Friday, February 26, 2010
If we are to define Ahrendarrhonon territory as being contained within an area bounded on the east by Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, in the west by the Coldwater River Valley, to the north by the Trent Severn Waterway and in the south by a line drawn from Hawkstone to Bass Lake then we must examine most of the sites contained within the current municipalities of the City of Orillia, Severn twp and Oro – Medonte twp. Based on the data that I am aware of this portion of Huronia contains about 260 archaeological sites.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
In my previous post I had stated that Brule was sent by Champlain to live with an Algonquin chief named Iroquet and his people. I also stated that Iroquet was the Chief of the Petite Nation (Weskarini) who lived on the Ottawa River south of Ottawa (Quebec side on the Petite Nation River).
Friday, February 12, 2010
This year will mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Huronia’s first European tourist. It was in the fall of 1610 that Étienne Brule accompanied a group of Algonquin from the Ottawa Valley on their trek to Huronia to spend the winter with their allies.