Religious cult targeted Brant County in 1700s

Around 1793, a petition for land was filed by Abraham Dayton, and his wife. The piece of land was to meet certain specific qualities. Dayton…

CORONA-19 versus the 1918 Spanish Flu

It was more than 100 years ago, but looking back at the last major pandemic to encircle the globe in light of the current CORONA-19…

“Indian” Warriors of Vimy Ridge

By Jim Windle / w notes, photos and excerpts COURTESY OF authors JOHN MOSES and TIMOTHY WINEGARD AND OTHERS FRANCE — Canada will soon celebrate…

The internal battle of Six Nations still exists

OHSWEKEN — In the Confederacy Council minutes of 1879, Chief George Buck made his feelings known to his fellow Chiefs regarding the internal bickering amongst…

Six Nations voting history: Chiefs held first referendum in 1881

SIX NATIONS — The issue of voting on maters of importance to Six Nations has been a troublesome issue since long before the RCMP raids…

The history of Six Nations refusing a municipal government

SIX NATIONS — Some people today believe the constitutional battle at Six Nations between a hereditary Confederacy government versus a municipal style of governance which…

HISTORY: Letter from Grand River Indian Agent wants a bigger Mohawk Institute

Letter sent to the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs in 1876. It’s a report by the Grand River Indian Agent, what at that time was…

Teosinte: modern corn’s ancient ancestor

MEXICO —  One of the most evolved vegetables in the world is what we now call corn. The roots of corn lay deep within the…

Collusion against Six Nations in 1923

SIX NATIONS — In 1923, Cayuga Chief Deskaheh was the official delegate representing Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, and he was creating an…

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

BURTCH — The tract of land known as the Burtch Tract was part of the Haldimand Tract made manifest by Joseph Brant on behalf of…

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

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…

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

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 historical connection between Mohawks and Masons

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…

Red Jacket’s defence against Christianity confounds missionaries

NEW YORK—Thagoyeghwatha, called Red Jacket, was a Seneca chief and one of the most logical and thoughtful Onkwehonwe (First Nations) speakers of his day, with a huge…

Five racist things written about indigenous people from two Canadian historical figures

The following quotes are from Canada’s First Prime Minister Sir John A. MacDonald from 1867-1873. “When the school is on a reserve, the child lives…