The Indigenous people who lived along the north shore of Lakes Ontario and Erie around the time of the Speedy were very much aware of the double standard that existed regarding justice for English people and Indigenous people. It had been demonstrated in 1796 when the beloved leader of the Mississaugas, Chief Wabukayne and his wife were killed on the shore at York and the perpetrator walked free in spite of clear reports of his quilt. Peter Russell, the administrator of Upper Canada at the time, was hard pressed to assuage the leaders of the Mississauga and keep the relationship on a positive track. These events did not help. An earlier version of the Speedy story included a chapter on the death of Chief Wabukayne, but it was not central to the story, so was removed. The material is provided here, very much as it was in that early chapter of the book. His BIO is also provided.