But when he returns to Canada, he remains an Indian: a "ward of the state," denied the rights of a Canadian citizen. Francis Pegahmagabow was a marksman, who fought for the allied forces, as a sniper, against the Germans in the World War I. To see the original battle, weapons, and votes, click here. Francis Pegahmagabow (1891-1952) was born on March 9, 1891, an Ojibwa of the Wasauksing First Nation of Parry Island, Ontario.He was orphaned at any early age and brought up by his First Nations community. Editorial: Blue Butterfly. Francis Pegahmagabow Francis Pegahmagabow, Tommy Prince The First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada have a long and proud tradition of military service to our country.. Francis Pegahmagabow died at 64, his lungs damaged so badly that he had to sleep in a chair to keep them from filling with fluid. Quotes and official names remain the same.