Indian Paintbrush

1759 Longwoods Rd., Wardvsille ON.  Video.  Hosted by Llse Buhn and Ken Fitt and sponsored by Wardsville Tire Sales.

The Anishnawbe often taught early settlers survival skills. Settlers learned techniques for fishing, hunting and living on the lands to the settlers. In addition, they were responsible for showing the people proper vegetation and herbs for medicines. The native communities of the area are honoured for sharing their vast knowledge of survival to the new settlers such as George and Margaret Ward.

Many tribes of the First Nations were allies during the War of 1812. The Iroquois Confederacy, Delaware nations and Shawnee were key defenders of the Thames River region and instrumental in stemming off American encroachment.

Click on this link to Indian Paint Brush video

About Mary Simpson

Mary is one of the facilitators for, a Canadian network of quilters, rural organizations, museums, historians, sponsors and many others with a passion for rural Canada. We are working together to promote and enhance rural creativity, the arts, Canadian heritage and culture.

Posted on May 18, 2012, in First Nations, Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail, Quilt Blocks. and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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