• 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

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Courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

This is Fort Brady. It was built in 1820 by the American Government when Governor Lewis Cass came to claim Sault Ste. Marie as part of Michigan territory. There was quite a ruckus when one Ojibway warrior whose brother had been killed by American soldiers, refused to let the American flag fly and wanted to fight. Two Anishnaabe leaders, Susan Johnston and Shingwaukonse, convinced the warrior to put aside his weapons, avoiding a battle where many would have been killed.

 

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