There was nearly always a lacrosse match on the Queen’s Birthday.

Sara Jeannette Duncan

 


Canada West 1841–1867  (Upper Canada 1791–1841, Ontario, 1867–)

United Empire Loyalists versus late loyalists

Summary: The history of Canada provides a good example of a 180° shift in manners, from republican to monarchist. Anti-American rhetoric, a manner so well appreciated in Canada, has early beginnings. Loyalty-to-the-Crown is a stubborn, long-time, English-Canadian manner, which is quickly adopted and adapted to a new circumstance – often allowing, sans correction, untruthful myths… Read more …

Devil Joseph Brant

Thayendanegea, a contemporary leader of his people, is “later derided as a devil by later people.” Joseph Brant arouses the ire of many of the Haudenosaunee, who to this day claim (falsely) he cheated them and let them down. Then there’s Canada. Canada is a politically correct nation with citizens poorly educated in general history and Indigenous history. Canada does not accord Brant the… Read more …

Ruthven Park, Indiana, Ontario

Ruthven Park’s founder is David Thompson. The lie Ruthven Park tells, through omission, is one with both a long nose (plain to see) and short legs (doesn’t withstand historical scrutiny). David Thompson 1 (1793 – 1851) is not a law-abiding person nor an honourable businessman. A bold Scot and a fascinating character, he is a… Read more …

Trumpeting the Mohawk trilogy

Lillian Brown: Despite being set over a century ago, [Charter] tackles the intricacies of gender inequality and social relationships in a relatable manner, tying the struggles of its characters to contemporary issues. (Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos Charter) Jane Ainslie: Charter should find a forever home with Canadians. (Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos Charter) Janine Brodie: Brilliant! A young Mohawk’s journey to find… Read more …

The Grand River Navigation Company Swindle

Speaking of not paying . . . The [Grand River Navigation Company] never pays the Six Nations for non-surrendered expropriated land nor returns a single penny of investment but most remarkable is this turnaround: the company is forever in need of cash infusions and uses up Six Nations’ capital monies in fifteen years. The Navigation wrings so much out… Read more …

Sky Walker Tehawennihárhos: CHARTER

Canadian folkways lean on immigrants’ and Indigenous’ stories. In Minsos Mohawk trilogy “the complexities of the era are thoroughly researched and accurately imparted, as evidenced by the detail in both the book and its lengthy introduction. These historical trials are never intrusive in the text; they are always incorporated in a relatable way.” Lillian Brown… Read more …

BROOKLEA-Davisville-Brantford

BOOKLEA! Davis Hamlet or Davisville is on the farm of Mohawk Chief Thomas Tehonwawenkaragwen Davis. Currently the site of Laurier University and Professor Gary Warrick’s archaeological dig, Davisville is situated northwest of Ohsweken and Brantford, and south of Paris. Davisville is there some time before the European villages of Brantford or Paris exist. And before Davisville,… Read more …

The Markham Gang Ontario

“Gang members took an oath of secrecy. They vowed to support each other in any way possible. They pledged to provide alibis in case they were arrested, and to back each other in court. This was a homegrown, nineteenth century Canadian ‘Mafia,’ a ‘mob,’ one of the earliest known cases of organized crime in British… Read more …