• Voices from the Gathering PlaceSault Ste. Marie: 1622 - 1870

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

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Garden River First Nation has had many great athletes. Can you name one?

Lacrosse

 

The Anishnaabe devised a brilliant surprise attack against Fort Mackinaw.

 

Once they reached the Fort they invited the soldiers and commander to watch them play a game of lacrosse.

 

The Anishnaabe women, meanwhile, hid weapons beneath their clothing.

 

Just when the British soldiers least expected, one of the Anishnaabe players "accidentally" threw the lacrosse ball inside the Fort and the warriors rushed in after it, stopping only to trade their lacrosse rackets for the weapons that the Anishnaabe women had been hiding.

 

Have you ever tried a "sneak attack" on your friends or family? Did it work? What made the Mackinac sneak attack work so well?