Because it’s better to celebrate a life of courage than to criticize a life one hasn’t lived . . . Who is Mohawk Pine Tree Chief Joseph Brant (Thayendanegea), and why should Canada know him? In twenty-one years of teaching some very savvy Canadian Studies students, I find not one young person – from either… Read more …
1845-1846. Canada West.
Wild places. Mystic spaces.
🇨🇦 Journey into the woods to find the dark but life-giving secret . . .
Five stars for Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: Charter from Foreword Reviews
. . . because your life is a fairytale
Adventure and romance and history
The Mohawk Trilogy is a saga about outliers in the alien world of the mid-19th century, Upper Canada. 🇨🇦
You’ll love the worm’s eye view. View the facts.
LANGUAGE English came to The Thirteen Colonies (c. 1600) and much later to Canada (c. 1784-1815). In 1775, in the Thirteen Colonies, “American” English was well established. Following the end of the American Revolution (1784), United Empire Loyalists (UEL) fled to British North America (BNA) from the northeastern states. Somewhat later, American-born “late loyalists” (1791-1815)… Read more …
In English-speaking Canada, American influences do not stop with speech, idiom and intonation. With the “late loyalists” (coming to the British colonies after the American Revolution), American ideas about democracy, republicanism and responsible government also make the trip north. Egalitarian-minded American “late” loyalists, layered with post-1815 Calvinism imported from the British Isles (especially Scotland), have… Read more …