• Voices from the Gathering PlaceSault Ste. Marie: 1622 - present day

Die Stromschnellen von St Marie (The Rapids Of St Mary), Frank Buchser, 1868

By kind permission of the Kunsthaus Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

This website was created by teacher Peter White for the Algoma District School Board

Etherington 1733-?

 

This is a drawing of Fort Mackinaw as in looked in 1762.

 

It had high wooden walls for protection but since the British were watching the lacrosse game the main gate was wide open.

 

The commander of the Fort, Major Etherington, was warned by several of his men that something wasn't quite right about the invitation to watch the lacrosse game.

 

Etherington brushed aside his men's concerns which made the surprise attack by the Anishnaabe a success.

 

Have you ever watched someone "pull an Etherington" by ignoring a warning just before something bad happened?

 

Why didn't they listen?

 

Michilimackinac 1749,  Courtesy of Mackinac State Historic Park