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  • "Faith Vital to Native Leader"
    Newspapermystery       "During the War of 1812 between the United States and Canada, a group of Delaware Indians who felt close ties with the British migrated from their original home territory along the Delaware River to Canada. Legend has it that they asked permission to stay in the Grand River country for ...
    Newspapermystery     "During the War of 1812 between the United States and Canada, a group of Delaware Indians who felt close ties with the British migrated from their original home territory along ...
  • "Chiefswood Curator"
    Newspaper       "Mrs. Arnold D. Hill is the curator of Chiefswood. On Weekends and holidays Mrs. Hill is busy guiding tourists through the Johnson home. But on weekdays she has time to talk with visitors, not only about Chiefswood and Pauline Johnson, but also about Indians and their way of life."
    Newspaper     "Mrs. Arnold D. Hill is the curator of Chiefswood. On Weekends and holidays Mrs. Hill is busy guiding tourists through the Johnson home. But on weekdays she has time to ...
  • Skenando: an Oneida Chief who remained friendly to the United States
    Image       Lithograph -- Hand-colored depicting Oneida Chief Skenando. "Skenando's person was tall, well made, and robust. His countenance was intelligent, and displayed all the peculiar dignity of an Indian chief. In his youth he was a brave and intrepid warrior, and in his riper years one of the noblest counsellors among ...
    Image     Lithograph -- Hand-colored depicting Oneida Chief Skenando. "Skenando's person was tall, well made, and robust. His countenance was intelligent, and displayed all the peculiar dignity of an Indian chief. In ...
  • Image of the Great Britain - Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt).
    ImageObject       Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in this belt, there are two squares at the end of the belt representing two nations. A vertical line running the ...
    ImageObject     Image of the Great Britain Haudenosaunee Covenant Chain Belt (Alliance Belt). This belt uses the symbolism commonly used in Haudenosaunee belt making. Nations are usually symbolized with squares. Here in ...
  • "Woodland Cultural Centre War Clubs & Wampum Belts Remarks by Tim Johnson"
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  • "Unknown Stories of the War of 1812"
    Image       "Unknown Stories of the war of 1812: People and Events that Impacted on Six Nations." This slide show was created November 2012, the author is unknown.
    Image     "Unknown Stories of the war of 1812: People and Events that Impacted on Six Nations." This slide show was created November 2012, the author is unknown.
  • Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen
    Image       Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father and Scottish mother, Norton was born in Scotland around 1770. Norton was especially inspired by the Mohawk chief, Thayendanega (Joseph ...
    Image     Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father ...
  • Portrait of Major John Norton
    Image       Image of Painting of John Norton (Teyoninhokarawen), portrait probably painted by Solomon Williams around 1804. The combination of Iroquois and Mohawk clothing worn by Norton in this portrait reflects both his own dual heritage and the ongoing cultural exchange between First Peoples and Europeans. This portrait was painted in England ...
    Image     Image of Painting of John Norton (Teyoninhokarawen), portrait probably painted by Solomon Williams around 1804. The combination of Iroquois and Mohawk clothing worn by Norton in this portrait reflects both ...
  • Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen
    Image       Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father and Scottish mother, Norton was born in Scotland around 1770. Norton was especially inspired by the Mohawk chief, Thayendanega (Joseph ...
    Image     Image of Portrait of Major John Norton as Mohawk Chief Teyoninhokarawen, Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 in. by Mather Brown (1761-1831). The mixed blood son of a Cherokee father ...
  • Capt. Cold
    Image       Painting of Capt. Cold, War of 1812
    Image     Painting of Capt. Cold, War of 1812
  • Notes on the Participation of the Six Nations during the War of 1812
    TextPublication       Notes on the Participation of the Six Nations during the war of 1812.
    TextPublication     Notes on the Participation of the Six Nations during the war of 1812.
  • A Canadian Perspective on the War of 1812, by Victor Suthren
    TextPublication       Article analyzing the events of the War of 1812 from the perspective of Canadian interests.
    TextPublication     Article analyzing the events of the War of 1812 from the perspective of Canadian interests.
  • Key Events of the 1812 War
    TextPublication       Historical timeline outlining the key events of the 1812 War.
    TextPublication     Historical timeline outlining the key events of the 1812 War.
  • Niagara Historical Society Pamphlet -No. 7 -Historic Buildings
    TextPublication       Pamphlet published by the Niagara Historical Society. No. 7 in a multi-part series collects poetry and other writings centered around the subject of historic Ontario buildings.
    TextPublication     Pamphlet published by the Niagara Historical Society. No. 7 in a multi-part series collects poetry and other writings centered around the subject of historic Ontario buildings.
  • Press Release for Educators from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
    Text       Press release regarding the availability of educational materials related to commemorations in 2013.
    Text     Press release regarding the availability of educational materials related to commemorations in 2013.
  • "Woodland Cultural Centre War Clubs & Wampum Belts Exhibit Advertisement"
    Image       "Woodland Cultural Centre Invites You to Experience War Club & Wampum Belts: Hodinohso:ni Experiences of the War of 1812"
    Image     "Woodland Cultural Centre Invites You to Experience War Club & Wampum Belts: Hodinohso:ni Experiences of the War of 1812"
  • Replica of the "Brock War Club"
    ImageObject       War of 1812 (replica) of a War Club named "The Brock War Club". It is believed that a member of the Allies used the original in battle with General Isaac Brock.
    ImageObject     War of 1812 (replica) of a War Club named "The Brock War Club". It is believed that a member of the Allies used the original in battle with General Isaac ...
  • Beaver Dams Encampment Site Photo
    Image       Photograph with accompanying text illustrating the site of the Native encampment at Beaver Dams at the time of Laura Secord's flight.
    Image     Photograph with accompanying text illustrating the site of the Native encampment at Beaver Dams at the time of Laura Secord's flight.
  • Treaty of Ghent Snuff Box
    ImageObject       Photograph of a two-piece round snuff box of black-enamel, with a lacquered, transfer-image of four military figures and an Indian who oversees the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
    ImageObject     Photograph of a two-piece round snuff box of black-enamel, with a lacquered, transfer-image of four military figures and an Indian who oversees the signing of the Treaty of Ghent.
  • Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt)
    ImageObject       Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt). Est. Length: 34.25 inches (Cordage). Col. William Claus, Deputy Superintendant of Indian Affairs, presented this belt to the Six Nations after the War of 1812. It was a pledge by the Crown ...
    ImageObject     Photo of the Pledge of the Crown Belt (a.k.a.Claus Wampum Belt - War of 1812 Peace Wampum Belt). Est. Length: 34.25 inches (Cordage). Col. William Claus, Deputy Superintendant of Indian ...
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First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Aboriginal (Canada)