Native Women’s Quilt of Tears

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

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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 September 27, 2012, in Barn Quilt Champions., First Nations, War of 1812 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Darryl K. Stonefish


  2. 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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