Posted by Mary Simpson
The Chippewa Barn Quilters Group Commemorated First Nation Women & Families of the War of 1812
Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Antler River Seniors Centre, north of Muncey Village
Posted on September 27, 2012, in Barn Quilt Champions., First Nations, War of 1812 and tagged Muncey, Quilt of Tears, Tecumseh. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.
So proud of the quilters, painters and all the people who helped make this project a success! Miigwetch to you all.
London Free Press story by Joe Belanger
It could be a document or a book, leather-bound and handled with care and a degree of reverence.
But it’s not. It’s a quilt called the Native Women’s Trail of Tears Quilt, commemorating First Nations women and families from across Southwestern Ontario, many of whom joined in the defence of Canada from the American invasion during the War of 1812.
Sunday, Londoners will get a chance to view and celebrate the quilt at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s Aboriginal Art & Craft Show & Sale, which features hand-crafted items by native artists and artisans.
Among the 31 vibrantly coloured cloth panels is one simply called Tecumseh, the Shawnee warrior and leader who died heroically during the Battle of the Thames.
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