LIFE AT THE FORT: an event for history educators hosted by Approaching the Past

LIFE AT THE FORT: an event for history educators hosted by Approaching the Past

First Nations and the War of 1812 in Southwestern Ontario

Anishinaabek motivations for joining the War of 1812 in the Detroit region were entirely different than those of the British or Americans. Anishinaabek participation in the war must be seen in the context of rapid U.S. expansion, Euro-American settlement, and decades of conflict that had taken place between American and Native groups before and after the American Revolutionary War. U.S. victories over Native confederacies in the Battle of Fallen Timbers and the Battle of Tippecanoe set the stage for many Native warriors in the central Great Lakes to fight alongside the British in the War of 1812. The Anishinaabek who joined the British fought to maintain a nation-to-nation relationship of mutual respect and obligation that characterized Anishinaabe-British relations. In today's era of Canadian reconciliation with Aboriginal peoples, the War of 1812 can serve as a model for restoring that relationship.

This event will include an on-site walking tour of the Fort.

Folders of resource materials will also be provided.

This is a free event and refreshments are provided. For further
information please see our website:

Presentations by:
- Kelly Nesbitt, Administrative Coordinator of Fort York

- Richard Gerrard, Historian, War of 1812 Bicentennial at City

- James Jekins, Walpole Island Community Cultural Centre

Jenkins Lecture Details:

Fort York- 100 Garrison Road
Dec 04, 2012 - 05:00pm - 07:30pm