeant Alex Decoteau” by Sergeant Sam Donaghey
    “Alec Decoteau A Great Canadian Athlete” by Avis Mackenzie
    “Sergeants Donaghey & Decoteau Comrades in Time” May, 2001

Collections

  • Alex Decoteau Collection Inventory List – Edmonton Police Services

    1. Original photograph - Edmonton Irish A.A.A. 1909 (Amateur Athletic
    Association). There are six men in the background (some named) and 4 athletes sitting – Alex Decoteau is one of them). Reference A94-103

    2. An Edmonton Journal article dated August 12, 1985 captioned "Great Indian
    runner's spirit laid to rest 68 years later." Encapsulated. A94.104.1

    3. Article (publisher and date unknown) on Alex  Decoteau "Pow-wow
    honors local son and hero." A94.104.2

    4. Photograph of Decoteau with unknown woman. Decoteau is in uniform smoking a
    cigar. A94.104.9

    5. Oval photograph of Decoteau wearing Edmonton Irish AAA t-shirt with athletic
    medals attached. A94.104.11

    6. Picture of Decoteau as policeman in uniform. A94.104.12

    7. Picture of four people (2 aboriginal women, one young (teenager) female and
    one young boy standing in front of log cabin. A94.104.14

    8. Color photograph of six of Alex's trophies, a shield with a photo of him
    in the background. A94.104.16a

    9. Color photograph (2nd part of photo noted above) showing Decoteau's medals
    framed, his Olympian certificate and his Sports Hall of Fame certificate.
    A94.104.16b

    10. Several color photographs of grave of Decoteau inscribed "231462
    PRIVATE A. DECOTEAU 49TH BN. CANADIAN INF. 30TH OCTOBER 1917 AGE 28". Picture taken in 1992 at Passchendale New British Cemetery, Belgium
    A94-104.23. a/c

    11. Slide of Decoteau running in a race, negative of oval picture of Alex (as
    noted A94.104.11)

    12. Article from "The New native People" publication dated September 1985
    with full page add for the Third Annual Alex Decoteau Fun Run.

    13. One page bio on Decoteau as an athlete.

    14. Four page article on Decoteau as written by Sam Donaghey (retired EPS
    member) - the person responsible for gathering the Alex Decoteau collection
    and ultimately having it brought to the EPS Museum.

    15. Article (photocopied) from "Portraits From The Plains" by J.W. Grant
    MacEwen.

    16. Photocopy of Attestation Paper for Canadian Over-Sears Expeditionary
    Force, includes Casualty Form - killed in action, etc., photocopy of Will

    17. Full page and a third article on Decoteau submitted by the Edmonton Police.
    Published in "Nations Ensign" A Newspaper for Grassroots People... dated
    November 30, 1982.

    18. Photocopy of Certificate of Death.

    19. Photocopy of a sketch by Decoteau (dated 1913) entitled A "Jitney" Coin.

    20. Several additional published articles on Decoteau
 

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