• 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

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Painting | Radisson & Groseillers Established the Fur Trade in the Great North West, 1662 | M993.154.313

Menevavana 1710-1770


Menevavana was an Ojibway Chief who agreed to work with Chief Pontiac in his quest to drive the British out of Canada so that the French would return.


Pontiac believed that if the First Nations people attacked the British, the French would join the fight.


As it turned out, the French remained in France and Pontiac's rebellion against the British failed. As the Anishnaabe researcher Alan Corbiere has noted, meanwhile, a point had nevertheless been made to the British that they could not just take the allegiance of the First Nations people for granted.


Can you think of anything you would fight for even if you had no chance of  winning?