• Teosinte: modern corn’s ancient ancestor

    Teosinte: modern corn’s ancient ancestor0

    MEXICO —  One of the most evolved vegetables in the world is what we now call corn. The roots of corn lay deep within the indigenous soil of Central America. But the road towards the sweet, beautifully even rows of yellow kernels that we enjoy so much every summer has humble beginnings, in a small

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  • Collusion against Six Nations in 1923

    Collusion against Six Nations in 19230

    SIX NATIONS — In 1923, Cayuga Chief Deskaheh was the official delegate representing Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and he was creating an embarrassing report for Canada on the world stage. He was in England and Europe exposing the decades and generations-long mistreatment, frauds and outright thefts of Haldimand Tract land and hundreds

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  • Six Nations lands: why is the Burtch Tract so important?

    Six Nations lands: why is the Burtch Tract so important?0

    BURTCH — The tract of land known as the Burtch Tract was part of the Haldimand Tract made manifest by Joseph Brant on behalf of the “Mohawks and such others” of the Six Nations who accepted the land grant directly from the Crown in recompense for lands lost after the American Revolution. It was once

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  • In their own words: what early explorers wrote about indigenous people

    In their own words: what early explorers wrote about indigenous people0

    First impressions of the inhabitants of what later became known as the Americas, are very interesting to read from a historical perspective. It was primarily Jesuits and other religious orders recording what they experienced in the “new world.” The first tribal inhabitants of Ontario and New York areas as far as is known at this

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  • Six Nations lands: why is the Burtch Tract so important?

    Six Nations lands: why is the Burtch Tract so important?0

    BURTCH — The tract of land known as the Burtch Tract was part of the Haldimand Tract made manifest by Joseph Brant on behalf of the “Mohawks and such others” of the Six Nations who accepted the land grant directly from the Crown in recompense for lands lost after the American Revolution. It was once

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  • The historical connection between Mohawks and Masons

    The historical connection between Mohawks and Masons0

    It is no secret that Joseph Brant was a serious and devout Freemason, being given his apron (a sign of membership) by King George III himself during a visit to England in the accompaniment of high-ranking Masons stationed in the New World. “Around 1775, after being appointed secretary to Sir William’s successor, Guy Johnson, Brant

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