Category Archives: First Nations
First Nations history and culture
This documentary covers the same territory as the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail: the social history of the War of 1812 – 1814.
As the title suggests, A Desert Between Us and Them is about the people involved on the ground in the two-year war between the U.S. and Canada, either as combatants or as collateral damage. There is no focus here on aspects of the war which are more widely (if vaguely) known by the average Ontarian. No mention at all, for example, of the burning of the White House in Washington by a daring band of Canadians. Laura Secord gets one shout out but her contribution to the war effort is not described.
Reference: An Oct 1st story from The Windsor Star: “TVO film brings ‘real’ War of 1812 to life” ( See the full text at http://www.windsorstar.com/entertainment/film+brings+real+1812+life/8971819/story.html )
Taken and Destroyed: The War of 1812 Losses Claims, London and Western Districts Upper Canada
By Glenn Stott and Carol Hall
Published by Global Heritage Press, Milton, 2011
8.5″ X 11″
Image for Hardcover Edition
not available yet
8.5″ X 11″
Book on CD Edition
Taken and Destroyed is a key resource to help researchers identify which individuals made claims for losses due to actions during the War of 1812, where they resided, what items and property those claims were for, if the claim was denied or approved, and for how much currency. This book provides key information about each claim, and guides readers to the exact microfilm which contains the complete details and images of documents for each claim. Accessing the referenced microfilms will provide researchers with related images of any formal letters, diagrams, maps, notes and vouchers that appear on those microfilms.
September 29th launched the Native Women’s Trail of Tears quilt (31 blocks), Longwoods Quilt Honouring the Women of the War of 1812 (30 blocks) , the Longwoods Barn Quilt Trail (30 blocks), the Trail of Tears (15 blocks – to be installed), and the South Caradoc Trail.
by Marie Williams-Gagnon, Transcript & Free Press, Hayter-Walden Publications
It was a week of recognition and appreciation for the barn quilt trails which are spreading through the countryside, spurred locally by an initial project in Wardsville.
Transcript & Free Press